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Trading boxes???

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeffrey ross Sep 14, 2015. 6 Replies

Hello all,I have received a request to make a CB bass. We are looking to do a pirate theme and I am looking for a specific box I have used before. It is a Las Cabrillas box, large size and says…Continue

Mahogany decking for necks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeffrey ross Apr 27, 2015. 7 Replies

Today I was given a good amount of mahogany decking leftovers from a friend. I should be able to get three necks blanks out of each piece. Stupid question. I know mahogany is used for back and sides…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
From a book called Made by Hand
How many instruments have you built so far?
bout thirty so far
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I try to find stuff I can use in unique ways, like a screwdriver bit for a bridge, etc. It gives me a chance to work with my hands in the shop and be creative as there are no rules!!

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FRET BUZZ....I HATE FRET BUZZ!!!!!!

Posted on December 24, 2015 at 12:51pm 9 Comments

So, you have finished all the hard work of shaping the neck. Fit the box snugly to the neck. Added a very nice mahogany fret board.  Installed the piezo pickup, sound holes. Everything is done, now string it up and give it a test drive. Whats that? Fret buzz!!! On not one, but two frets. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!

Why can't there be a way to test for fret buzz BEFORE the absolute last step? Now I have to unstring, reseat those two frets, hope it's right this time, and stress over the…

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At 1:15pm on November 15, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Jeff, I can usually make a fiddle in less than a week but I'm working on orders for 3 other instruments right now. If the customer does want one I should be able to finish it before Christmas.
Jim

At 7:35pm on November 14, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Hi Jeffrey, good to hear from you! I usually sell CB Fiddles for
$175 - 225 depending on several variables.
Fiddles have a few things that make them a bit more difficult than gits but nothing insurmountable. If you use a pre made finger board and bridge that will save some headaches. Getting the radius correct on the finger board can be tricky. You also need to do some research on soundpost purpose and placement which, I think, is crucial for a good sound. There's also a bass bar on the underside of the top. It can be frustrating to get a good sounding fiddle from a cigar box but it's certainly do-able.

At 11:58am on November 21, 2015, Eric Denton said…

thanks man, its very inspiring here - I enjoy browsing around and checking out all the innovative ideas!

At 3:54pm on May 8, 2015, Jim Morris said…

Absolutely Jeffrey! You do postage to me, I'll play it and do a vid, then I'll do postage back to you. Unless I like it a lot - then we'll talk.

Jim

At 9:44am on March 29, 2015, Michael(rustyhubcap) said…

Hi Jeffrey.......I dont have a clue where you can get a box like that up your way.What I could do is see if they have any down here...and maybe we could swap boxes.If your interested let me know and Ill give you my email and we'll go on from there.Ill get the sizes they have...just let me know.....

At 8:59pm on February 25, 2015, Mineiro´s Blues said…
Thank you , I need to improve more on the slide !!!
 
 
 

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