For the past month I've been working on my fourth and fifth guitars. I've been making them for my daughters. They are young but enthusiastic about it and they both wanted to paint theirs, in their own style. My arrangement was this: I get to design and make the guitar and you can't paint it however you like. For both of them, I used Oliva boxes, sanded them down, prepped and primed each box and the girls just started painting them tonight. It's kinda exciting to be creatively collaborating and I believe the results will be incredibly rewarding. We still have a few more chores to be done on these beauties but I will post the completed instruments. 

Views: 77

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

That's awesome Christopher!

Here's a little tip for you. Get them each a clip on tuner and teach them how to tune as their very first lesson. If you don't you are going to spend a lot of time tuning guitars or listening to f̶i̶n̶g̶e̶r̶n̶a̶i̶l̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶l̶k̶b̶o̶a̶r̶d̶ somewhat discordant music.  : )

You're a great Dad, take lots of pics.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Frets and fretboard

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan 14 hours ago. 9 Replies

Perma grit sandpaper

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner yesterday. 4 Replies

Fret Sides Dressing

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Friday. 8 Replies

Slide off decals

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Friday. 10 Replies

30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 20 Replies

Break angle for bridge

Started by Fantacone Box Works in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 28 Replies

Navigating this forum

Started by Fantacone Box Works in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Fantacone Box Works Jul 14. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

Getting ready for next build

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 17, 2019 at 12:54pm 2 Comments

What wood is this?

Posted by Sean Murphy on July 16, 2019 at 10:48am 7 Comments

apology

Posted by Danny Gordon on July 13, 2019 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Latest Activity

Taffy Evans replied to Mark Bowen's discussion The Doctor method for applying a neat, even layer of glue to small parts
"Hi, this maybe an idea to glue parts like a bridge, as that just one opporation and clamp it up an…"
16 minutes ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Summertime......Floating Away

"Goodbye Summer heat and humidity, couldn’t agree more Nancy! Relaxed cat.tan photo is the…"
18 minutes ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner commented on Sean Murphy's blog post Getting ready for next build
"Nice,  don't forget to post a vid of what it sounds like. "The proof is in the…"
2 hours ago
Beetlejuice! posted photos
2 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Evan Keeling's photo
4 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Poorness Studios's photo
4 hours ago
Lonman commented on Rich's photo
Thumbnail

RTL TinBG Collection1

"like 'em all, especially the boom box.  "
5 hours ago
Lonman commented on Rich's photo
Thumbnail

RTL Tinbox Batman Head stock rear view

"Holey Headstock! Nice job.  I did not think of that on the batman tool tin 3 string I made…"
5 hours ago
Lonman replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"thanks for the tips Kigar. Looking forward to giving it a try"
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Waltz of the Scarecrows

"Some leaves falling and yellow. High Summer. Lightning bugs and flocking robins Nancy. I love it…"
5 hours ago
Clint Spotts posted a photo
8 hours ago
Clint Spotts commented on Beetlejuice!'s photo
Thumbnail

- One String Sam -

"This is bad-ass! Captain Beefheart said One String Sam’s “I Need a $100” is like…"
8 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->