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Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders, After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandol…

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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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Securing strings to box end

Latest build finds the bridge to end of Box at 1 3-8", asking for ideas or pics on string mounting at tail end. Not a neck through, thought…

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Scale length

I want to make a cigar box guitar tuned to dgd, can a 25" scale length be tuned to dgd.

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Peizo's and capacitors.

I am wondering if adding a capacitor like an orange drop to a simple piezo circuit will help with the tone?  I am working with an antique b…

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Fret board finishing

Hey y'all. Has anyone ever used Howard's Feed-N-Wax on the fretboard and liked it?

Started by Ricky D

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Neck Finsihing

Hi. Am working on my 3rd neck.  Have left the previous two poplar necks unfinished.  But the current neck is oak and I thought it might do…

Started by Mark Rinehart

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Building to sell

I went to a CBG Facebook page.  Hoo boy. I saw a lot of posts saying basically, "This is my X hundredth build and it's for sale!"  Then the…

Started by Mark Rinehart

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Reply by Jerry Jordan

First cbg, some problems

Hello there! Yesterday i discovered cigar box guitars and i was hooked immediately :). I started today with my build (a nice Free Cuba box…

Started by Toby D.

8 on Thursday
Reply by Daniel Walter

Dual piezo wiring: in series or in parallel?

I'm working on a license plate resonator guitar with two piezo pick-ups. The piezos are super glued to the back side of the plate, either s…

Started by Martin Simpson

15 on Tuesday
Reply by Paul Craig

(Still) Building a Shovel, last minute advice needed (lots of questions/first build)

OK guys, I've not given up on the shovel build a la Justin Johnson https://youtu.be/V9-ltPsbw9g but money and my own frustration with numbe…

Started by default

9 Feb 9
Reply by Raymond L

Newby Piezo Rod Question

Greetings, all! I am running an after-school/summer program (tinyurl/com/r3atmase), and we are attempting to make cigar box guitars. This i…

Started by Cameron Cooley

5 Feb 9
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