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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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Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git

Hiya -  Has anyone tried making a git with a single U-bass string as the low string? Meaning, one U-Bass string along with 3 other nylon st…

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4-String Open G Tuning?

Some days I just feel old....... I completed a nice fretted 4-stringer and started stringing it up, then the "Senior Moment" hit. What was…

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r.e. testbed...

Build stronger than I did. Make the base plate 2x4 or 6 and use 1x4 for the butt piece, headstock, and 'fretboard area'. No dado-ing that w…

Started by James Pobog

1 yesterday
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lots of new stuff and possibly an original idea...

I'm justifying this side project by saying that as a test bed, it will enable me to create better builds  Still some final work to do, but…

Started by James Pobog

8 yesterday
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Another wiring question

For a 'testbed'-type steel, for ease of parts (mainly pups) swap, would hookup with alligator clips work? This is temp, not long term.

Started by James Pobog

20 yesterday
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new bridge

Ok, so now I'm looking at my broken cheap acoustic. I pulled the piezo rod and bridge, very cheap bridge, just drilled thru holes for the s…

Started by James Pobog

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What does your workshop look like?

What does your workshop/area look like, post pictures/videos. Because inquiring minds want to know! I live in an RV, my shop consist of a s…

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

28 on Monday
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Salt when clamping!

I know about using bird shot, bb's, short brads, small pieces of broken glass, even course sand to prevent the pieces from sliding around.…

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

15 on Sunday
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Chinese CBG necks - Opinions?

Anybody have experience with these necks?  Go for anywhere from 50 to 70 bucks on Ebay, AliExpress and Amazon.  Chinese.  Heres the AliExpr…

Started by ghm

6 on Saturday
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Historical examples of 3 string CBGs?

I was going through some of the posts over at cigarboxguitar.com looking at the historical articles and pictures and it seemed to me that m…

Started by turtlehead

44 Nov 8
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