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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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CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups

I bought some of these pickups for a project guitar. These pickups are close to the same output as the original Danelectro pickups. They do…

Started by Paul Craig

12 yesterday
Reply by Carl Floyd

To ground or not to ground?

I have a 3pole delta blues pick up from cbgitty. Comes wired with a plug in. Do I need to ground this unit?

Started by Karen Pal

7 yesterday
Reply by Southern Ray

More on the band sawn bowl ukulele

Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele. https://www.instructables.com/id/Band-Sawn-Bowl-Ukulele/"

Started by Titch the Clown

2 on Thursday
Reply by Ian Nolan

Upright Ubass

I've built a few Ubasses using the Aquila Thundergut poly strings and I just got a query about whether I would be interested in making a si…

Started by Titch the Clown

0 May 3

newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?

Hi, I'm really new at this but love the idea.  Anyway I've watched a ton of videos and I wonder why the fret board is always, it seems, a s…

Started by David

12 Apr 26
Reply by Taffy Evans

Hardtail Bridge

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the…

Started by Seasick Mick

15 Apr 24
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

Do you have a strong neck?

I seem to have an issue with necks not keeping flat/straight.  I usually use the 1x2 neck wood and double up for the heel into the box.  Wo…

Started by Dale

17 Apr 24
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

Pot size

whats the rule of thumb for volume pot sizes? I have been using Gitty 250k with piezos. 

Started by Fantacone Box Works

5 Apr 21
Reply by Carl Floyd

Fretboard Material?

Hi all, I'm new to CBN and the CBG world, and I'm going to be building one very soon, just waiting on my last few parts. One thing I haven'…

Started by Roland Wood

43 Apr 15
Reply by Carl Floyd

Missed the Mark On Zero Fret

Well, now I gone and done it. I missed the mark on my zero fret by somewhere between .030 and  .040 of an inch. Everything must've slipped…

Started by Southern Ray

9 Apr 10
Reply by Southern Ray

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