The 2010 Double Neck Contest


The 2010 Double Neck Contest


Build a Double Neck Cigar Box Guitar Submit up to 3 pictures per entry by May 31, 2010.

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Instrument must have the following criteria:
1. It must be have at least 1 cigar box in the body of the instrument.
2. It must be playable and contain at least 2 playable necks.

HOW TO ENTER: Build a double neck cigar box guitar according to the rules below and submit a picture prior to May 31, 2010. Please include your name a short description of your instrument along with a maximum of three pictures.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY: Simply upload your pictures and descriptions in this group. We will accept submissions from April 16 to May 31, 2010. Any questions, email Shane Speal at

DETAILS: We will also accept double neck cigar box guitars (any string combination), ukes, banjos, dulcimers, basses, diddley bows, harp guitars and similar stringed instruments. We will also accept any combination of these instruments. It can be either electric or acoustic. Get creative!

The winning instrument will be chosen by the staff at The Fretboard Journal magazine (!!!) and will be announced on the home page of on June 10, 2010. Fretboard Journal will be judging on creativity, originality and overall coolness. Basically, they'll be looking for the one CBG that gets discussed the most at the water cooler! The winner will receive a fantastically detailed Papa's Boxes 6-string "Amore" cigar box guitar, serial #0001.

In any case of changes to these rules will be posted on the home page of Cigar Box Nation and also in this group.

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Comment by Leroy Beal on June 1, 2010 at 4:19am
I too started to put some photos and videos, of my entry, on my website. Forgive the bad playing. I'm a better builder than player. I'll try to get more up soon.
Comment by Paul H (PRH) on May 31, 2010 at 3:53pm

OK, here goes. 6 string lap and 3 string dulcimer. Joined cigar boxes, garage sale crutches for frame and neck support, tailpieces from the handles. Oak trim scrap bridges, eye patches from cataract surgery sound hole covers, scrap corian nut/saddles. Duct tape, drywall screws, spit n chicken wire.

Idea better than build quality (imho) but it was fun, gets a lot of odd looks. Thanks to all, PRH
Comment by Wade on May 31, 2010 at 1:07pm

Here's my entry. I call it the "Aloha" It's a Cohiba box with a Tiki theme. It's a concert Ukulele on top with clear martin uke strings. The bottom neck is a 4 string guitar using the first 4 strings of a 6 string guitar (DGBE). It's got a small piezo I got from a car alarm company and capped with a simple piece of maple. bamboo(of course!) skewer frets and all handpainted art work. I also included a hidden keytone in the pic for all you cbg'rs in PA and I modified Cohiba logo to fit the theme. This was fun!!! Hope you like it.

Comment by Ed Strauss on May 31, 2010 at 9:34am
a couple more pics...

Yes, there is a cigar box in there somewhere !!!

Comment by Ed Strauss on May 31, 2010 at 9:17am
Awwright !!! Here it is..... this double neck consists of a 3-string bass and a 4-string CBG. Bass tuned E-A-D and guitar tuned E-B-E-G#.

*Box size is 9.5 in. wide x 11.75 in. long x 2.5 in. thick *Overall guitar length is 40.5 inches *4 Piezo transducer pickups wired to a 1/4 in. Switchcraft jack *Maple necks measure 1.5 in. wide x .75 in. thick *Bass has 21 frets on a 34 inch scale *Guitar has 19 frets on a 25.5 inch scale *Bridges and nuts are made of purpleheart wood *Grey and red pearloid fret markers *Frets by Stewart McDonald
Comment by Outhouse Instruments on May 31, 2010 at 3:05am
Sweet CJ!
Comment by CJ Journigan on May 31, 2010 at 2:38am
ok fellers, here's mine, i call'er the Trident. it's my 6th CBG i have built. she's all set up with a fretted neck for pickin', fretless for slide and a bass neck. i put 2 piezos in it and id sound great. good luck guys.

Comment by Jon Pruett on May 31, 2010 at 2:30am
John - love the dark edges on neck!
Comment by Travis "SlackJack" Woodall on May 30, 2010 at 3:16pm
Okay, so here's the 411 on my double neck. I didn't know about the contest until the other day but had been working on a double neck so hopefully this one is at least respectable. I call it the "Depot Street Deuce" because it's themed with labels from the Depot Street Brewery here in Jonesborough, TN. Neck #1 is a 4-string solid body with single coil and vol. control. White oak neck with walnut fretboard, maple top and side fretmarkers. Neck #2 is a 3-string fretless hollow body electric with alternating black and gold fretmarkers. Bridge is a Mojo Boneworks handcarved bone with pickup inside, made by my pal Randy Bretz. Volume control, Osage Orange neck with walnut fretboard. 3-way toggle switch to alternate necks or blend the two. Hope you guys like it!!! Great stuff on here so far!
Comment by Travis "SlackJack" Woodall on May 30, 2010 at 3:10pm


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