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build, scrounge, or buy larger boxes

I want to make, buy, or scrounge a box around 8"x11"x4 to make a fiddle-gurdy. Is it possible to get the wood that cigar boxes are made fro…

Started by Michael Carnright

31 Jun 9, 2009
Reply by Roger Martin

All Points Bulletin - Hobo CBG

We once had something kind of cool going with the TransAmerican Hobo CBG project, originated by Nick Pellechia. You can read about it here…

Started by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)

12 Jun 9, 2009
Reply by toasterburn

to glue or to screw the neck to the top?

Hi folks, ran into some mumbojumbo with my first build. I added a picture to help me explain the situation.

Started by Henri

2 Jun 9, 2009
Reply by Henri

Extravaganza 09 Huntsville

Wow! I just have to say, I was blown away at the comraddery among fellow cigar box enthusiests that I witnessed yesterday in Huntsville. It…

Started by Jack Dudley

8 Jun 8, 2009
Reply by Little Johnny Kantreed

Tonepedia giving away Tube Screamer pedal - could be fun, lol

Tonepedia is a site where folks post pics and sound samples of their favorite guitars - mostly production stuff. They need some CBGs, lol.…

Started by Doc Oakroot

0 Jun 8, 2009

Built in tuners for the tone deaf

Not sure how many people this will apply to, but Im tone deaf. Its a bit of a problem when ya play guitar, especially when trying to tune t…

Started by Roosterman

5 Jun 8, 2009
Reply by Roosterman


Is ther a certain angle the head should be to the neck? I'm doing 15' and it looks about right to me, but me doesn't know a whole lot about…

Started by Paul Doug

2 Jun 8, 2009
Reply by Old Lowe


So, I am working on my first build and I have NO idea how big to make the holes for the tuning pegs. I bought the machine heads from a frie…

Started by Anderson

8 Jun 7, 2009
Reply by Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz

Three string scale

I found a www. site once that allowed you to put in instrument tunings and number of strings and it gave you scale patterns. Can't locate i…

Started by Sherb

5 Jun 7, 2009
Reply by Doc Oakroot

fretless neck and markings questions

Ive just finished "shaping" the neck for my first cbg. Ive decide to go fretless, (I planned to have frets originaly) As I have never play…

Started by Brian

12 Jun 6, 2009
Reply by Brian


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