Greetings from hilly Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I’ve been building mandolin kits and want to begin building one where I make design decisions.  A cigar box mando seems like a good way to do this.  I have a cigar box that I think is cedar and an old Hershey’s cocoa tin.  I’m trying to decide which I should use for my first build.  Any thoughts on why I should choose one over the other?  

Views: 83

Replies to This Discussion

Hey Bean, I'm new to this bunch, and have no idea what I'm doing.  IMHO re: where to start is:  CBGs are a dime a dozen.  I don't know anybody who has a Hershey chocolate resonator!  I suspect it'll be a more challenging build, what with the metal and all, but, man, what a cool ax it'll be!  Alternatively, practice on the cigar box (read:  like me, make all your mistakes on the cigar box), and hone yer skills for the can.  And the metal one will be extra cool 'cause you can use your Dremel metal-lopping disc and make all manner of sparks!  This is all about cheap thrills anyway, isn't it?  Cheers, good luck, keep us updated!

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion Forum

New guy… sort of.

Started by William B. on Sunday. 0 Replies

New kinda Old Boy from Scotland

Started by Lionhound. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 17. 1 Reply

I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 1 Reply

I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240 Mar 15. 0 Replies

New guy with muffler guitar build

Started by Jay Cole. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 5. 2 Replies

Hello From Idaho

Started by Michael Bowlin. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 13, 2021. 1 Reply

Eh, From Canada

Started by Kevin Rzewinski. Last reply by Blues Frog Dec 9, 2021. 2 Replies

Looking to make a Uke for my second build

Started by Nathan Christenson. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 7, 2021. 6 Replies

Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

Started by Bill Saunders. Last reply by Bill Saunders Nov 4, 2020. 2 Replies

First Build (almost) complete

Started by Grizzly Coleman. Last reply by Joe Caruso Aug 25, 2020. 1 Reply

Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Kevin M. Kraft Jun 28, 2020. 10 Replies

The strangest thing happen to me on my birthday

Started by Big D. Last reply by Poorness Studios Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

Cigar box mandolin

Started by BeanJean. Last reply by 3 Chord Ziggy Feb 11, 2020. 1 Reply

How did I get here?

Started by Tyler Garrett. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hola Desde Mexico

Started by Harvey Bernstein. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New to CBG

Started by John Bartlette. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New boy

Started by Paul scofield. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

How did I end up here? ;-)

Started by Simon Benoit. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Sep 4, 2019. 9 Replies

Music

© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->