Baritone Guitar (cbg)

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Baritone Guitar (cbg)

If you build baritone cigar box guitars or have a likeness for them, this group is for you.

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what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 1, 2019. 18 Replies

Ive been looking for data for a baritone build.   I have read a 26.67” scale helps to define the guitar as baritone.  Before I get down to this, I wondered if I could get the parameters, is scale…Continue

Short Scale Resonator Bass Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 7, 2019. 28 Replies

I got a large cookie tin from my mother in law(4" x 12" x 9") and decided to do a resonator bass without frets.Thinking about using a Uke type strip Piezo, P Bass Pickups, 3-way switch, 250k volume…Continue

My latest build

Started by Donny Bell. Last reply by Reg Seward Mar 31, 2018. 2 Replies

I just wanted to share my latest build - a 7-string acoustic baritone using an Undercrown Shade cigar box. 27" scale, piezo pickup, and Fishman preamp.…Continue

Baritone a la fender bass VI

Started by Adam Crofts. Last reply by William J Russell Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi all,I just joined up and am looking forward to building some instruments!  I thought I might start with a 3 or 4 string baritone strung with strings for a Fender bass VI (or Jaguar Baritone).  Any…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on March 29, 2018 at 7:59am

I will be following along.

Comment by Reg Seward on March 28, 2018 at 7:54am

I am about to embark on making a Baritone resonator with a 27.5" scale, or maybe just 27". I will fashion the box from Sapele planks somehow, fit a pick-up of some devious design and have at it...... I have made a few other CBG's but this is the first resonator with a long neck, specifically for slide usage...!!! 15cm cone assembly

Comment by Paul Craig on July 2, 2017 at 10:16am

Built this for the Plumbers Challenge Build. It's a 27" scale Baritone 3 string. Uses the biggest low strings from a 6 string set (low E/A/D tuned D/A/D 1 octave low). I hacked a hand drill motor part to make the humbucking pickup. Made the git out of schedule 40 PVC pipe.

Comment by Paul Craig on October 27, 2016 at 6:28am

Thanks Blind Lemon Chello, I like yours too.

Just look on the thread "Short Scale Resonator Bass Build" in the discussion forum. On the last page at the bottom is the last pics I took. Just needs strings and a bridge.

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on October 27, 2016 at 6:08am

Paul, very cool, can't wait to see pics, love my baritone!! Same 30" scale, 1 bass string, 3 tenor strings, 2 pups & outputs, open "F" tune, very nasty!!

Comment by Paul Craig on May 28, 2016 at 10:20am

Just joined the group. I came into possession of a 12" x 9" x 4" cookie tin and had some thick square table legs. So my plan is to build a 30" short scale Bass Resonator with 4 strings, a strip piezo for ukes and a P Bass pup.

I'll start a build thread soon.

Comment by Where's Uranus? on January 18, 2016 at 8:14am
Comment by Where's Uranus? on January 18, 2016 at 8:12am
I use the bottom of the Ernie Ball 6 string (Fender VI) set on mine which is 28"
Comment by Robert Killen on October 25, 2015 at 9:26pm

Hi all.
Just finished my 5th build. I decided to double two Corojo No5s and string it up with the bottom 3 of a standard git set. I tuned it to D-A-D (a 4th below standard CBG tuning).

It sounds great. But I don't know what to call it. It doesn't have the short length of a tenor or the length of most baritones.

Any suggestions? Cheers!

Comment by Fake8pe on September 22, 2015 at 4:45pm
Where is the best place to find string for a 3 stringer, 30" scale?
 

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Discussion Forum

what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 1, 2019. 18 Replies

Short Scale Resonator Bass Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 7, 2019. 28 Replies

My latest build

Started by Donny Bell. Last reply by Reg Seward Mar 31, 2018. 2 Replies

Baritone a la fender bass VI

Started by Adam Crofts. Last reply by William J Russell Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies

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