Hey folks, (Admin) Thanks for the forum accept.

Just a quick intro from me, I'm a kiwi living in the South Island of New Zealand, been woodworking most of my life (47 years old) and have always been into music. I have an acoustic guitar and a uke hanging on my wall but always struggle to get past a few chords and string them together.

A few days ago a Justin Johnson clip popped up in my youtube feed, don't know why, but I checked it out and then fell down the rabbit hole... and here I am! :-) I have some parts ordered and plan on a fretless to start with.

Cheers

Steve

Views: 136

Replies to This Discussion

Welcome Steve. We have some other Kiwi members here and some Aussie's so your not out of place here.

G'day and welcome to the Nation Steve.  Don't worry about the rabbit hole, once you are down here there's no turning back.  CBGs are a great addiction hobby and you'll be building for the rest of your life.

Hey Steve, I'm another mainlander down in Oamaru.. Where abouts in the South are you lurking..

Hey Eric, I'm in Te Anau. Just waiting on a few parts to come in from Aus so I can start my first build. Have you made a few? Where are you sourcing boxes and bits from? Think I might just make my own boxes on any subsequent builds.

Ah you're just over in Central, not far from me.. I'm heading over your way after Xmas, one of my bucket list things to do is ride the Skippers Canyon Rd on my bike..

I'm just completing my first build, it has been a bit of a learning curve and I've made lots of little mistakes that on future builds I can correct but it still sounds pretty good as it is..

I'm making mine as cheap as possible from local sourced stuff.. I got the box off Trademe for $15 and I'm using recycled power pole cross members for the neck which I scored for free.. They look garbage but once you plane them down and sand them they come up cracker.. They're all Jarrah which if you don't know it is an Ozzie hardwood, seriously hardwood, you'll never bend it in a lifetime.. Once oiled it comes up with a gorgeous deep red lustre.. the tuners I just got from the local music shop for a couple of bucks a piece and I'm using an Allen key with slots filed in it for the nut..

I haven't cut the sound hole as yet, still waiting to find the right something to put into it but I'll have a scavenge around the local recycle center for something that'll look good.. All up as a finished thing I'm aiming for under $50..

Attachments:

Yeah... actually we're classed as Southland and also right on the edge of Fiordland. I've been over the Skippers on the way to a jetboat ride - quite an experience!

Nice looking guitar! Yes I've dealt with Jarrah before, I agree very hard stuff but as you say comes up nice. They were renewing power poles this way recently, must remember to stop next time I see them. Thanks for the tip.

I bought stuff out of Aus from MRWS instruments (box/tuners/pickup etc) and using a piece of Matai I had lying around for the neck. Next time I'm in Dunedin or Invercargill I'll hit all the second hand shops etc for gear and try and find someone selling cigars??? Do we even have cigar shops over here?

I really like the old part of Oamaru (be a great pace to set up a CBG display/workshop...). Had a big night in the Criterion a few years ago.

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

Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 7, 2019. 8 Replies

Cigar box mandolin

Started by BeanJean Dec 7, 2019. 0 Replies

How did I get here?

Started by Tyler Garrett. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hola Desde Mexico

Started by Harvey Bernstein. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New to CBG

Started by John Bartlette. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New boy

Started by Paul scofield. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

How did I end up here? ;-)

Started by Simon Benoit. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Sep 4, 2019. 9 Replies

Hey there

Started by Pim. Last reply by Metal hic Aug 20, 2019. 10 Replies

Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Started by Rick Tish. Last reply by Paul Craig Aug 14, 2019. 1 Reply

Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

Started by Myron Joe Hickel. Last reply by Uncle John Jul 25, 2019. 8 Replies

Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction

Started by Smokin' Guitars. Last reply by Blues Frog Jul 15, 2019. 2 Replies

Hello from Adelaide, South Australia...

Started by John Welsh Jun 27, 2019. 0 Replies

Hello from Austria

Started by Jonathan Buttazoni. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 12, 2019. 1 Reply

Roller bridge and Peizo pickups

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Daniel Walter May 23, 2019. 22 Replies

Barking Dog, hosts of 2019 CBG Festival

Started by Barking Dog Arts May 11, 2019. 0 Replies

Hola from Albuquerque!

Started by Kaelan Dreyer. Last reply by ILL GREEN May 10, 2019. 5 Replies

salut from france .

Started by j-v. Last reply by j-v Apr 3, 2019. 6 Replies

Glad to be part of the Nation.

Started by David Pendlebury. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 26, 2019. 4 Replies

Greetings from Down Under!

Started by mitch jones. Last reply by Tony Obermeit Jan 22, 2019. 9 Replies

Looking for Acoustic Sound

Started by Rogheff. Last reply by Rogheff Jan 21, 2019. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

Dual lap steel

Posted by Ron Lutz on January 9, 2020 at 2:42pm 1 Comment

My 3 Gitty Kits

Posted by Poorness Studios on January 8, 2020 at 9:20am 2 Comments

My CBG details

Posted by Paul scofield on January 1, 2020 at 9:22am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Dave Lynas commented on Glenn Watt's video
Thumbnail

"Harvest Home" on a Cigar Box Fiddle

"You are very inspirational Ben. Great job on this tune. Gaylan Lee does this one. She’s a…"
5 seconds ago
James Pobog posted discussions
2 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Clarky's video
7 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Clarky's video
Thumbnail

Never Say Die - Black Sabbath - Cigar Box Guitar Play Along

"That’s awesome Clarky. Nailed it down perfect. I like the patina on your fretboard. Pure…"
8 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Eero Tapani Lehtinen's video
13 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Eero Tapani Lehtinen's video
Thumbnail

Diana cigarbox guitar

"Rock out Eero ! Got your mojo workin. Great riffin."
14 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Andries D. EKER's video
18 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Barking Dogs at Night

"Sometimes sorrow makes good music. This is it my friend. Thanks."
18 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Barking Dogs at Night

"Let that dog out of his cage Andries. Looks mean and barks pure Evil! Nice slide. Good Ears, fun…"
21 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Song for Old 97

"I wish I could be in church this Sunday to hear you Uncle John. Big storm’s looming on Our…"
28 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Song for Old 97

"Ah the fat cats Nancy. Lap warmers. Very cute. I like my toys too."
33 minutes ago
Paul Craig replied to Jon's discussion Where to solder
"No problem, we're here to help."
37 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2020   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 -->