"Thanks for all the info. Life got really busy for a while and I stopped paying much attention to this site. What with the whole coronavirus thing, life has slowed down, and finances have just got to where I can kind of pick up where I…"
"I love those Lyra labels... bought a few, myself. I'll use copies on my own work and keep the originals. I scanned one and modified it to say "harp", for use on a cigar box harp still under construction. :)"
For those of you who use the wooden bottoms of the paper-covered boxes as soundboards, what do you do with/about any markings on the bottom? For example, on the Arturo Fuente boxes, there's a "burnt" scroll shape with full brand name and serial number. Could I sand it off without damaging the bottom? I really have no idea how thick the layers are in the plywood on those. I also have an Aroma de Cuba mi Amor that I plan on using in such a way that both the top and bottom would be visible,…See More
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I have an interest in woodworking and a desire to make inexpensive instruments for lower income families. CBG's look relatively easy to put together, easily customized, and cheap to get the parts. Plus, I just love folk instruments, and have an interest in clowning and thought something like this would go well with a hobo clown character.
Jeffrey, I scored big time on some white Corian to make nuts if you are interested. I pulled about 12 feet out of the trash at a company that builds cabinets. What I like about using the Corian is that I can file it after installing it and fine tune my action. I cut it on a chop saw or you can use a hand saw. Let me know and I'll drop you off a chunk next time I'm over in Stage Coach
Just got time to go over my page and take a peek at what else is on this site. I think I'll have plenty of folks to get good info from. Have you been playing a CBG long? I've never played one and sucked at slide guitar on my six string. Hoping less strings will help.
Hi Jeffrey. Sorry I didn't see your post. We were travelling but now at home. Nice to know there is someone else with the same interests living nearby. I can't make up my mind on building a 3-string or a 4-string so I think I'll build both. Always looking for advice and input.