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First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best

Started by Bob Leon. Last reply by Blues Frog Dec 4, 2022. 6 Replies

So I’ve got a thousand ideas, which my wife hates. The two questions that I’ve not been able to solve via google are very basic. A) What are the best types of boxes to use, I’ve just picked a 5 or 6…Continue

New guy… sort of.

Started by William B. Dec 4, 2022. 0 Replies

Hello everyone. i joined CBN almost a decade ago but never really got involved with the site. Now that I’m building CBGs and other cigar based crafts again I figured it was time to learn from this…Continue

New kinda Old Boy from Scotland

Started by Lionhound. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 17, 2022. 1 Reply

Hi All, learning all the time already. Just posted an intro already but no idea where to.Anyway, about halfway through my first box build and already thinking what I’m gonna change for build 2 then…Continue

I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16, 2022. 1 Reply

I have not built or played CBG in a long, long, long time and I am looking to get back into it. I have some new tools and have been collection boxes over the past few months and I am looking to dive…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on November 17, 2022 at 11:04am

Welcome to all the newbies!

Comment by Ian on November 15, 2022 at 11:25pm

Hi all! Just joined the Nation and having a great time looking around the web site. I have posted a few pics already of my builds. I am based in Dorchester in the County of Dorset in the UK where there are a number of CGB builders. I have been building CBGs for about 6 months and thoroughly enjoying the experience. As a science engineer I love working with wood and metal and designing new CGBs is fun as well as sometimes being challenging. 

Comment by Murray Wall on November 11, 2022 at 6:31pm

Hi,

I'm new here. Been doing wood work for 18 months now and have made a good number of Cajon's. 

Now interested in making  something with strings, so a CBG looks like a very good place to start.  Looking forward to reading the on-line resources and getting a few questions answered.

First project will be a simple 3 string CBG with a plywood box and a piezo.  Looking at a 25" scale and a Diatonic fret board.  If 6 strings are 3 strings too many, then 24 frets are 12 too many for a beginner.

Comment by Glenn Rogers on July 27, 2022 at 11:56am

Worked on the mockup of my 4 string CBG, today.  I think I have the placement of everything good to go. Now I am ready to start building the box and attaching the Fully Fretted Maple Neck and other cool stuff I received from Gitty's.  Can't wait to start jammin'.  Hope everyone's having a great day!  Glenn

Comment by A.D.EKER on July 12, 2022 at 10:33pm

Hi Lori ! nice to meet you ,seeing your info sheet, and picture your no rookee, and thats why i recomend one of Gitty's builds ,if you can afford them,take one whit out the electronics ,so you can appriciate the acoustic valeu of a cigarbox,and leave al the electronics for your second build, the 3 string is the most classic ,but a 4 string brings you closer to the things you know sins you are a 6 string player, (and more) you are a great stunner and many a Cigarbox enthousiast hearth will start beating faster when they see your picture on the site, i am on this site now for many a year and not many female Cigarbox interest does appear on this site, but again you are right this is the place to be, there is a abundance of knowledge by all the people on this site, its only who and what youchose that will determen in what direction you go whit your build so analize your info whitcare and decide, cause there are a hole lot ,imean a real lot of options !! good luck and have fun playing and building your next to come cigarbox guitar!

Kind greeeeeettssszz A.D.   BCB SJP: Holland.

Comment by lori conway on July 12, 2022 at 4:04pm

Hi, I am Lori,  I am interested in building a cigar box guitar.  I play guitar, and a few other instruments.  I have a few friends that have cigar box guitars, and one that built one.  This is a great resource so far!  I am really having fun looking through everything.  I have already learned from your video's how to approach playing one of these and the tuning.  The one I had access to, had high action, so I assumed a slide would be needed for theirs.  I think if I built my own, I would prefer something that you could play with or without one.  

Comment by A.D.EKER on May 31, 2022 at 9:05am

Hello Alan, im doing a Boat theme on my present build ,at the moment, if you need my specks see my page!, for a classic build whit a historic Boat theme ,if you need to go whit a Piezo make sure that the vibrations from the strings go treu the Bridge in to the top leafe  on treu to the neck and usaly under there mounted Piezo for optimum reseption of vibration to go out to the connected Jack , cable and Amplifier. I dont know what classic look you are going for, but if its anywhere near the look of a arch-top you shoed use a pick up in stead and i advise is a Gitty Delta pick up to give you Hour and hour's of satisvied playing pleasure!  Have fun and good luck on the Build! Greeeettsszz  A.D   BCB. 

Comment by Patterson Brewing on May 14, 2022 at 1:41pm

Hello All.

New to CBG's but not to stringed instruments. I've built around 50+ guitars. Both electric and acoustic. Saw a vid of Samantha Fish just blazing a Stogie Blues CBG and was so intrigued. Accumulating as much info as possible before attempting a build. This looked like the right place to begin. Thanks for adding me to the group.

Comment by Paul Craig on February 21, 2022 at 9:07am

Welcome to CBN Mike and Doug.Lots of good people here and lots of good info too!

Comment by Doug Sherman on February 18, 2022 at 4:16pm

Hi from concrete wa. New here learning lots about cbgs! I have 2 3 string cbgs and I had it for about a month the country roads tenor banjo. I put the banjo in irish tenor tuning gdae

 

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