Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.

Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!

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Bonehead rookie mistake

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Comment by Nile on December 15, 2008 at 10:25am
Hello all, I'm Nile. can anyone tell me where i can find info on how to wire volume and tone nobs on a peizo?
Comment by Charlie on December 14, 2008 at 4:55pm
Hey guys. So I've made some instruments before including a tenor banjo and diddley bows from cans and cigar boxes, and right now i'm working on a 3 string CBG (roughly following the instructions on cigarboxguitars.com). What should the length from the nut to the bridge be?
Thanks
Comment by Cajun Pilot/Darren Wayne West on December 13, 2008 at 10:08pm
Has anyone tried using carbon fiber on thier CBG?
Comment by Dave Haas on December 13, 2008 at 11:59am
OK I'll try that way, thanks Ken
Shopdave52
Comment by Ken on December 13, 2008 at 11:05am
Link

Sorry, my link didn't show...........
Comment by Ken on December 13, 2008 at 11:04am
Dave, here is a good starter plan:

You might want to change the neck to oak, and laminate on a fretboard of
1/4 inch or so for extra strength. Hope that helps.

Ken
Comment by Dave Haas on December 13, 2008 at 10:59am
I know you all hve covered this some where .What to build one have box an a piece of populer. But need a site that will show me from the very start.In detail if you can.Really Great site shane.
Thanks ShopDave52
Comment by Jack Murphy on December 13, 2008 at 10:03am
Building CBGs, who'd ever thunk that was somethin' a person might want to do? Or, as far as this bunch is concerned, is there anything else a person would want to do?
Glad to see everyone and looking forward to some great stuff.
Comment by steve (Roots) on December 12, 2008 at 9:38pm
I'm interested in knowing what is the best way to figure out neck angle from bridge to nut.
Comment by Ted Crocker on December 11, 2008 at 11:28pm

 

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