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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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Neck Varnish

G'day All, Just wondering if there is a preferred type of varnish to use on a bare neck, i.e no fret board. Something that wont peel off or…

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Printable Headstock Designs

Noticed some links, but how to size correctly for CBG?

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Ammo Can Guitar

Got a build done with lots of help from George McLeod he showed me how to make a really nice neck and a whole bunch of other stuff. The hea…

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First build - caught the bug!

I've been lurking for a little while and have gleaned a ton of information from this site., so I felt it was only right I should 'fess up a…

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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

2 Dec 8
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Easy shop made bench vise

Hi, I made the vise shown hear some years ago, made it out of an old coffee table top, mainly to hold guitar bodies for scraping or sanding…

Started by Taffy Evans

4 Dec 6
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Finally finished!- 1st build

So here is my first build.  I had be looking around all over the internet about CBGs.  I have been a musician for years and have played gu…

Started by Joshua Amy

7 Dec 5
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How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build?

How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build compared to a regular cbg? Thanks, Bill

Started by Curio Bill

53 Dec 4
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pre amp unit for Piezo

My Google Fu is so weak.  I've been looking for an excellent flat unit (no body curve) for a build.  Can't seem to find a good one, but I k…

Started by Mikey Hearrold II

15 Dec 3
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Shovel woes

I'm trying to build a shovel guitar, and I'm having trouble. Does anyone on here have any tips or tricks on how to drill through the blade…

Started by Brian M Wilson

11 Dec 3
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