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Can a box be too shallow?

I picked up two boxes for my first couple of attempts at CBG's; finished the first and I'm getting ready to start the second. The box I got…

Started by Sean Murphy

3 Dec 21, 2021
Reply by Raymond Grimmitt

beginner mistake

hi everyone, i made a big mistake and not sure how to fix it. i really hope im not the first one to do this but, i bought not one but two s…

Started by r.j. hassler

1 Jul 3, 2021
Reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry

Removing box labels

My first cigar box is on the way, and it's a paper-covered wood one. As cool as the label might be, I'd rather have a plain wood box, so I…

Started by Robert Dawkins

8 Jul 6, 2020
Reply by Order99

Build 2!

I built a second CBG, finished Monday night - I can't every do anything simply so I went with a knockoff of a pic I saw on this site recent…

Started by Sean Murphy

3 Oct 28, 2018
Reply by Sean Murphy

Best/"Easiest " Way to notch out CBG Neck......?????

Hey Everyone!! I am planning on building my first CBG in the near future, and am looking for some suggestions on the best way/easiest way t…

Started by Brian M Nusser

16 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

First build, not-great results

Posted this on my blog but here goes again... Just finished first build; sadly, kinda disappointing results. During the build I wobbled bet…

Started by Sean Murphy

3 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

Neck length

I know there's an element of 'no rules' when building these things, but being realistic, what would be the longest neck you could feasibly…

Started by Holly Hodson

4 Nov 9, 2017
Reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry

"If you wand to get something done real bad . . ."

" . . . that's exactly how you'll get it!" I just got very excited about mounting my tuners. So excited that I mounted them on the front of…

Started by Michael Zimmerle

2 Oct 23, 2017
Reply by Richard Dean

First build and a broken string.

I am just about done with my 1st build but I had a bit of trouble with the strings.  I have never installed guitar strings so this is all v…

Started by Dan Mullen

8 Oct 23, 2017
Reply by Richard Dean

Will a piezo pickup work if I install a hardtail bridge or is there a rule that it wont work?

I almost have my first build together was wondering if I could install a piezo pickup and a hardtail bridge

Started by Anne M. Fridley-Owen

5 Jan 2, 2017
Reply by Brian Revels

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Discussion Forum

Can a box be too shallow?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Raymond Grimmitt Dec 21, 2021. 3 Replies

beginner mistake

Started by r.j. hassler. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jul 3, 2021. 1 Reply

Removing box labels

Started by Robert Dawkins. Last reply by Order99 Jul 6, 2020. 8 Replies

Build 2!

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Sean Murphy Oct 28, 2018. 3 Replies

Best/"Easiest " Way to notch out CBG Neck......?????

Started by Brian M Nusser. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Nov 14, 2017. 16 Replies

First build, not-great results

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Nov 14, 2017. 3 Replies

Neck length

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Nov 9, 2017. 4 Replies

"If you wand to get something done real bad . . ."

Started by Michael Zimmerle. Last reply by Richard Dean Oct 23, 2017. 2 Replies

First build and a broken string.

Started by Dan Mullen. Last reply by Richard Dean Oct 23, 2017. 8 Replies

What type of saw to use?

Started by Anne M. Fridley-Owen. Last reply by Anne M. Fridley-Owen Dec 4, 2016. 3 Replies

*()@%&$! Piezo

Started by Chance. Last reply by Chance Oct 24, 2016. 3 Replies

general

Started by tommy farrar. Last reply by tommy farrar Nov 28, 2015. 2 Replies

Tail - or where the strings are mounted

Started by evanmars. Last reply by Richey Kay Aug 26, 2015. 7 Replies

My fifth build

Started by James A OBrien Apr 7, 2015. 0 Replies

Cardboard Cigar Box

Started by Redbelly. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 30, 2014. 3 Replies

Just Finished My First CBG. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (The Sequel)

Started by L. W. Carlson. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Jun 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Scale Length

Started by Wagner Richter. Last reply by Wagner Richter May 7, 2014. 3 Replies

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