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I see so many neat cigar boxes with some real beautiful pictures on the inside of the lid. I been think'n how nice it would be to be able t…

Started by Paul Doug

5 Mar 28, 2009
Reply by Roger Martin

cases

so what are you all putting your cigar box guitars in? i'd think something like a mandolin or banjo gig bag might work, but i really want…

Started by matt carroll

5 Mar 25, 2009
Reply by Low Budget Luthier

Homemade stick and string...

The first track, "Mushroom Men," is a perfect song to show anyone wondering who Claypool is. The main instrument being his homemade stick a…

Started by Doc Oakroot

4 Mar 24, 2009
Reply by Doc Oakroot

Building a Neck

I would like to see plans on building necks. What type of tools,jigs etc and where they can be purchased.Maybe Stewart MacDonald? I play a…

Started by William H Bonney

6 Mar 22, 2009
Reply by William H Bonney

Deep Thoughts with Ben

So I'm working on my first CBG and there are a few things I'd like to flesh out on here if anyone would like to help. The first thing is th…

Started by Ben

9 Mar 20, 2009
Reply by Roosterman

Tools that are no good require more skill

Nothing to do with CBGs, but worth a listen for inspiration: The Junkman.

Started by Doc Oakroot

0 Mar 20, 2009

Another newbie needing input.

I'm also working on my first CBG. I haven't got a clue what I will do with it when done, because I have no music ability, but, this is a fu…

Started by Paul Doug

9 Mar 17, 2009
Reply by Roosterman

Wood on an Indian Tabac Cigar Co Super Fuerte Box

I am working on my first CB uke. I accidentally damaged the paper on the lower part of box, so I removed it and found some nice looking woo…

Started by Franklin

4 Mar 17, 2009
Reply by Franklin

What strings for the first CBG

Ok, I'm to the point I have to purchase some strings. My bridge to nut is 25 1/4". I put frets on using fret wire (medium), and am installi…

Started by Paul Doug

6 Mar 13, 2009
Reply by Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz

Frets´ position...

Hi everyone, I am a newbie at making this kind of guitar but thought that this link could be useful for others that are starting out:

Started by skooal

3 Mar 11, 2009
Reply by Arnar

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