For my first build i used a biscuit tin but I'm not sure where to put the sound holes

Views: 193

Replies to This Discussion

Wow that's really awesome! I know you are asking about sound holes. There are so many different ways to do that. You can put them on th front, you can put them on the side so you can hear better when your playing. If it is loud enough without them you can leave them off completely. That is a pretty great build, your sound holes need to follow the "look" you are after.  If you decide where you want them I'm sure that this forum can give advice as to the best way to cut them. Hope this helps, we just need a bit more info. 

Thanks for the feedback. Based on yours and MadGomer's advice, I'm going to hold off. But yes, it needs to fit the build. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

Agree with Rose. As I look at it, if I decided to put holes in it (only after playing it for a bit) I'd probably stay small, maybe two 1" holes plugged with screened grommets in black or a pewter finish (personally not a fan of chrome), one above and one below the strings, both just inside the black area on the neck end of the tin. Very nice job on the first build, play it for a while before cutting the tin, might be great as is.

Thanks MadGomer. I'm thinking of holding off as it has a good sound, but I may change my mind later. I can open the lid a little for bigger sound if needed, but I'll wait and see. There's writing on both front and back I don't want to touch. I may put hole on sides, which are blank. Don't want to rush things though. Thanks for replying!

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

Discussion Forum

Earthing Strings

Started by mitch jones. Last reply by mitch jones on Saturday. 7 Replies

CBGitty Amp kit

Started by Art Prior. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker on Saturday. 2 Replies

Like a box of chocolates

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Michael shrader May 11. 3 Replies

Intonation problem

Started by Ramson. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner May 3. 14 Replies

Pure and simple CBG

Started by Bill McNamara. Last reply by Craig Cole Apr 30. 6 Replies

Springs in an acoustic cbg

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 30. 6 Replies

Scale length for 17" box

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson Apr 30. 29 Replies

Pickup to string distance

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Apr 9. 8 Replies

What strings should be used for 4 string cbc tuned to GDGD?

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 8. 3 Replies

Bonehead rookie mistake

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Apr 7. 24 Replies

Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner Apr 4. 9 Replies

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by John Sawyer Apr 4. 6 Replies

Fretboard radius, is it to late?

Started by Ramson. Last reply by Ramson Mar 26. 7 Replies

Help

Started by Pat Welch. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Hard- tail bridge question

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Space between Box top and Neck?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 25. 11 Replies

Tuning ptoblem

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Feb 14. 14 Replies

Wooden bridges for CBG

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Feb 13. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted by James Matthews on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

Latest build

Posted by Sean Murphy on May 8, 2019 at 9:03pm 4 Comments

Netherlands Tour

Posted by Dar Stellabotta on May 8, 2019 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Jerry Jordan commented on Fred Lanzarotti's photo
Thumbnail

46BDAB95-E769-453A-B21A-537474EAB6D7

"I bought 10 sets of those strings.,.,.,70 cents a set from china.,.,,never again.,.,,nice build.,.,."
18 minutes ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Pizza Box Guitar-2

"those frets are the bees knees.,.,"
20 minutes ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Pizza Box Guitar-3

"That is wicked cool.,.,.,.,great job.,.,.,,."
21 minutes ago
Jerry Jordan commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Pizza Box Guitar-1

"excellent.,.,cool build.,.,.,I bet there are lots of these out there that were built after the 6th…"
22 minutes ago
Tom T replied to Rob's discussion Resonator string tension
"Apologies Rob. Old eyes often misread computer screens. Vienna is a beautiful city any time of…"
23 minutes ago
Poorness Studios liked AGP #'s video
1 hour ago
Poorness Studios liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
1 hour ago
Amir Sagi replied to Amir Sagi's discussion My Version for the CBG - The CBGR
"The box is 195mm wide and 300mm long. Depth is 50mm"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on BeetleJuice!'s video
Thumbnail

Old Time Cigar Box Guitar Blues

"I needed that mellow play Beetle. Thanks my friend."
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas liked BeetleJuice!'s video
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas liked Andries D. EKER's video
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on AGP #'s video
Thumbnail

AGP #350 ''Hofcam'' Rumble 24th May 2019

"I love seeing you play AGP. I have to turn my volume way down but I get a sound nip that way…"
2 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 -->