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Cigar Box Guitar How-to Knowledgebase at CigarBoxGuitar.com

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…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

18 Jun 8
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Mounting resonator cones

i built my first resonator using a spun aluminum cone and was happy with the sound and tone however I didn’t have the right size screws to…

Started by Robert Bryan

2 Jun 6
Reply by Taffy Evans

EASY TO BUILD CIGAR BOX GUITAR: AN UNCLE CROW STYLE CBG IN ONE HOUR!!

Today we're going to have a step-by-step cigar box guitar building class!  The total time to build is about one hour, not including the in…

Started by Crow

148 Jun 6
Reply by Timothy Hunter

Jack/Strap Combo

Will be installing a combination jack and strap plate, cant tell which is negative and positive on the soldering for jack, the two pins are…

Started by Brent Kasl

2 Jun 5
Reply by ILL GREEN

10 minute spokeshape sharper jig

Hi, yesterday I mentioned on Sean Murphy's spokeshave post about a jig to aid in the sharpening of short blades. This one took under ten mi…

Started by Taffy Evans

3 Jun 5
Reply by Blind Doughboy

Sawing very narrow strips on a table saw.

Hi, in the current thread "making your own picks" there was some discussion regarding the cutting of thin strips of timber, and some of the…

Started by Taffy Evans

5 Jun 4
Reply by Taffy Evans

Using a spokeshave?

Does anyone have good experiences working with a spokeshave to carve necks? I picked one up but I apparently just don't know how to use it…

Started by Sean Murphy

11 Jun 2
Reply by Taffy Evans

Trying some new things on next build

I'm assembling parts for my next build; I'm trying a number of things I haven't done before - a little worried I'm piling too many new thin…

Started by Sean Murphy

5 May 28
Reply by François

Dulci-tar stringing: wound or plain 'a'

Hey all! Going down the rabbit hole (a trip I take often) of string weights and hope to bring some of you along with me this time :-) Recen…

Started by Rough Cut Tom

3 May 28
Reply by Paul Craig

Resonator string tension

Hi All, i come with a question to you about the principle of a biscuit cone resonator: What is the interaction of string tension versus sou…

Started by Rob

8 May 24
Reply by Rob

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