Warren McLennan
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Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Warren,  Brian is the big dog around here.  I love the flat pups, I use them almost exclusively.  It will make a great electric, but please paint tape the areas you are working on cause those tops are very easy to scratch.…"
Aug 7, 2020
MadGomer replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Warren, here's an example of a flatpup, many other options to choose from.  CB Gitty is a good source.   https://www.flatpup.com/ These are nice because they simply mount on the surface, just as long as your fretboard and bridge…"
Aug 7, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 7, 2020
Warren McLennan replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thank you. Yeah, I definitely want the top on show. I'm not too au fait with parts as yet, can you tell me what a Flatpup is? I assume it's a pickup of some sort? Thanks for the tip on searching for others with the same box. I'll have…"
Aug 7, 2020
Warren McLennan replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thank you Tim!"
Aug 7, 2020
Warren McLennan replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That's exactly what I needed to know. Looks like my next build will be electric, so I'm off to the drawing board to work out what I'm going to do with it. Thank you for your help."
Aug 7, 2020
John Mark Perchalski replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 6, 2020
Christopher G Daniels replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 6, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 6, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Warren, like Madgomer said, you could thin out the underside of the lid. However, if you have done this, then you know it can be a pain, especially if it’s MDF? Another option is to use the bottom of the box, which is always the thinnest part…"
Aug 6, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Welcome Warren, MadGomer is a 100% correct.  Thick tops (sound boards) are best used as electric guitar.  The great acousticals Have a much thinner sound board, think a standard Dreadlock acousti, the sound board is very thin.…"
Aug 6, 2020
MadGomer replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Warren, first off, welcome to the addiction!!!  I would expect that box to be best utilized for an electric guitar.  That's not to say you couldn't make it acoustic, but it will take quite a bit more effort in all…"
Aug 6, 2020
Warren McLennan added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Box style - acoustic or electric

I've recently finished my first build, a CB Gitty kit. It appears to have ignited a spark inside and I'm already planning a second build.I've managed to come across this Camacho box. The colours and high gloss finish are, to my eye, simply stunning. The lid & sides are quite thick, about 9.5mm or 3/8" while the base is 3mm or 1/8" and is covered in felt on the outside.My question is whether it would it be better as acoustic or electric. Does it make any difference at all? Any advice on…See More
Aug 6, 2020

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Google search
How many instruments have you built so far?
One, a CB Gitty CBG kit and amp kit. Have just started on a fretless electric
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The openness of everybody when it comes to sharing knowledge, and the sheer number of people doing so, to me make cigar box guitars one of the most accessible instruments to learn how to play.

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At 8:42pm on August 5, 2020, James Pollard said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( jamespollard.it@yahoo.com ) for the full details.Have a nice day
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At 1:47pm on May 20, 2020, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is joining some groups located in the Posts tab? Here’s a detailed plan of how to build the easiest cbg, hope it helps :) https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/how-to-make-a-simple-cigar-box-guitar-metric-included/

 
 
 

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