• Male
  • Akita
  • Japan
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Jonathan's Friends

  • william fontaine
  • Stephen 'Ski' Martin
  • Constantine Caviris
  • chris spaugh
  • Christopher Call
  • Rick Martin
  • The Phrygian Kid
  • MichaelS Country Boy Guitars
  • Jeff "Sweet T" Tinsley
  • Outhouse Instruments
  • Steven Miller
  • Diane in Chicago
  • Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates
  • ChickenboneJohn

Jonathan's Discussions

wiring a single two wire humbucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Jan 15, 2011. 8 Replies

I got some junk parts recently and want to make my first electric.  what I have now is one epiphone l.p. custom pickup, some pots, switches and mono outs.How should I wire this one humbucker?Continue

green wood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Breault Jun 14, 2010. 6 Replies

I just got a few decent limbs of some hardwood, cherry, maple and some others.  they're not so big and i could really only get about one neck out of each. Any tips on how to seaon the wood.  I have a…Continue

straight cuts, please help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Jun 15, 2010. 9 Replies

So i have a friend who has used his carpentry experiance and amazing tools to cut boards for me which have been perfect.  Now that I'm trying to do it all myself i realize how smooth he is and how…Continue

how strong is your glue?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen 'Ski' Martin Apr 28, 2010. 3 Replies'pva glue'this is a good article.Continue


Jonathan's Page

Jonathan's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (7 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 5:35pm on July 21, 2011, JUJU said…

Hi Jonathan 

thanks for the invite and your comments on my builds most kind of you mate


juju :)

At 10:40am on August 9, 2010, FUMIKAZU TAJIKA said…
Hi Jonathan,
I have played the ukulele for Hawaiian dancers at Jiyuugaota last Sunday.
What kind of music do you play besides making CBG ?
Best Regards,
At 9:47pm on June 15, 2010, Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) said…

All standard six string bridges that you can get from suppliers are made to support standard neck dimensions. If you're using a standard scale length (25.5) standard width at the nut is 41 mm and 2 inches at the 12th fret. If you get those measurements right, everything else will naturally fall into place.

You wouldn't want to have a neck this wide for a three string guitar (in my opinion anyway). The distance between strings would be too great to play comfortably. For a Tapered 3 string neck I'd make the nut 1 1/2 inches wide and maybe 1 3/4" or so at the base (no the 12'th fret but more like the 22nd or 24th fret).
At 5:03am on May 10, 2010, Stephen 'Ski' Martin said…
Hi Jonathan. I will send a pic when the dulcimer is completed. As I chose a through neck I am still hunting down some tiny stainless pop rivets to use as string guides and I think I may fit a volume control to the piezo. After that its glue, screw and strings. It looks colourful, as the bright yellow Montecristo is clean with a reversed top (it had the price in heavy black marker on the original outer top). I had considered black bridge pegs, but the strings eat their way through the ply too much. Good fun this planning, what knobs, tuners, box etc. Regards Steve
At 7:59pm on March 22, 2010, Jeff "Sweet T" Tinsley said…
So Jonathan, what are the latest goings on going on? Any progress pictures to share? Any horrendously nerve wracking concerns to ask about? Perhaps some tremendous discoveries in kitchen table based luthiery that you might wish to divulge?
If none of that applies, are you still enjoying the hobby?
At 9:15am on March 2, 2010, Jonathan said…
And this is a big part of why I joined this site. Thanks Jeff.
At 10:09pm on March 1, 2010, Jeff "Sweet T" Tinsley said…
Welcome to the Nation, Jonathan. If your guitars are as pretty as your little partner in the picture you'll be a legend.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mark Miller Nov 17. 27 Replies

Your take on this bizarre guitar

Started by Infirmity Citrus President in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Vladimir Mazic Nov 16. 11 Replies

Build this Wooden Kick Drum Pedal

Started by Rose Ericson in Feature Articles. Last reply by Murray Wall Nov 12. 34 Replies

Latest Activity

A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's photo

cbg Hall of Fame clean

"Thanks T gripped ! cant name all potensial candidates, but i believe you get the picture !"
26 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video

New Born Dream A D Eker 2022

"thank you Doug ! Glad you like it ! i have this routine and practice at least ones every day, i…"
28 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on T-Gripped's photo

Yellow Monte Cristo

"I like those yellow boxes too! They stand out in a crowd. Another fine build T-Gripped."
2 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on A.D.EKER's video

New Born Dream A D Eker 2022

"Going to town on the pickin’ A.D.! A delight to listen to. You have a serious skill set!!!"
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo

Yellow Monte Cristo

"Nice one, Tee.  The weather and plants there look nicer than here.  14 degrees this AM,…"
5 hours ago
Jerry Jordan commented on T-Gripped's photo
5 hours ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Rich's photo
5 hours ago
Jerry Jordan commented on T-Gripped's photo

Tuna can reso

"Looks plenty sturdy to me,.nice build"
6 hours ago
Randy S. Bretz commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

Fret lines in the works

"All done with the fret lines..dulcimer blues scale"
6 hours ago
Ian liked Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2022
9 hours ago
Bernie Edwards commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

Fret lines in the works

"This will be a really great instrument when its finished.  Your use of 'thick' ivory…"
10 hours ago
BrianQ. liked T-Gripped's photo
16 hours ago


© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->