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Do Measurements Matter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation May 7. 7 Replies

My former coworker gave me a couple of cigar boxes with all of the hardware, because he never got around to putting them together. I'm decent with woodworking but I know next to nothing about musical…Continue

 

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Cigar Box Nation replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"Simple answer: refer to these free plans as a great starting point resource"
May 7
Taffy Evans replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"Hi, you just beat me to that same comment Carl, thought it might have been a typo. It is accepted that the scale length is the vibrating length of a string. Calculating from the back of the nut will change the vibrating length of the string by the…"
May 3
Infirmity Citrus President replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"so YOU are the sadistic evil scientist?"
May 3
Carl Floyd replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"" if you use a rectangular nut the location of the nut is the back of that rectangle" In my mind, I always called the vibrating string side of the nut the front.  For that is the important, business side of the nut.   ;)"
May 3
Infirmity Citrus President replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"1) the nomenclature is designed by a sadistic evil scientist. the string which is strung on top is the low string, the string strung on the bottom is the high string, fretting closer to the bridge, and there fore closer to the floor, plays a higher…"
May 3
BrianQ. replied to Jacob Shook's discussion Do Measurements Matter?
"If you do not follow the mathematical guidelines of string & scale length, you will end up with guitars that will never be in tune, nor sound any good? There are plenty of discussions on this topic to be searched, the Search box is way at the…"
Apr 30
Jacob Shook posted a discussion

Do Measurements Matter?

My former coworker gave me a couple of cigar boxes with all of the hardware, because he never got around to putting them together. I'm decent with woodworking but I know next to nothing about musical instruments.Do I need to have specific measurements for the length of the neck, placing/size of the hole, etc. or do I just put it together however I think is aesthetically pleasing and then tune the strings until they play the correct note?See More
Apr 30
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"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 is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to post:"
Apr 25
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Apr 25

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
From a coworker
How many instruments have you built so far?
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like that it's a legitimate functional musical instrument and piece of art that can be built without the requirement of the fancy techniques that are used to build traditional guitars.

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At 1:08pm on April 25, 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 is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to post:

 
 
 

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