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slightly different pizeo found on ebay.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 10, 2020. 10 Replies

this unit has a under bridge piezo as well as a microphone..…Continue

chrome doesnt likr CBN.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Jul 6, 2020. 9 Replies

not sure whats up but for a while now i get chrome refusing to allow cigarboxnation.com .  I have to click advanced and tell it to go to the site anyway... anyone else have this problem?Continue

The Mystery of the missing posts........

Started this discussion. Last reply by william gregory davis Apr 21, 2020. 4 Replies

found a workaround for the missing post issue that is easier than the cut and paste method.when you type your post the tab in the top left is highlighted as "Visual Mode"All we have to do when you…Continue


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Timothy Hunter replied to TC DeVeau's discussion Question
"well have a look at the entries for some of the competitions here. there are a lot not made from actual "cigar boxes". if you are pedantic then call it a cigar box style guitar. "
Jan 8
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Timothy Hunter replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"on my first CBG i used split pins/cotter pins for frets. cut in half they have a flat side and were easily superguled to the fretboard. there is a plethora of builds and styles on the site."
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Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion I'm Back and I got something cool and need some opinions
"purely asthetically the first looks right. the balance is right... the second with the longer tailpiece with the bridge on the soundhole cover just doesnt look right to me. if you were going for a dobro look then the bridge would look right if it…"
Sep 11, 2021
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Hello....again...
"this guy is a master at making paterns with plywood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjxfVR2K_Ew"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Michael Myers's discussion Irritating noise through amp
"from the description of the noise im guessing its a piezo pickup ? You may need to add a cap across the output jack. Glen did a video on this a while ago..."
Aug 6, 2021
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Timothy Hunter replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion An update from Shane: I’m home, God is good
"Luke 18:27  But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”"
Jun 26, 2021
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

Timothy Hunter's Blog

neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 6 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt stick to the frets.

The frets are made from a Champion branded…


first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang



thanks Jhono for the tips on getting…


first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…


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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?


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