Charlotte Henry
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Humbucker is too high

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Feb 8, 2012. 19 Replies

I'm committed on this box.  The hole for the humbucker is cut and finished, but with the mounting ring which is a flat piece of metal the height of the pickup is a problem at its lowest possible…Continue

If you have chisels........

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Turner Aug 7, 2013. 19 Replies

Hi there fellow cigar box junkies.  I have been thinking that it would be nice to have a separate group or section specifically about tools, since you just have to have them to make something fun and…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Harrison Jan 21, 2012. 17 Replies

Hey guys, I make my living as a piano cabinet technician. That is essentially a furniture technician who specializes in working on the furniture and cosmetic aspects of pianos.  A very major part of…Continue

Mounting rings for humbucker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clock The Wolf Jan 18, 2012. 2 Replies

Wonder if any of you guys have used the chrome covered humbucker from Gitty?  I want to use a mounting ring and thought you guys would know where to find something that will fit, otherwise I'll…Continue


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I had an interesting revelation the other day when I saw the wiring for an American Strat side by side with the wiring for a Mexican Strat both with bridge position humbuckers. What was immediately g…

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 5:21pm 1 Comment

I had an interesting revelation the other day when I saw the wiring for an American Strat side by side with the wiring for a Mexican Strat both with bridge position humbuckers. What was immediately grabbing my attention was that on the American version the volume pot was 500k with 2 250k tone pots where the Mexican had 3 250k pots. The switch is 7 way on the American and splits the bridge position humbucker to a single vs the 5 way on the Mex. 

Wandering in a vast forest

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 4:37am 2 Comments

Wandering in a vast forest late at night with only a faint candle to light my way, a stranger appears and says, "Why haven't you been building cigar box guitars?" 

Well, all my answers are lame, so I'll just say that I'm building again and that I'm making some changes and hopefully will have some photos to post very soon.  I'm doing my very first 3 string on a box I made. 

I have some local musicians playing my guitars and people wanting me to make them something, so hopefully…


I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Little help!

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Hi guys, I am an absolute glutton for punishment. I am doing my own boxes now and at first I thought I was going to use a nice 3mm thick plywood for tops and back and continue doing neck through method but that leaves me with floating bridges and I want some glued on bridges and am thinking about either a mortise and tenon or bolt on with a neck block.  I am wondering if any of you would care to elaborate on your method of neck attachmeent and specifically things that you found that did and…


I'm making my boxes now.

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 6:12pm 6 Comments

I'm sick of finding a cigar box that looks nice but it's a little small and the shop owner wants seven or eight dollars for it.  Often times I walk in to a shop and find nothing at all in the size range, so I just decided to not play any more. I have a nice little stash of boxes for when I want to revisit that method but making my own boxes I can have exactly the size box I want and my soundboards don't wind up being masonite.  I have two of my smaller sized boxes ready to install the necks…


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At 5:55am on July 10, 2013, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Charlotte for joining my group. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Enjoy the Summer.

At 3:35pm on January 17, 2013, Dave Gatton said…

Hi Charlotte.  Yes I'm in McDonough.  I grew up in Indiana but have been in Georgia since December of '81.  I don't miss the snow at all. :-)

At 1:14pm on April 29, 2012, Dan Henson said…

thanks for the invite. Like you stuff. just getting started myself


At 9:45pm on March 11, 2012, Paul Balmer said…

Hi Charlotte.

Any thoughts about the new book? - What should I include?

All the best


At 11:21pm on February 13, 2012, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…


Very happy to call such an excellent builder my newest Nation Friend. Looking forward to more of your builds. 

At 1:30am on January 29, 2012, darren brown said…

hi thanks for the comment let me know if youd like one .


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