Thorsten Hinrichsen
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SHRINK KITTEN - Handmade by Thorsten

Hi, I'm Thorsten.

I started building CBGs in Feb 2011 when I had to run a school music project that combined instrument production, playing and history.

So I came to CBGs. I've been absolutely fascinated by those instruments on the CBN site. Since then I have built some slide-guitars, a ukulele bass and currently work on different instruments like Ukulele Bass, dulcimer, soprano and baritone uke etc.

I'm singer/songwriter in two bands/projects: SUGIMUGI and TRICKSTER FLINT.

Shrink Kitten is the name of my cigar box instrument production line or "brand name". All instruments have cat's names so far. I use boxes which I get for free from local shops but I've also started to make my own boxes.

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At 3:26pm on March 2, 2021, Roger Coleman said…

Hi Thorsten,

Thanks for the offer of assistance. 

My first questions are what scale length did you use and how did you determine the fret placement?

Thanks,

Roger

At 12:39am on February 25, 2021, Roger Coleman said…

Hi Thorsten,

I don't know if you are still active on the forum, but I would very much like to ask a few questions about your cigar box saz.

At 9:23am on November 19, 2016, Mike Noble said…
Torsten I am using the three top strings of a regular acoustic guitar but I am turning them down with the top string to a B then the second string would be an E and then the third string would be an A hopefully this will reduce the bow in the bass guitar Thanks for your interest Mike
At 5:55am on December 9, 2015, Matt McCarthy said…
Thanks Thorsten, Much appreciated my friend.
At 3:26am on March 12, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Have Fun Whit It, just seen your smoke stack lightning, looks like fun!!

At 3:19am on March 12, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Guten Tag Thorsten ! Danke fur ere reactionen, Yes ! Its oke! to make a remix, but i want to hear it before you put it online!! and only use it for on the CB Nation!  thank you!

Greeeetssszz A.D.

At 3:24am on January 26, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Danke vielmalls Thorsten Fur deine Worte !! alles Gute Sjueus!  Greeeettszzzz A.D.

At 7:24pm on February 16, 2014, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
I like what you build! Thanks for the friend request!
At 5:22am on December 15, 2012, Willi Ender said…
Gut, melde dich einfach, wenn du Interesse und Zeit hast.
At 10:19am on December 14, 2012, Willi Ender said…
Hallo Thorsten, zu deiner Anfrage, ob Slide oder bundiert - also beides, da ich gewöhnt bin, mich an den Bünden zu orientieren. Übrigens, habe einen kurzen Bericht über meinen Yamaha THR Amp im Forum geschrieben. Absoluter Hammeramp mit natürlichen (simulierten) Röhrenamps. Falls es dich interessiert, kann ich dir das Teil mal vorstellen.
Willi

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OH MY DEAR, MY REINDEER - New album with lots of cigar box guitar tunes out now

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 4:54pm 9 Comments

Finished my first instrumental-only rock album with lots of cigar box instrument tracks (about 70 % of all guitar/bass recordings): "RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIAL" - Listen here:

 
 
 

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