6 String Cigar Box Guitar demo - mini humbucker pickup

Here are some sound samples of a cigar box guitar I just completed building with a nice large Arturo Fuente cigar box and a recycled electric guitar neck. It...

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Comment by Derek Rose on April 24, 2022 at 7:46pm

Hi Taffy,

I like your thinking! That makes good sense as the boxes are typically reclaimed like you said. It does take a lot of time to make a six string neck and I don't seem to have the patience for that anymore LOL :)  Now that I think about it, the salvaged 12 string acoustic neck/ silverware box guitars is one of my faves of my own to play.

Good topic

Best regards,

Derek

Comment by Taffy Evans on April 23, 2022 at 7:27pm

Hi Derek, I have built many six-string box guitars, and I prefer to play them over a 3 or 4 string.
Even though my best-sounding and looking box guitar is built using quality tonewoods, I still used a reclaimed six-string neck. Modified of course.

The cost of making a custom neck, I feel, would make that guitar overpriced, so for sixes I always reclaim necks. They could be electric bolt-on, nylon, or steel dovetailed fitting types with a heal. There's always a way to fit them, but the surgery can be challenging. We like challenges... don't we.

If the guitar body is recycled, then why not the neck.
Cheers Taff

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:32pm

Thank you very much, Alan. I will never catch up to you or Taffy in quantity or craftsmanship!

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:31pm

Thank you for the kind comments Doug!

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:30pm

Thank you, Kale. My friend at the music store is happy with it. I have made nearly as many 6 strings as 3's and 4's, since it seems most people around here in Ohio, including my friends, mostly seem to prefer 6's. Have had more than a few say they can't play 3 and 4 strings, but they don't really seem interested in trying and I don't have the will anymore to convert them LOL. I think they like playing the riffs and chords they already know. They must not be as adventurous as us cbg fanatics. My favorite is 4 strings for a cbg and have gifted, traded or sold all my 6 string cbg's.

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:16pm

Thank you, John, much appreciated.

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:15pm

Thank you, Andries! I cheated on this one, it's a lightly used neck from a "Lyon by Washburn" strat. A friend gave me a few used necks. The hard tail bridge made it easy to intonate, felt like I cheated there too. It's a Snake Oil mini humbucker from Gitty and I like the sound of it. :) 

Comment by Derek Rose on April 22, 2022 at 11:08pm

Thank you, Taffy. I always feel guilty using a factory neck since most of the 6 strings I have made the necks. My friend who manages one of the local music stores has been kind enough to give me a few salvaged necks and he sells my 6'ers faster than the 3's and 4's. 

Comment by AGP # on April 21, 2022 at 5:03pm

"Sweet Build Derek"  :-)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on April 21, 2022 at 11:19am

Fine looking build and superb playing to accompany it! Thanks for sharing Derek.

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