RON NORTHCUTT
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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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I Hear You Knockin (Dave Edmunds)

"That one was a home run my friend. Dave Edmunds would have to agree."
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AGP #466 - ''Theo''

"That is a very nice build, I have never done a solid body. May have to give it a go."
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15 minutes of fame - nice article in the local paper.

"Front page baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better hire an agent, Good Morning America will be calling soon. Seriously, Congratulations UJ you deserved it."
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15 minutes of fame - nice article in the local paper.

"Front page baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better hire an agent, Good Morning America will be calling soon. Seriously, Congratulations UJ you deserved it."
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15 minutes of fame - nice article in the local paper.

"Front page baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better hire an agent, Good Morning America will be calling soon. Seriously, Congratulations UJ you deserved it."
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15 minutes of fame - nice article in the local paper.

"Front page baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better hire an agent, Good Morning America will be calling soon. Seriously, Congratulations UJ you deserved it."
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little electric guitar

"Good on you, Ron. Salvaging factory mades is a fun thing."
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little electric guitar

"Nice Rescue Ron, and to my way of thinking,  the fact that you've only put 3 Strings on it, puts it into the Cigar Box Genre of Builds, just saying !!  :-)"
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little electric guitar

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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COVID-19 Blues

"Just recovered myself. Having been vaxxed and boosted I had a very mild case. I actually didn't think it was Covid until my wife came down with it a few days later. Her's was a little worse than mine. Wish you a speedy and total recovery."
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Today I Started Loving You Again - cover of a Merle Haggard song on a 4 string CBG

"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…"
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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, 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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At 1:03pm on December 21, 2021, Rob Uker said…

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

At 10:37pm 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 7:51am 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 1:20pm 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 8:12am 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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