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Bow for cigar box fiddle

Hi everyone. Help please. Mostly I make diddley bows but recently I acquired a box that lends itself to a fiddle so I built a one-string ci…

Started by Phil Thomas

2 May 23, 2017
Reply by Phil Thomas

My First Cigar Box Fiddle

     Having made a couple of CBG's and an amp, I decided to try my hand at a cigar box fiddle. I chose an La Aroma de Cuba box I had purcha…

Started by Tim LaFave

7 Mar 4, 2016
Reply by Alan Hawkins

Pochette build

This is my first attempt at a Rickert type Pochette. Still can't get the neck completely straight but it seems to be ok.

Started by Jaber

2 Jan 20, 2016
Reply by Jaber

First cigar box fiddle

I'm planning out my first fiddle build. My son started playing violin and it's inspired me. I'm using purpleheart laminated with maple for…

Started by Slow Slough Guitars

0 Dec 23, 2014

First "cello" build

Hi Everyone! Greetings from St. Louis. This is my first attempt at a cello. Basically are large version of the violin plans that I have bu…

Started by Jaber

7 Apr 26, 2014
Reply by Jaber

Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

Hey Gang, So, I've got most of the parts together to start building what I am going to call the "Stumpwater" fiddle. It ain't done yet, but…

Started by Al Lyons

29 Feb 8, 2014
Reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker

Bass

am going to build an upright bass. Does anyone have plans or information that may help especially with scale length, tuning machines, use o…

Started by Redbelly

3 Sep 21, 2013
Reply by Reeds Taylor

how to add an adjustable shoulder rest?

I am struglling on how to add an adjustable shoulder rest to my cigar box fiddle.  I saw Diane in Chicago fiddle at a workshop in madison a…

Started by Paul Cooper

6 Aug 29, 2013
Reply by Paul Cooper

Tremendous online violin making site!

http://www.luthm.org/ So incredibly thorough, I can hardly wait to comb through it! 

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Jun 16, 2013

"Tips on How I Build a CB Fiddle"

For those new to cb fiddle building, permit me to share some hard-earned tips to get you started right. 1.   Getting Started:   If you want…

Started by Tim LaFave

4 May 25, 2013
Reply by Tim LaFave

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Bow for cigar box fiddle

Started by Phil Thomas. Last reply by Phil Thomas May 23, 2017. 2 Replies

My First Cigar Box Fiddle

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Alan Hawkins Mar 4, 2016. 7 Replies

Pochette build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Jan 20, 2016. 2 Replies

First cigar box fiddle

Started by Slow Slough Guitars Dec 23, 2014. 0 Replies

First "cello" build

Started by Jaber. Last reply by Jaber Apr 26, 2014. 7 Replies

Building the "Stumpwater" fiddle

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Gipson Fat Fingers Shoemaker Feb 8, 2014. 29 Replies

Bass

Started by Redbelly. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Sep 21, 2013. 3 Replies

how to add an adjustable shoulder rest?

Started by Paul Cooper. Last reply by Paul Cooper Aug 29, 2013. 6 Replies

Tremendous online violin making site!

Started by Diane in Chicago Jun 16, 2013. 0 Replies

"Tips on How I Build a CB Fiddle"

Started by Tim LaFave. Last reply by Tim LaFave May 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Newbie from Asheville, NC

Started by Al Lyons. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 10, 2013. 2 Replies

Little travel fiddle

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Jan 9, 2013. 9 Replies

3/4 Ohio fiddle

Started by the cigarbox table guy. Last reply by Yellowbelly Flatt Dec 30, 2012. 5 Replies

some violin pics

Started by Elmar Zeilhofer. Last reply by CrocBite May 22, 2012. 4 Replies

CB Fiddle #2 and furthermore

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Elmar Zeilhofer May 21, 2012. 18 Replies

My first attemp at a cigar box fiddle. :-)

Started by Rick Hunt. Last reply by Rick Hunt Mar 19, 2012. 23 Replies

How to take a fiddle apart?

Started by Dave Onastik. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Build Update

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Order99 Mar 4, 2012. 5 Replies

First time build and I have a few questions

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Tristan Chambers Feb 22, 2012. 2 Replies

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T-Gripped replied to Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Scale length for 17" box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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BrianQ. replied to Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Scale length for 17" box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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