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Truss rod without power tools

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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First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built

Post a pic of your first build with short description. My first is a Cohiba box Les Paul Jr. copy. W/sound hole next to neck. and vintage p…

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6 string reso travel guitar build pics!

Hi all, I've made a couple of ukes in the recent past, using bodies made from cut-down folk guitars, and very successful they are too! Well…

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Need some help

Hello everyone my name is Corey and I have no experience with instruments. I love creating things by hand. Seeing what you all create not t…

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Cbg snare

Sometimes people slap their guitar body like snare when they are playing. I was thinking you could customize the sound of the hit with a li…

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fret cutting jig

Made a simple but effective jig for cutting fret slots.  Pictures show the story.  It works great.  I just use a template to mark the fretb…

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Questions about Bodys (No Cigarboxes)

My "CBG`S" will not have “Cigar” Boxes but everything else one can imagine. Self built boxes, bought boxes, Tin boxes, Cardboard boxes, Woo…

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Need 3 string shovel help

So after speaking with another member and him pointing me this direction, I wanted to build a clone/tribute/copy of Justin Johnsons 3 strin…

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Truss rod without power tools

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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Glue for carbon fiber rods?

Hi All, I'm going to build a cigar box bass and my plan is to reinforce the neck with carbon fiber rods. Does anybody have experience with…

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Tap Tuning

Can tap tuning be effectively applied to a CBG? The only thing I can see that might be done to effect the tuning of the soundboard is addin…

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