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G'day all, When I first began to get into this cbg thing, I quickly realised that there aren't any cigar boxes available in my part of the…

Started by mitch jones

0 Dec 12, 2018

Piezo Placement

If this is not the appropriate place to ask this question, I apologize.  I'm preparing my first box for a resonator cone but am unsure as t…

Started by Doug Patterson

9 Apr 13, 2017
Reply by Paul Curry

my first two guitars made this year

My very first cbg build is the neck on top instrument made with walnut top, quarter-sawn sycamore sides, cherry back and red oak neck.  I d…

Started by Ron Lutz

4 Apr 10, 2017
Reply by Ken Vickerson

The Boat Paddle Box -- The Traditional Stick Dulcimer Soundbox

[Originally Posted: Mar 25, 2011]   I have decided to call this the "boat paddle box", or simply the "paddle box" design, because of the sh…

Started by Rand Moore

13 Apr 4, 2016
Reply by Murdoc_420

Notes on Making Sound Boxes for Metal Resonator CBGs

Hi All... For a long time I have wanted to build a resonator based string instrument, but I've put it off for a long time because of a poor…

Started by Rand Moore

8 Mar 29, 2016
Reply by Philip Hale

Homemade Box Clamp

I made a box clamp out of 1" x 1.5" Spruce I ripped from a 2" x 4" on the tablesaw. The back piece is the length of the box. The 2 sides ar…

Started by Monterey

13 Jun 28, 2015
Reply by Monterey

Where do people find solid wood stock for soundboards?

So I've seen a number of builds on the site with solid wood tops such as spruce and was wondering where people get that kind of lumber.  Bu…

Started by Barsymes Cratchnee

6 Mar 9, 2015
Reply by Monterey

How I made the box for Reuben's birthday guitar

Let me start by saying that I don't consider myself an expert in this subject, but I have made two very successful resonator boxes with sim…

Started by sasquatch

8 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by sasquatch

Building your own box that opens? Anyone done this?

Was thinking about building my own box and one of the things I like about some of the cigar box builds I've seen is the ability to open the…

Started by Barsymes Cratchnee

12 Jun 17, 2014
Reply by gary sheldon

Measuring wood ( and/or box) resonances - cheaply

I'll start off by saying that this may not be everyone's "cup of tea" and that some people might consider this "overthinking". To that I wi…

Started by Darren Addy

9 May 19, 2014
Reply by gary sheldon

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Jigs & Tools

Started by mitch jones Dec 12, 2018. 0 Replies

Piezo Placement

Started by Doug Patterson. Last reply by Paul Curry Apr 13, 2017. 9 Replies

my first two guitars made this year

Started by Ron Lutz. Last reply by Ken Vickerson Apr 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Notes on Making Sound Boxes for Metal Resonator CBGs

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Philip Hale Mar 29, 2016. 8 Replies

Homemade Box Clamp

Started by Monterey. Last reply by Monterey Jun 28, 2015. 13 Replies

Where do people find solid wood stock for soundboards?

Started by Barsymes Cratchnee. Last reply by Monterey Mar 9, 2015. 6 Replies

How I made the box for Reuben's birthday guitar

Started by sasquatch. Last reply by sasquatch Jul 28, 2014. 8 Replies

Building your own box that opens? Anyone done this?

Started by Barsymes Cratchnee. Last reply by gary sheldon Jun 17, 2014. 12 Replies

Measuring wood ( and/or box) resonances - cheaply

Started by Darren Addy. Last reply by gary sheldon May 19, 2014. 9 Replies

Box for three string reso

Started by Michael Fred Johnson. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Apr 30, 2014. 11 Replies

deltaresonatorcones.uk

Started by martin baker. Last reply by martin baker Apr 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Placing the Resonator Cone

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Apr 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Most useful power tool for CBG

Started by David Ford. Last reply by Barsymes Cratchnee Jan 9, 2014. 14 Replies

My CATBRO Resonator

Started by Tom Walters. Last reply by Rand Moore Jan 2, 2014. 7 Replies

Alt. box material

Started by Bert the Welder. Last reply by Mike Strehlow Dec 5, 2013. 3 Replies

My New "Thin-Walled" Sound Box Design

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Nov 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Advice on first box build

Started by Richey Kay. Last reply by Richey Kay Nov 4, 2013. 6 Replies

Rand Moore My Mountain Dulcimer Project

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Aug 22, 2013. 9 Replies

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