If you build baritone cigar box guitars or have a likeness for them, this group is for you.
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2019
Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 1, 2019. 18 Replies 0 Likes
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
Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 7, 2019. 28 Replies 0 Likes
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
Started by Donny Bell. Last reply by Reg Seward Mar 31, 2018. 2 Replies 3 Likes
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
Started by Adam Crofts. Last reply by William J Russell Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies 1 Like
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
Huh, just realised that comment is over a year old.
Bob, piccolo's are often tuned to A, or sometimes G so it's like the top 3 strings of a bass plus a C or sometimes B, so ADGC
I have a bass tuned in regular, with regular sized bass strings, so starting at .110 or so, but it's a 24" scale, smaller than your average Stratocaster, and the strings are a bit loose but still very playable. Tuning it to A would probably tighten them right up.
Probably be pretty easy to convert a cheap strat or something, fill the pegholes and redrill for bass tuners, replace the nut, add a bass bridge. I'd leave the pickups as is, with luck the bass strings will fall nicely between the pole pieces, a la a P-Bass pickup.
Any one know what a "Piccalo (sp?) Bass is? While searching for some bass strings I ran across this term. Looked like the E,A,D,G strings of a baritone or a heavy acoustic guitar set.
I'm wanting to build a mini bass (for lack of a better name) Something between a baritone & short scale bass, 4 string (60 - 20) , 28" or so scale & tuned an octive higher than a regular bass. Any ideas?
Getting parts together for my first one of these. Be back soon!
In the Spring I built a 3 string, fretless Baritone CBG for Shane and I liked it so much that I had to do one for myself. Between being down for surgery, building for soldiers/sailors and getting ready to move, I've done it. But, to be "Wichita-sized" it had to be 4 strings and fretted.
Here's the basic stats. 28 inch scale length, mahogany neck, maple fretboard, P-Bass pups, tone/volume control, Padron CB and a tailpiece from a vintage parlor guitar
Headstock is a totally "one off" shape to accomodate 4 black gotoch tuners. The mahogany neck is mostly hidden under birch headstock medallions and a highly figured fretboard
More of that highly figured maple fretboard, with guitar pic position markers...
Building on the box bottom gave me an expanse of beautiful wood, so why cut it up? Holes for the pups and the bolt on neck. A painted black bolt bridge and the vintage tailpiece finishes off an understated Baritone CBG.
Strings? 65, 56, 44 and 32 Tuning either BEAD or low "Open B".... It gives the low sexy sound that Barry White would appreciate.... it also makes the ex Bass player in me very comfortable...
More pics and descriptions in the slide show, but I gotta tell you, this Baritone CBG is comfortable on red velvet under blue light.
Thanks for looking,
Here is a slide show of Wichita Sam # 263. It is a custom build for Shane Speal. According to his specifications, it is a three string fretless baritone CBG. I chose one bass tuner and two guitar tuners. With a 28 inch scale length, Shane has reported satisfaction with the low tones and "guts" of this CBG. Materials include Mahogany/oak/mahogany laminated neck, cherry fretboard, corian nut, bass bolt bridge, tail strap/jack, squire 51 control plate, tone/volume controls, a bolt on neck and a bone crushing humbucker that drives this CBG.
Enjoy... and thanks,
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