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Distance from bridge to nut

When making a cbg what is the recommended distance from the bridge to the nut? Is there standard and if so what are the consequences if the…

Started by Big Steve

8 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Jkevn

Piezo question

I recently purchased a couple of piezo buzzers from Radio shack. I've taken the buzzer out of it's black case. The only kind I could find h…

Started by Donald L. Fowler

8 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Donald L. Fowler

About these preamps,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ok Imma old buzzard ,been kicking around the music business for 40 some years,but,,,, Though I'm familar with the term "preamp" I have no i…

Started by Roger Martin

5 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Zeb

Tenor Tuning

Hey everyone, I got my latest edition of "Acoustic Guitar" or whatever its called and the cover was Neko Case sporting an old Tenor guitar.…

Started by Ben

7 Apr 29, 2009
Reply by Doug Thorsvik

How many sound holes?

I am under the impression that the more sounds holes you have, the more treble the CBG sounds, is that correct? I am finishing up my secon…

Started by Dan Sleep

2 Apr 28, 2009
Reply by Dan Sleep

Newbie starts with a canjo

While researching canjo building techniques (daughter's science project), I came across the cigar box guitar. I remembered seeing Microwave…

Started by Mberglo

5 Apr 28, 2009
Reply by Zeb

Problems with my first project

While shaping my first neck, I trimmed some material from the back side of the headpiece to make it less boxy looking. After I drilled the…

Started by Dan Sleep

14 Apr 28, 2009
Reply by Zeb

Any tips on witch particular piezo's to get?

I'm sure some have better sound & range than others. I'm a bit confused which one to get. Any advise? Thanks

Started by Braxton Nagle

1 Apr 27, 2009
Reply by Doc Oakroot

Urethane over label??

I am making a CBG with this Rocky Patel box. I was thinking of giving it a light rubbing with some 0000 steel wool, then giving it a coat o…

Started by Dan Sleep

7 Apr 26, 2009
Reply by Allen Pape

Why cigar boxes?

Just thought I'd rant a bit. http://smokehouseguitars.com/blognewsroll/?p=276

Started by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars)

4 Apr 26, 2009
Reply by Paul Doug

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