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Your take on this bizarre guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255673279777I'm thinking it is more mandolin than guitar, and that it was built as a functional theater prop.Continue

The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Thorsvik Sep 6. 6 Replies

I just bought a box full of CGB building books, and I must say I'm disappointed. I taught electronics, computers, and networking. I am particular about training aids, and I have high expectations. I…Continue

Box thickness effect on sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jul 31. 3 Replies

If a guy wanted to build a dog bowl resonator:Will a thick box produce a better tone than a thin box?Will a larger - 10.5 X 9 - box sound better than an 8 X 6?Is it better to attach the neck to the…Continue

Which G is the G in GDG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Apr 5. 2 Replies

which key on a piano are the strings tuned to? what are the frequencies of the G, D, G sequence?Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion Your take on this bizarre guitar
"Taff is correct.  I went to a Ukrainian dance performance back in April.  I got speak to this lady about her 3 string CBG.  ;)Somewhere I have  Ukrainian "
15 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion Your take on this bizarre guitar
"Hi, I would that that is not a guitar or a mandolin but a Balalaika. A traditional Russian stringed instrument. Taff"
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Your take on this bizarre guitar

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255673279777I'm thinking it is more mandolin than guitar, and that it was built as a functional theater prop.See More
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Infirmity Citrus President replied to Howard Craypool's discussion Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom
"That which BrianQ calls a hardware store switch is an SPDT Center off - Single Pole Double Throw Center Off the switch Howard Craypool linked to is a DPDT Center Off - Double Pole Double Throw Center…"
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Doug Thorsvik replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
Sep 6
Carl Floyd replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
""the tradition of building Cigar Box Guitars is far less rigid and that’s why we enjoy it." Exactly!  This can be/is an art form limited only by one's imagination."
Aug 15
Taffy Evans replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
"Hi, I was not going to address this post as I knew that my contribution would be too long. But as other members feel the same as me- I thought they would - have covered, in part, what I wished to say so this post could be shorter. 1 – Anybody…"
Aug 13
GARAGE HERMIT replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
"hypotheticaly you should just stick to your "electronic's,computer's and networking","
Aug 13
BrianQ. replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
"It’s not their fault that they are who they are, but one thing is that they’re trying to help others build CBG’s, and that goes a long way in my book? Maybe some things are best kept to yourself, that “back in the…"
Aug 13
Korrigan replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post
"Ok... first off... it's CBG (Cigar Box Guitar).  ;-) Secondly, speaking only for myself of course, if I had had the sort of book you are talking about then I wouldn't still be building instruments. I'd have stopped after the…"
Aug 13
Infirmity Citrus President posted a discussion

The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post

I just bought a box full of CGB building books, and I must say I'm disappointed. I taught electronics, computers, and networking. I am particular about training aids, and I have high expectations. I am in the process of designing training aids that that meet the standards my employers had for instruction:People who have no idea how hard instructing is should say "you're just saying common sense things. It's all obvious". If clueless people say that, you have presented all essential information,…See More
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Taffy Evans replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion Box thickness effect on sound
"Hi James Pobog, here it is... Taff"
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Infirmity Citrus President replied to Larry Sobol's discussion MAGIC STICKER REMOVER!
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Infirmity Citrus President replied to Larry Sobol's discussion MAGIC STICKER REMOVER!
Jul 25
Taffy Evans replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion Box thickness effect on sound
"Hi again, I just noticed that your last question is the same as your title, sort of. The words you used to describe your box question may have misled me, so in case my answer misleads you and others I’ll expand a bit here. The area between…"
Jun 28
Taffy Evans replied to Infirmity Citrus President's discussion Box thickness effect on sound
"Hi Infirmity, wow, big subject you have opened here, as nobody has got in yet, I’ll try to help you. To keep it short, hmmm, or shorter, I’ll try to give you the info that will help you [I hope] to apply the info to your own builds. Keep…"
Jun 25

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At 1:04pm on March 3, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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