• Is it OK to use a hardtail bridge on a fretless 3 string acoustic?

    Anything I should know about trying a hardtail bridge on an acoustic guitar. Surely someone has done it before.The pics are what I'm thinking about trying…

    By Mel Cooke

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  • Competition outcomes???

    Hi uncle John, I thought the same thing and I searched hi and low, even checked the gang show video and just got a banner saying see it on Friday. Would be nice to see some info posted for all to see. Or at least a heads up of we're to go. I'll try Brian Qs suggestion later. Can't get YouTube on my…

    By Taffy Evans

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  • Music Theory

    Is there a site from which I can download a book o music theory? I have started to get interested in this side of things, and find it helpful with chord progressions etc

    By John Derrett

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  • Truss Rods. Needed?

    Hello and good morning nation!I have been building solid CBG style guitars for the last 3 to 4 years now and in all my builds, I always install a non-adjustable truss rod into the neck. Usually 1/4 inch thick metal rods.The reason I do this was from watching too many manufacturing videos on how…

    By ILL GREEN

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  • Download These One-String Fiddle Plans from 1907

    Since the beginning of Cigar Box Nation, we have provided free musical instrument plans to inspire your next build.  These plans for building a One-String Japanese Fiddle…

    By Cigar Box Nation

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  • Headless Guitar Project - a $100 eBay kit & Gitty pickups

    Ok, so it's not a cigar box guitar... but from time to time, I love getting a cheap guitar kit from eBay and putting my own spin on it.…

    By Cigar Box Nation

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  • Surface Pickup too high?

    I saw a question on here by Jerry Gibson regarding surface pickup too high and thought I would explain the problem and the possible solution.The issue is I suspect that the bridge is too low, the action may be correct as that applies to string height over the fingerboard.The remedy is to raise the…

    By Taffy Evans

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  • Help

    Hi everybodyi seem to have created a problem for myself by making a three string guitar with a 30" scale it seemed like a good idea at the time but now i am having great difficulty trying to tune it to the standard GDG i am rapidly running out of strings is there anyone out there who could suggest…

    By Raymond Grimmitt

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  • Help

    Hi everybodyi seem to have created a problem for myself by making a three string guitar with a 30" scale it seemed like a good idea at the time but now i am having great difficulty trying to tune it to the standard GDG i am rapidly running out of strings is there anyone out there who could suggest…

    By Raymond Grimmitt

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  • 6 pole PU

    Hey ya’ll, My understanding, in the 6 string electric guitar world, is that aligning strings with PU magnetic poles is ideal. If I use a 6 pole PU on my 3 strings, would I attempt to align the strings in between the 6 magnetic poles? Thank you for your input

    By Tim Pannabecker

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