Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion (5,169)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

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

15 Jun 17
Reply by JL

My Version for the CBG - The CBGR

R for revolution.... Hey, all you out there, I'm new here and thought I share with you my view on the cigar box guitar and show you my lat…

Started by Amir Sagi

18 Jun 15
Reply by Paul Craig

I need a banjo quick......so I built one.

Hi all, on Wednesday I was asked to give banjo lessons to a lady, she was very insistent, but I told her I did not have a banjo, that was t…

Started by Taffy Evans

7 Jun 15
Reply by Gervase Gallant

Building Advice

Hello Everyone. I had a strange idea for a fretboard. Kinda like this picture here. switching the color with every fret and placing the fre…

Started by Jonathan Buttazoni

2 Jun 14
Reply by Taffy Evans

UPRIGHT BASS IN UK

HI I have just finished my first CBG at 63 (just a young lad I know) have made a decent job and its playable, I just need to get better at…

Started by Chris Mitchell

2 Jun 12
Reply by Taffy Evans

Scarf joint question

I'm making my very first attempt at scarf joints for twin CBG's at the same time. Do I cut down the head thickness before or after I make t…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

9 Jun 12
Reply by Taffy Evans

New here and my first build

My 78 year old father tried to take up playing guitar for the first time last year. His work worn fingers are too stiff for a 6 stringer so…

Started by Kevin Gauldin

10 Jun 11
Reply by Kevin Gauldin

Laying out tuning machines on headstock?

I'm working on the headstock for my latest build; I want to do three-in-line on the tuners, with each peg lined up so the string comes off…

Started by Sean Murphy

4 Jun 11
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Protect this painted box ?

The black paint on this box scratches very easily. (I have been hiding scratches with a permanent marker.) Should I spray some kind of clea…

Started by Michael Pounds

17 Jun 11
Reply by Vicki Gibson

Displaying a CBG

Are the tuners strong enough to hold a cbg by a strap or string for a tent display at a show? I have seen one example where a hook was scre…

Started by Brent Kasl

3 Jun 9
Reply by Brent Kasl

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 2 hours ago. 17 Replies

Fretless cbg

Started by Caleb D Bennett in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 3 Replies

One Finger Lesson: Take Me Home Country Roads - VIDEO & TAB

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Chuck otto yesterday. 2 Replies

Box fiddle #1

Started by Gervase Gallant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant on Monday. 6 Replies

Nut and #1 fret spacing.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Monday. 2 Replies

Zero fret/nut idea

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Sunday. 8 Replies

Rescued ss can.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Saturday. 15 Replies

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mike Parker Jun 20. 24 Replies

Blog Posts

A Tale of Two Ukes

Posted by Poorness Studios on June 25, 2019 at 10:00am 1 Comment

Adventures in headstock-making

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 15, 2019 at 4:41pm 2 Comments

site bugs

Posted by the anonymous pick on June 13, 2019 at 8:05pm 6 Comments

Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted by James Matthews on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

Latest Activity

Uncle John commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Guitar/Surfing The Partagas Blues

"Cool to see your hand and slide work.  Meat camera angle.   Sounding good and I like…"
1 hour ago
Spencer Lockhart posted a photo
1 hour ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Donna
"Welcome almost neighbor, I live way North of the big pond just south of Brooksville."
2 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for DI
"Ahoj a vítejte from the other side of the world!"
2 hours ago
Lonman commented on Lonman's photo
Thumbnail

first bass guitar

"Thanks UJ, the owner is in law enforcement and he helped with the design."
2 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Mark Bernhard
"Welcome! I'm new to building CBGs, but I have 3 on the table being transformed into music…"
2 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for rob gray
"Welcome to the hood, you are so right about the people and the music!"
2 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!
"Hey welcome aboard! If you watch videos by Speal, Puckett, CB GITTY and a host of others  as…"
2 hours ago
Chuck replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!
"Just another lurker, Hope to start building in the fall. Kinda hard now working on a boat in the…"
3 hours ago
Chuck liked L.J.'s discussion Florida CBG Builders/Players
3 hours ago
AGP # commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Guitar/Surfing The Partagas Blues

"Some nice deep tones coming through there Richard, very enjoyable listening, but!, a word of…"
3 hours ago
AGP # liked Richard Sundberg's video
3 hours ago

Events

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->