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Another way to do etchingClick here!

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

0 Nov 22

three pole pu

What is the correct way to install this pickup? Have two by accident and it appears the two screws go through the top of the box through sp…

Started by Brent Kasl

3 Nov 21
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How do I solder a rod piezo to a jack?

I’m brand new to making cigarbox guitars. I’m on my second one. I’ve been reading everything I can about how to put a rod PIezo under the s…

Started by Jon

8 Nov 21
Reply by BrianQ.

Etching metal the easy way! (Video)

As usual,video surfing on YouTube at 5am and this caught my eye and thought it would have some useful applications. Like name plates, custo…

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

2 Nov 20
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

How do you all deal with shallow cigar boxes?

So I ordered 10 wooden cigar boxes and they're all gorgeous but I'm not sure what the best use is for the really shallow ones. Like this st…

Started by Richard Wilkins

41 Nov 18
Reply by Taffy Evans

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

17 Nov 16
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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…

Started by FoldedSoup

19 Nov 15
Reply by John Mark Perchalski

fret scale measurement?

Hi ther I'm just building my first cigar box guitar, I have used kwila/merbau for the neck...... laminated 3 pieces, if I'm doing 25" is th…

Started by sid

12 Nov 15
Reply by BrianQ.

Back to the drawing board, damn.

Hi, at last I found time to finish a cigar box style guitar after months of working on other projects. My idea was to use a licence plate b…

Started by Taffy Evans

6 Nov 15
Reply by Robbie

A cheap handy source for Piezos!

I ran out Piezos and was wondering around looking for cheap musical greeting cards in DOLLAR TREE when lo and behold hanging on a pegboard…

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH

2 Nov 14
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