Thanks for the advice on fret placement. Have just constructed 2 necks for my CBG's. Had a lot of help from this site and google even though some were a bit complicated, I thought that CBG's were unsophisticated barnyard instruments but I was wrong Thanks Mike

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Comment by Redbelly on January 26, 2013 at 5:09pm

  I have started a group on ' Cigar Box Guitars Australia’ web site. It is called "Traditional Construction”, where we encourage (as much as possible) the old methods in the construction of CBG. I am starting to build one now. I have a cigar box dated 1919. And I am going to reuse old timber from damaged Australian period furniture. No modern tools (electric, drill press, modern stains and lacquers) are to be use. The glue is old hide glue and brass slotted screws. Tuning pegs, not machine tuners, I haven’t figured what strings to use. I will post some photos in the future.

Comment by Swamp Dawg Primal Music on January 26, 2013 at 4:26pm

they are barnyard instruments,we just tend to complicate them because too many of us are used to professionally made instruments and seek to copy them in a new package (myself included).

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