Tom Lederle
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Dec 24, 2021
Tom Lederle replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion 2021 Throwback Holiday Build-Off Contest!
"My first CBGs were true to traditional cigar box designs and methods. During the pandemic lockdowns, however, I began using my own digital artwork to decorate the box. I build the boxes from birch plywood and hand-carve the necks from red oak or…"
Dec 24, 2021
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Tom Lederle replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion 2021 Throwback Holiday Build-Off Contest!
"I built The NRA Guitar using cast-off materials that down-and-out musicians might have scavenged when times were hard and they had no money for “luxuries” such as store-bought guitars. The box itself – a phenomenally lucky find at…"
Dec 11, 2021
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"thanks much, glad to be here. site has amazing amount of content and very active/up to date. I plan on spending a fair bit of time just learning what's available."
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:"
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How many instruments have you built so far?
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I think of CBGs as functional art. You can hang it and look at it, or you can take it down and play it.

I started by buying one of those cheapo kits made from cardboard. while it functioned it didn't suit me so I took it apart and used the neck and strings for my first build. after researching, I decided to build my own boxes from scrap luan and birch plywood. My necks are from found lumber, plus some purchased pieces from the local lumber outlet. Strings, fret wire, tuners and pickups are all CBGitty items.

My take on CBGs is as artwork. I've displayed them in several local galleries. I intend to talk to a local guitar sales outlet to see if they'd carry my guitars.

building these things is a labor of love, since there's way more work in them than one could ever expect to sell them for. But they're cool to look at. And fun to play.

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At 11:38am on November 23, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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