RON NORTHCUTT
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Sound holes, do we need them?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RON NORTHCUTT Nov 23, 2023. 3 Replies

I posted this earlier but got it in the wrong category. I always struggle to come up with unique and attractive sound holes. I starting to wonder if we need them. I recently finished a 3string build…Continue

Sound holes, do we need them?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slow Mick Jan 16. 12 Replies

I know that generally speaking all acoustic guitars need sound holes and solid body guitars don't. But I am starting to question how bad CBG's need them. I think they look better without them and if…Continue

New Idea for a Bridge.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 13, 2021. 4 Replies

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

2 string guitar string size.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Feb 6, 2021. 1 Reply

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

 

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"Nice one Ron ! still have a whired pickup  in silver and white like that! still needs  a proper neck to finisch off the job"
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"Looks cool on that great quilt too,"
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"A handsome stunner to my eyes.  High 9s, Ron."
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"Very nice!"
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"Fine headstock.  Our little town of 2000 has only one restaurant.  But it's a good one and called 'The Lucky Pig.'"
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"So nice when the intonation is dead on!"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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 (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
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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At 7:03am on December 21, 2021, Rob (Uker) Porras said…

I was just checking out your pictures. You got some really nice looking instruments.

At 3:37pm on July 6, 2021, Doug Thorsvik said…

If you accept my friend request, I can send you some separate info on chugger tunings, strings, scale lengths, and playing them.

At 12:51am on June 17, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Shame you put your git on the fire, I think one of the great things about these guitars is that whatever mistakes you make they can always be modified to make them work

At 6:20am on May 26, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Ron,

The copper top is about  0.6mm thick with two struts applied to the back.The struts are pine 6x20 running either side of the through  neck.

It sounds better than a license plate guitar unplugged 

At 1:12am on July 12, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

I would like 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!

"Kool dog

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