Peter Martin
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The Brits are coming

A gathering of the UK cbg clan.
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Grandpa commented on Peter Martin's blog post First Build - SF Signature Box
"First build? Monster build right out of the gate!  Great you got to meet Samantha and got signatures from SF and the band. Yep, build another git, and hang on to your one-off. Kudos on your fine build."
Dec 10, 2017
Peter Martin commented on Peter Martin's blog post First Build - SF Signature Box
"Taff, don't tell anyone. I'm usually pretty careful with my tools, but that one slipped my attention.."
Dec 6, 2017
Taffy Evans commented on Peter Martin's blog post First Build - SF Signature Box
"Hi, great clean work. I spotted a schoolboy mistake. picture number one, hand plane resting on hard surface with blade down. Planes best placed on their side when not in use. Ha ha. cheers Taff"
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Samantha Fish Signature

"Very nice.  Was it a gift or commission for Samantha Fish?"
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Samantha Fish

"That sound hole is perfect for her.  She is truly a top blues person."
Dec 5, 2017
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Samantha Fish

"Every time I see Samantha, my poor heart skips a beat !"
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Jeff 'Bones' Reilly commented on Peter Martin's blog post First Build - SF Signature Box
"very nice rig the pics are great that tell the story love the sound hole "
Dec 4, 2017
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Web/Youtube
How many instruments have you built so far?
Half of one!
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Versatility and simplicity.
Simple tuning and lack of strings!

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First Build - SF Signature Box

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

Being a big Samantha Fish fan, I decided my first build would be a signature model with her distinctive "Fish Sound hole"



I managed to get a couple of CBs from a cigar shop here in the UK, and ended up picking the larger plain wooden one. The lid is actually quite thick, so not ideal for an acoustic, but I was going to add one of the cheap single coil Pickups that crop up everywhere you look, and play mostly "plugged in".

I found suitable wood for the neck and fretboard, ordered…

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