Chuck Groves
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Chuck Groves replied to Andy Busch's discussion What to do with a silverware box? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Pics and dimensions would help."
Apr 5
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My understanding of a baritone guitar is that it is one octave lower than a regular guitar and one octave above a bass guitar.  The scale lengths vary, but the best one I have seen is a schecter six string electric baritone guitar with a 30…"
Mar 22
Chuck Groves left a comment for Tom Lighton
"Hi Tom, ive been beating on bass guitars since 1970.  Due to the string tension and scale length, making a cigar box bass guitar would be difficult.  You would need a much larger resonant body and eithe a truss rod to counter the string…"
Mar 21
Chuck Groves and Tom Lighton are now friends
Mar 21
Chuck Groves replied to James Ross-Smith's discussion How narrow can the neck be in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"1 1/2 inches is the standard three string neck width and corresponds to a standard lumber board width.  Any narrower and you increase the probability of the string tension bending the neck.   you would need a truss rod to counteract this.…"
Mar 15
Chuck Groves replied to Sharon A.'s discussion Tuning question - kinda of long in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I too have broken strings tuningmy cigar box guitar.  It turns out I was tuning them an octave too high and using light gauge strings didn’t help as they broke easier.  I switched to medium gauge strings, got a tuner I could clip on…"
Jan 10
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Kick ass job on the resonator Michael! Kudos!"
Nov 12, 2017
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hey jimmy. I also encourage you to check out Chikenbone John’s videos. If I had seen them before I did my first build, I would have saved myself a lot of grief. His videos are succinct, excess verbiage minimal, and full of practical, useful…"
Nov 9, 2017
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks Mark! I has the dremels but no base for them. That sounds excellent and I'm going to look into that. Is lexan the clear sheets I can get at home despot? They have been hard for me to cut using standard saws, always chipping and breaking.…"
Sep 30, 2017
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I was considering using my 1 1/2 inch forstner bit and using a rasp file to enlarge the hole to the correct diameter. Is hot glue adequate? I am also considering super glue or overkill in the form of two part epoxy."
Sep 29, 2017
Chuck Groves left a comment for Michael Fred Johnson
"Thanks for the advice Michael! I have a two inch hole saw I was going to use but it would leave an 1/8 of an inch gap between the edge of the sound hole cover and edge of the hole on the box. Is hot glue sufficient for filling in the gap and…"
Sep 29, 2017
Michael Fred Johnson left a comment for Chuck Groves
"For the access I stick on a ply reinforcement inside,cut the hole, then add a metal plate to the outside"
Sep 29, 2017
Michael Fred Johnson left a comment for Chuck Groves
"Hi Chuck,Tried to leave this on CBG101 but it wont let me.Easiest way to cut a hole use a hole saw then fix the trim with hot glue"
Sep 29, 2017
Chuck Groves commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"First post. First guitar. First questions: I purchased a screened dobro/resonator sound hole cover and am hoping to get suggestions on the best ways to cut the 1 7/8 inch hole for it and how to attach it. Also asking for suggestions on how to make…"
Sep 29, 2017
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This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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Sep 29, 2017

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How many instruments have you built so far?
9/10
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
They sound mystical and awesome. I also love building them.

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At 12:59pm on September 29, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

For the access I stick on a ply reinforcement inside,cut the hole, then add a metal plate to the outside

At 12:54pm on September 29, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Chuck,Tried to leave this on CBG101 but it wont let me.Easiest way to cut a hole use a hole saw then fix the trim with hot glue

 
 
 

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