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Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 14, 2021. 6 Replies

Has anyone made the mandolin based on the plans found here, https://cigarboxnation.com/page/5-string-cigar-box-mandolinI've…Continue

First (Incredibly) successful Cigar Box Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrigan Mar 17, 2018. 5 Replies

I recently came into possession of some good supplies to make the perfect cigar box guitar including an old record, an antique yardstick, and a nice piece of flamed maple, sadly I didn't take…Continue

 

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Sam Brown replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion 2021 Throwback Holiday Build-Off Contest!
"I really enjoy the idea of using found or recovered materials for builds,  especially old wooden cigar boxes.  I built this instrument after being inspired by the 1922 Newspaper article which includes its instructions.  I loosely…"
Dec 1, 2021
BrianQ. replied to Sam Brown's discussion Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?
"Sam you can post pics straight into the discussion like this, sometimes links are not viewable to others? Then you’ll have to click the HTML Editor before you click Add Reply? I know it’s confusing, but that’s how to make things…"
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BrianQ. replied to Sam Brown's discussion Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?
"Yea, seeing that is confusing, but in the other drawing, it specifies “e” as a block? Just like how most of us brace the corners in our cbg’s, so maybe that makes more sense? The other drawings don’t show a brace going across…"
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BrianQ. replied to Sam Brown's discussion Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?
"Sam, glitch doesn’t seem like it’s going away, so we gotta do this each time we post? "
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Sam Brown replied to Sam Brown's discussion Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?
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BrianQ. replied to Sam Brown's discussion Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?
"Corner braces?"
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Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?

Has anyone made the mandolin based on the plans found here, https://cigarboxnation.com/page/5-string-cigar-box-mandolinI've been thinking about making both a cigar box mandolin and a normal mandolin, and I figured this would be a fun plan to follow, especially as a good applicant for the current build off contest.  So far I think I'm going to change the neck dimensions, since 2" seems really wide, I think 1.25"-1.75"…See More
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"Hard to pick my fave. I like those lop sided head stocks. I like the yard sticks and all the sound holes. That git on the left wins for me."
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"Look at all those soldiers lined up! They look great. Yardstick fretboard are a favorite of mine. You are on it Sam!"
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