Hit on an idea today I wanted to share. I was finishing a build and was looking in my hardware drawer for something to make a bridge. Then it hit ne. I had a box of assorted wooden craft beads. I…Continue
I have acquired some nice but small cigar boxes. I was thinking of using them to build some 2 string "chuggers". My question is what would be good string sizes? I usuall7 build a 24.5 scale length.…Continue
Not really cigar box guitar related. A friend stopped by yesterday with this little "junior" guitar. It was in pretty rough shape. I paid 5 bucks for it and was going to strip some parts off it. Then started looking it over and decided to fix it. I…
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"I vote for this version. I always prefer a homemade guitar over a factory built one. I have been to many concerts and shows but the most memorable music I ever heard was a night about 45 years in Richmond, Kentucky. I tagged along with some of my…"
Just stumbled on to it while researching cigar box guitars. I am glad that I did.
How many instruments have you built so far?
25 or so, including Banjo's, guitars and Dulcijo's and Dulcimers.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The fun thing about cigar box and homemade instruments is there are no rules. Each one has a personality. I have the advantage of being a musical idiot. So I don't have enough sense not to try something different. They are not expensive so mistakes are cheap. You can build for years and never have to make 2 alike. These days almost every box, cookie tin, can or lid or odd little piece of hardware I pick up I try to envision it as part of some instrument. Sounds corny but it makes me view the world as a better place.
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I wouldlike to personally welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!