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So, the current requests that I hear a good bit are: bone nuts, more types of tuners (black, skull, etc), strings (on the way!), potentiometers, knobs and capacitors, strap pin/end pin jacks... so the question is, what else? My goal is to be the one-stop shop for cigar box guitar building, and I am getting closer to having most of the bases covered. Let me know what else you would like to see!
I want one of them T shirts i seen from the pics of the Gathering!

C. B. Gitty (Ben) said:
So, the current requests that I hear a good bit are: bone nuts, more types of tuners (black, skull, etc), strings (on the way!), potentiometers, knobs and capacitors, strap pin/end pin jacks... so the question is, what else? My goal is to be the one-stop shop for cigar box guitar building, and I am getting closer to having most of the bases covered. Let me know what else you would like to see!
Hah yeah Nix those are really "limited edition" shirts right now... in fact, those 2 are pretty much it!
Anti-customs shielding on your packaging? ... hahaha ... I know, I'm NO help. :-))
Hey Ben, thanks for all your efforts!
I bought a uke this year that has a built in pickup and preamp similar to what I see some guys offering for CBG's. The different thing about this one is that it has an electronic tuner built into the preamps panel. At first I wasnt sure I would like it, but now I wouldnt have it any other way! Its very cool. I have also seen them in Takemine acoustic/electrics.
I just was thinking, what a cool thing something like this might be in a CBG!

Mine is simpler, but heres an example-
http://www.takamine.com/?fa=elec_ct-4b
Hello Mark! You're right, that would be quite a tool, especially since it's a chromatic tuner that will pick up/display a full range of pitches. The ones like this that I have seen were specifically set up for a 6-string guitar, so they wouldn't be as useful on a CBG. But this Takamine is different. I will see what I can find.

Gityt
I've looked into it a little out of curiosity since the idea popped up, but found the stuff to be a little pricey so far.
Still though, I think its a cool idea for an "all out" build!
Any word on the black tuners yet? I am going to be needing more of them pretty soon, and I would rather buy from you than some guy on eBay. Looking for Wilkinson style vintage closed tuners....
Hello Iggy - I should be getting shipment confirmation on the black tuners very soon, hope to have them late this week/early next week. The style of them should be exactly the same as my gold tuners, just in matte black.
Good deal! Same price?

The ones I just got elsewhere were $22 per set.



C. B. Gitty (Ben) said:
Hello Iggy - I should be getting shipment confirmation on the black tuners very soon, hope to have them late this week/early next week. The style of them should be exactly the same as my gold tuners, just in matte black.
Hey Ben,
Do you have any plans to carry jack plates? On the topic......is the jack that comes with your basic kit a 6.5mm? I had a hard time getting the jack all the way through the box (the kit was great BTW). Getting ready for my next box and wanted to know before I placed my order. Thanks :)
Hello Matt -

I have an order in for several styles of jack plates right now. The long-shaft Neutrik jacks (the ones in the kits) are 9.5mm in length, compared to the normal 6.5mm length of other jacks. So while they are definitely better, I can't guarantee they will get through every thick box wall. Take Acid cigar boxes for example, those things are so thick that even the long-shaft jacks have no chance. I do sell the end-pin/strap button jacks which will accomodate about any wall thickness, but they are pricier.

Thanks,

Ben/Gitty

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