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Which Strings to Use

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Butters Apr 29, 2021. 10 Replies

To get that old deep south southern blues sound what strings would you reccommend on the 3 string CBG?Continue

Neck dimentions

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Apr 19, 2020. 4 Replies

Hi all. This week i am building my first cbg. What are the diementions of the neck, 25 inch scale - 19 fretsWhat length. Width and depth should the neck be?Cheers richContinue

Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Butters Oct 18, 2019. 6 Replies

Hi All,I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan to build my own boxes (I have access to mahogany, teak or…Continue

Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Butters Oct 24, 2019. 11 Replies

Hi All,I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan to build my own boxes (I have access to mahogany, teak or…Continue

 

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Rich Butters commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"OK, been building for a few weeks now.  First I made a prototype just to get a 'hang of' the woodworking then made my for electric 3 string.  I cant get the proper cigar boxes so I make my own from 8mm plywood.  The neck is…"
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Rich Butters replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"Thanks Paul. I will give it a go"
Apr 29, 2021
Paul Craig replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"There are Nickle core Bronze acoustic strings now for better response to pickups. A lot of the old Blues guys used heavier gauge strings like the low wound strings E-A-D and tuned them to a open D - D-A-D. If that doesn't do it for you get some…"
Apr 28, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"Another thing about using Nylon strings is that you get way better volume & audio response using a direct contact pickup like a rod piezo bridge combo? "
Apr 26, 2021
Rich Butters replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"Hi Brian open G is the most common talked about"
Apr 26, 2021
Rich Butters replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"Cheers got it now"
Apr 26, 2021
Rich Butters replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"Thanks mate"
Apr 26, 2021
the anonymous pick replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"A common   set up . is # 3  # 4  and # 5  out of a .9s  or .10s  pack .   If this is an electric  cbg with a mag pickup . it is best to use  "electric " strings . Acoustic or piezo powered , you…"
Apr 26, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
" Rich, here’s how we post our comments"
Apr 25, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
Apr 25, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Rich Butters's discussion Which Strings to Use
"What kind of tuning? Open G or A or E or D? There’s a link to the cigarboxguitar.com archives down at the bottom right of the home page about tunings and strings, there’s plenty of info there. Rich that sound you are looking for has to…"
Apr 25, 2021
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Which Strings to Use

To get that old deep south southern blues sound what strings would you reccommend on the 3 string CBG?See More
Apr 25, 2021
Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker commented on Rich Butters's blog post No Title
"Also, I would like to point out that it often costs us more to ship these international orders than we charge for shipping. For instance, a recent shipment to Thailand of a CBG kit (with a neck, the length of which forced the package to go as…"
Apr 23, 2021
Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker commented on Rich Butters's blog post No Title
"Hello Rich, I understand what a shock to the system a shipping charge that high can be. Unfortunately, international shipping has just gone up and up... especially to eastern Asia, where delivery services are less reliable. The rate we charge has to…"
Apr 23, 2021
Southern Ray commented on Rich Butters's blog post No Title
" It's $50 ground from California to Texas for a cbg in a 36x12x7 10 lbs worth.USPS."
Apr 21, 2021

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"Went online TO CB Gitty and ordered $125 of CBG stuff. Went to the check out to pay and see that $75 had been added for shipping!!!!

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"Went online TO CB Gitty and ordered $125 of CBG stuff. Went to the check out to pay and see that $75 had been added for shipping!!!!

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At 4:29pm on November 10, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Rich, something to think about, we don’t always need a box to build a guitar? Also , have you thought about warming up on a soupcan canjo, one stringers are the easiest & plenty of fun? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KHx6wCa64s0

At 12:05pm on October 14, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Rich, plenty of build plans & play info located in the Resources tab, also check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channels? here’s a step by step video of how to build a simple cbg, hope this helps :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=16s

 
 
 

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