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4 string Cigar Box Guitar for sale, acoustic/ electric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Sep 4, 2014. 1 Reply

I got this off ebay a while back, its well built, looks great but the fret spacing doesnt seem quite right and its difficult to tune it properly. i occasionally mess about with one string and it…Continue

tuning cigar box guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by craig bodsworth Nov 30, 2012. 42 Replies

Hi,i bought a cigar box guitar and iv read it can be fitted with top 4 strings from a standard guitar. iv done this but am finding it impossible to tune! iv used my tuner and tuned to E, A, D, G  and…Continue


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At 2:01pm on November 19, 2012, Tim LaFave said…

The distance from the nut to the 12th fret should be the same as from the 12th fret to the bridge. You mentioned that there is almost a two inch difference. It sounds like the bridge must be moved back to arrive at twice the distance of the 12th fret. It will never play in tune as it is. Someone built it who didn't know what they were doing. You have been taken. Try for a refund, if not, try to find someone who knows how to fix it. In the event all is lost, all is not lost if you or someone you know is handy, you could use all the parts of the guitar and start over with a new box and build it correctly.


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