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Cigar box dimensions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 7. 19 Replies

Hi, I  am making my first guitar box out of local timber, 250 x 200, and wondering what depth it should be as a starting point?  Our acoustic guitar is 110mm deep, by comparison.The local hardwood …Continue

CBG design confusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by JillB Feb 26. 2 Replies

My first CBG design. Here are my thinking aloud thoughts:I was keen to have a 300 x 200 box, with the bridge about 60mm in from the rear side, allowing for plenty of vibration area on the box.To get…Continue

Installing neck in CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 27. 20 Replies

Having trouble finding videos or instruction on how to fit the neck to the box. I  want to make my first  CBG with the neck ending inside the box.After making the U shaped cutout on the front side,…Continue

 

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Cliff Whitefoot liked JillB's discussion Installing neck in CBG
Mar 15
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi Carl, Quote: I can see CBG tops being sprinkled with glitter & vibration tested. :) Haha, possibly no need for that carl. I know you jest. But some members have commented on the method of "tapping" in order to judge the response of…"
Mar 7
Carl Floyd replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
""Did you check out Carleen Hutchins's work?" Since the links I found on this website pertaining to her no longer pointed to info about her, here are some…"
Mar 7
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi jillB, Quote hi Brian, what do you think is a good position for a bridge please? How do you find it? Hi JillB, what I would try is to build the box, top back, and neck fitted [can be temporary] string up and with a movable bridge start at one…"
Mar 6
Lionhound replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Just keep asking the questions Jill. Really interesting answers and advice, so helping me tons and saves me having to ask ‘em. Thanks."
Mar 5
JillB replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Nice and timely reality check there for me, thanks Taff"
Mar 2
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi, seems like I/we are moving away from the KISS principle of Cigar Box Guitar building and I don't think for a moment that this is all that important to get a sound out of a small box, an instrument made of found materials. But it's an…"
Mar 2
JillB replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Thanks for this link, Taff, I  am in my 7rth heaven  with the page on Guitar Acoustics. All from my old alma mater too where I studied Electrical Engineering all those years ago (50+). Small world. I used to do a bit of travelling wave…"
Mar 2
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi JillB, I like your style, you sound like my son, the person I made the video for, and the makings of a CBG in parts as a teaser to get him interested. He built the one I sent him and was so overcome with the challenges of "doing it…"
Mar 1
JillB replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
""Jill, can you please stop asking such interesting questions"  Sorry, Taff, but it is such an interesting subject, and I am on a really steep learning curve. And being a perfectionist, I thought I would just read up on it, draw it up…"
Mar 1
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi, I’m no physics type I work it out by experiment and experience and suspect you will do the same over time. When I was asked to build a CBG for a guy I had never heard of one let alone seen one. The customer explained what it was, and I…"
Mar 1
BrianQ. replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Taff’s pic & post from the earlier post is a good example of bridge placement?"
Mar 1
JillB replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"hi Brian, what do you think is a good position for a bridge please? How do you find it?"
Feb 28
JillB replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Many thank Taff, a real eye opener, and very timely too. Having decided on a box 300 x 200 x 60 OD based on available timber, I went looking for an F-note, and found one as per attached, and drew up a template for my router with a 10mm guide bush…"
Feb 28
Taffy Evans replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Hi Brian Q, yes dead right. These were built to see what others were getting when no or small soundholes are used - bridge placed near tail - small box - budget materials - low action. I gradually changed these features to observe…"
Feb 28
BrianQ. replied to JillB's discussion Cigar box dimensions
"Yea Taff, that’s not the greatest place for a bridge, not much balance between volume & acoustics. "
Feb 28

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