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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
The simplicity and the fact that with such simplicity you can make such great music.

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rebuilding old guitar

Posted on February 13, 2021 at 6:21am 4 Comments

It`s been an age since I built a guitar due to the amount of gear out there and the fact all my relatives and friends have been gifted!

As a result I decided to re-visit an old 3 stringer I built several years ago. It`s a guitar I was never really happy with but I was loathe to get rid.

So I stripped it back and added a radius to the neck and refitted the frets. I kept the old under saddle pickup and decided to change it from a red stained wood and black fretboard to a black…

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DIY easy peasy chord sheets

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:00am 0 Comments

So, I was thinking about playing guitar, and how difficult it is to practice without giving up. It is hard, mainly because most folks learn a few chords then struggle to put together a few simple tunes to make them feel like they are making progress.

There is also a lot of confusuion for people who have no knowledge at all about music theory, it goes right over my head!

I,III,V,VII, doesn`t mean a lot, especially when you look for simple tunes you know that are written down in…

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At 11:43pm on September 15, 2023, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments t-belly

At 7:19pm on December 29, 2013, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend add T-Belly. I'm South Manchester too - Chorlton. Made a couple of bobbins yesterday and have fashioned a winder out of a hand drill clamped to my desk!

At 2:33pm on December 23, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks t belly

At 7:06am on November 28, 2013, Nicolas Leray said…

Hello ! Thank you for the kind words. Hey are those guitars on the pics yours ?? The rocket dog one and the other one on the pics really are beautiful ! The orange one with the clock too...

At 1:21pm on September 30, 2013, doug mcanally said…

thanks for the info!!

At 12:48am on May 4, 2013, Dan Trommater said…

Thank you sir.  This being only my 3rd build, I struggled to remember the steps of the process.  I decided to make my life easier the next time around by documenting the build.  The other thing that helped the project move quickly was that I posted at least one photo every day onto social media.  Even though it was self imposed, I found that it kept me working even on days that I didn't feel like it.

 
 
 

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