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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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Bento Box peek

I'm building a couple of Bento Box ukes from C.B.Gitty. I have not glued the box, so my pictures have it held together in some painter's ta…

Started by Christopher G Daniels

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Ideas for supporting nuts

Looking  for ideas on supporting a nut from the back side on a scarf joint other than grooving out a notch for the nut to fit into. Seems I…

Started by Brent Kasl

11 4 hours ago
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My Version for the CBG - The CBGR

R for revolution.... Hey, all you out there, I new here and thought I share with you my viewon the cigar box guitar and show you my latest…

Started by Amir Sagi

11 7 hours ago
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Securing screened grommets for sound hole?

I'm looking to use some screened/mesh grommets for sound hole covers, but it seems the usual grommet-setting process would not work or be a…

Started by Sean Murphy

5 yesterday
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

First Cigar box guitar

Hello, I'm making my first cigar box guitar, actually a wine box guitar  a few pictures : As you can see the end of my neck is beveled, bu…

Started by Ludo

18 yesterday
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Removing smoke smell from boxes?

I picked up a few great boxes at my local flea market, and one of them has this nasty smoke smell to it. It's not too noticeable, but I'd l…

Started by Ashley Ziller

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Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.

Im relatively new to the whole cbg world. I caught the bug last fall, and this is my sixth build. I worked my way from a simple parts kit s…

Started by Bruce Young

3 on Saturday
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Single-layer boxes?

I've been going through my stash of cigar boxes, trying to decide what my next build is going to be. I've got a couple of boxes that are qu…

Started by Sean Murphy

6 May 15
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Trivia Quiz

Any one know who made Jimi’s CBG?

Started by Tim Pannabecker

9 May 15
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Decal top removal

is there a good way to remove the paper decal top off a cigar box so it can be used on another box? I have tried a heat, various cutters, b…

Started by Robert Bryan

3 May 13
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

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