Hello, I'm making my first cigar box guitar, actually a wine box guitar 

a few pictures :

As you can see the end of my neck is beveled, but not in the common way

Can I do the holes for the strings following this bevel ? I've never seen that on a cigar box

thank you ;)

And sorry for my english I'm french

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I use 3 strings spaced 12-13mm apart on a fingerboard that's 40-42mm wide (the exact distances are more down to chance than science) . Both the fingerboard and strings are parallel - i.e. no taper from the bridge to the nut.

It's really a matter of personal preference. Some people like narrower fingerboards and string spacing while some prefer wider. Just go with what looks and feels right for you. 

I put 3 strings with around 14mm spaces, I think it's good to play

Ok, I will put the strings this week end but the wood I used for the neck is really easy to shape so I think it's not strong enough

Will the pine fingerboard save my neck or I have to put a sort of truss rod

I hope not because I don't have the tools to make the truss rod bed

The neck is made of "ayou", don't no if there a translation

thanks for your answers ;)


Here's a data sheet on ayous:


Thank you, so comparing to pinewood or maple, ayou is very tender..

My cigar box is almost finish, pictures soon


your English is very good, in fact I would have thought it was your fist language.   What are your plans for the other end of the neck or headstock?  

I increase my break angle with a tension bar (made up that one).  I use this at the top or bottom of my guitars.

btw I’m just laying out a wine box build.  I hope you can appreciate that it is likely a California wine box.  Just kidding


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