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Cigar Box Inserts

Hiya -   If you're like me and save even ridiculously under-sized scrap wood for some future fantasy project, you no doubt have a lot of ci…

Started by FoldedSoup

2 Nov 7
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Help With a electric CBG

A few years ago I built four cbg,s three acoustic anyone PIezo with volume and tone pots.   Now I am about to start a 6 string electric.  …

Started by HarleyTodd

17 Nov 6
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Railrunner bridge pick up

If anyone has used one of these in their builds how did you attach the bridge to the box? Did you glue it? Screw it? Would like to know the…

Started by Robbie

5 Nov 5
Reply by Robbie

Pickup location

Due to sound hole placement, my current build has no room for pickup at neck end. What sound difference would placing it at Box center have…

Started by Brent Kasl

3 Nov 4
Reply by Taffy Evans

Induction pickup soldering difficulties

Hi everyone, I've made a couple of induction pickups like the ones in the first set of images in this discussion:  https://cigarboxnation.c

Started by Mark Betzhold

13 Nov 3
Reply by Paul Craig

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…

Started by RTZGUITARS

35 Nov 3
Reply by Paul Craig

Number 11 NOT A CBG

I've really been enjoying building and learning to play these crazy 3 stringers, heck I've even sold a few. I started building to hopefully…

Started by frank learman

6 Oct 31
Reply by Kirk

CBG Heel

When making a heel for a CBG, is it possible to make and glue to the outside of the box and glue under the neck as opposed to running the h…

Started by Brent Kasl

5 Oct 30
Reply by frank learman

Fifty cent “hardtail” bridge using dice.

After reading and watching videos about tuning for proper intonation, I wasn’t ready to bite the bullet for a hardtail bridge. I just don’t…

Started by Bruce Young

8 Oct 30
Reply by Bruce Young

A method for grounding strings without metal bridge or tailpiece

The Some time ago I saw a video about grounding strings by running a wire to one of the eyelets used as string anchors, and using a metal s…

Started by Bruce Young

19 Oct 27
Reply by Bruce Young

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