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Unboxing a Travel Ukulele from Blue Sun Instruments (3-D printed)

"I appreciate the details Kale. I don’t think I have seen that particular travel uke at any of the free download sites. That “plastic” rod could be carbon fiber or, if 3D printed, a way to make the neck stiffer. The short scale…"
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Unboxing a Travel Ukulele from Blue Sun Instruments (3-D printed)

"Fun video Kale! I have looked at various 3D printed ukuleles and actually printed a travel one which I strung up as a Chugger with friction tuners. It did not work so well. The other, a Banjolele, I remixed and it provided the inspiration for my…"
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Pancho and Lefty: 2-String Violin Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Thanks for watching Kale and Alan! This is another new song I learned courtesy of Mike (upper left corner) who does a cover at the end of each Zoom session. Many of Mike’s choices end up in our songbook after I get it into a singable key for…"
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Pancho and Lefty: 2-String Violin Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

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Father I Adore You: 2-String Violin Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Exactly Andries! I’m most at home when everyone is singing (and playing) along with me. It’s why I learned to play the guitar."
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Father I Adore You: 2-String Violin Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Thanks for the kind words Derek! This is a favorite from song leading days and works well in a round."
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At 7:37am on February 12, 2024, BrianQ. said…

Hey Doug, it is possible to make a passive octave pedal from a pickup & some diodes, but it will be randomly fuzzy & glitchy without any warning. A polyphonic octave pedal is what you want, but the downside to octave pedals is their high pricing? Mooer makes some economical pedals like the pure octave,tender octave & purer octave witch all do a clean  low & high octave effect for under $100, most others are $200+ Cheers:)

At 6:26am on January 1, 2024, Chance said…

Doug, You are right, about ending up with a bunch of lefty builds prototype/experiments. I just hold on to them and play them every now and then, I just cannot bear to strip them for parts. Eventually I will find other lefties to gift them to.

Honestly, all of what I know about build CBG's I learned primarily from Shane Speal, Uncle Crow, John "RedDog" McNair, and Chickenbone John, and I picked things from each of these prolific builders to incorporate into my builds. Each of these have somewhat different styles/approach, but the end result is the same: a fine sounding CBG.

Cheers, and a have a stellar new year.

At 5:07pm on November 29, 2023, Chance said…

I should have mentioned string tree's, in that, if you utilize them careful consideration of place will better allow the git to be used R or L.  Cheers.

At 4:47pm on November 29, 2023, Chance said…

HiGreeting Doug,

Better late response than never.  First, off all of my builds are fretless and most utilize a rod piezo with a preamp.  If the sides of the box are too thin for the preamp, I will use the smaller passive, slider type volume and tone controls.  If the box is thinner than that I generally will not use it, but if I do use it I will direct wire the pickup to the jack.  If the box is deep enough I will place the preamp underneath the neck on either a stick-thru or stick on top.  I will only put volume and tone control pots on the soundboard, if the git will be dedicated right or left.This frees up sides to be lefty or righty.  The tuner placement generally makes no difference.  The jack and jack plate should be as close to center near where the neck protrudes, or terminates inside or on top of box.  The jack/jack plate are only mounted on soundboard if the git is dedicated right or left hand play.  Fret mark's on the neck/fretboard are at least marked on both sides, I do not always mark the fretboard side (under the string).  Sometimes the artwork on the box lid will be upside down when strings are switched from right handed play to lefty, or vice-versa, but "So What!"  Stick on top builds I will generally use the thinner bottom of the box anyway.  Really that is all I do to make the git playable by both lefties and righties.  Cheers.

At 10:25am on November 10, 2023, Slow Mick said…

Thank you for this very valuable help!

Best regards.

At 9:05pm on September 26, 2023, Pieter Albertyn said…

Doug. My plan is to build a few CBGs over the next week or three. Well, at least to the point where the "ugly stuff" has been dealt with. (Sawdust, table saws, routers, shaping and sanding.) I am forced to do batch processing of components like necks and bodies so I can complete similar processes in one go. It is not ideal, as I prefer to work on an instrument as a bespoke unit. Will see how it goes and will feed back as I go. With any luck at all I will produce those photos you asked for along the way. Regards. Pieter.

At 12:38am on September 23, 2023, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments Doug

At 10:59pm on September 22, 2023, Pieter Albertyn said…

Doug. I refer to your request for photos. My circumstances are such that I had not been able to build since I produced a number of mini guitars for my grandkids. (Doing so created an awful mess and caused much discomfort for my wife ) I now plan to attend a newly established "Menzshed" in our local town. They provide work space and basic equipment for DIY'ers at a facility in town. I am making slow progress and will feed back once I have something to show. All of the best. Pieter.

At 12:08am on June 11, 2023, A.D.EKER said…

No Doug ! No Modesty !the way you operate, whit the 3D printing, Style,Songbook ,One vinger Program, Your zoommm Classes, and your live Shows,You are one Original C omputer G enerated,C igar B ox G uitar Builder, nothing but admiration ! To You Doug ! Hats Off ,and why Not ? hard work diserves a thumbs up and a pat on the Back! 

At 11:34pm on June 9, 2023, A.D.EKER said…

BY the Look of it ,You are ready for Masse Scale Production ! there Doug, adapt the color and Go !  frenchize Whit Gitty and BOOOOOM ! Millionaair in No time ! The Future Of  CGCBG is on our Doorstep !! Good Luck Bud !

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How Tight are Those Strings? What Scale Length Should You Use? - USTC Can Help You Figure it Out!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 4:55pm 1 Comment

ustcv202.zip I discovered the Universal String Tension Calculator program (see link above) for Windows by Doug Dieter on the web and have found it very useful. He makes some pretty impressive instruments; you can check them out at www.kennaquhair.com Using the scale length, tuning, and string weight, USTC will calculate the tension for each string on your guitar. You can save the settings for future… Continue

Creating Chord Charts for a Given Tuning - Fret can do it for you!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 4:24pm 1 Comment

Fret.zip One of the challenges of cigar box guitar building is determining how you are going to tune the guitar and what the chords are especially if it isn't a 6-string with standard tuning. I discovered the Fret program (see link above) for Windows by Danny Chapman on the web and have found it very useful. You determine the number of strings and what notes they are tuned to. If you put in the notes… Continue

Measuring Frets the Easy Way - WFret to the Rescue!

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 4:00pm 17 Comments

wfret.zip I just thought I would use the blog feature to pass on some of what I have learned building cigar box guitars.

If you are still using a ruler to measure where to cut the frets on your fretboard or neck you are working way too hard! I measured and marked (guesstimated really since my ruler lacked the precision required for the job) the fret lines for cutting on my first cigar box… Continue
 
 
 

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