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Cheap meatal spatula for a tail piece. Good Idea or no?

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.D. May 23, 2017. 18 Replies

Found this spatula I think I could bend into a tail piece to run the strings threw. Kinda anchor the strings and be used as a tail piece. Has anyone done this or think it would workout for just a 3…Continue

making your CBG electric using a old Smoke detector/Fire Alarm.

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.D. Jun 21, 2016. 19 Replies

Just curious if anyone has ever cracked open a old smoke detector/fire alarm and used the round metal piece as a piezoelectric by wiring it to a patch cord and jack? If so how did it turn out as far…Continue

Scalloped guitar necks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Apr 24, 2016. 9 Replies

Has anyone here ever played on a "Scalloped neck" I run across a article talking about "Scalloped Neck guitars" & that there is only few left that build "Scalloped Necks". They look uncomfortable…Continue

first CBG "neck to lid build" questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.D. Apr 5, 2016. 25 Replies

Working on my first CBG ,but most if not all my boxes are heavy made with 1/2 inch or thicker lids & was wondering since its going to be a "almost thru/Neck to Lid build how much reinforcement do…Continue

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"Jim ,,,a man of many instruments! Amazing work my friend. Hope all's been well."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
web/C.B. Gitty
How many instruments have you built so far?
Finishing up my first CBG.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I've always been intrigued by home/Hand made instruments ,being a Musician & wanting to get the hang of CBG building.

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At 4:01am on October 11, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks JD! i do these Pick-ups on several of my Builds and they keep giving me good results, good sound, and they are relatively cheap ! i pay 65 euro's including mail! Greeeeettssz A.D Ps they are German!

At 6:06pm on September 12, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks For the Complement ! Greeeettsszzz A.D.

At 9:19pm on April 29, 2017, J.D. said…
Oh! Gotcha
At 5:08pm on August 22, 2016, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the Like J.D. it was my way of not doing a treu and treu neck, but a free room box for Good size Pick-up lots of glue, and a back plate  counterpoint for solid state  longlive garanty. greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 11:44am on August 14, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

J.D.

Thank you for the friend request - gladly accepted sir.  Look forward to communicating with you - headed to the workshop to continue working on build 23 as it is becoming a much more intense build than i had expected initially.  But I guess the more we let our thinking outside the box so to speak evolve the crazier these builds can become - have a great day and again thanks for all you nice comments.

At 8:41am on August 14, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

J.D. 

Good morning and thank you for all of your comments on the recent pictures I posted.  Looking through your pictures you have some very nice CBGs yourself sir.  Have a great day and keep on keeping on building those beauties.

At 5:35pm on August 6, 2016, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there J.D Your Welcom, if there is a question, ask! kind greeeeettszzzzz A.D.

At 9:48am on July 31, 2016, J.D. said…
Thanks for the kind words U.J. ,"it's been nice having you as a friend"! Darren I appreciate you accepting my friend request as well ,I like checking out all my friends work/builds and I'm always keeping a ear open for any good CBG advice/info "me being fairly new to the building aspect ,but been playing guitar ,bass & drums for years and still try and learn something new ever chance I get!
At 9:23pm on July 19, 2016, darren brown said…

thank you for the add .

At 9:44pm on June 20, 2016, darren brown said…

ive never seen a dome shape box ,i made this one .thank you .

 
 
 

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