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Roller bridge and Peizo pickups

Started by Tim Pannabecker. Last reply by Daniel Walter Jan 28. 21 Replies

I was thinking of using individual roller bridges for my 3-string that is setup with peizo and I don’t have room for a rail.  Will the individual roller bridge create enough vibration for the peizo…Continue

Glad to be part of the Nation.

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

Hello from Huntington Beach, California. My name is David Pendlebury and i have been making guitars for about 4 to 5 years now (Les Paul and Fenders stile). I don't play very well, but i enjoy the…Continue

Hola from Albuquerque!

Started by Kaelan Dreyer. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 26. 3 Replies

Hello! I'm 17 years old and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I'm glad to join this site!I joined here a few months ago, but since I had to get ready for a move to New Mexico, so I didn't really…Continue

Greetings from Down Under!

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

G'day all, Mitch here, from sunny (i.e HOT) regional South Ausralia. I've been looking around CBN for a while now so I thought I should join. I'd never heard of cbgs until I googled "how to make a…Continue

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Comment by Kevin McMichael on September 28, 2018 at 10:48pm
Yessir Mr pick, thanks! That's my other passion, choppin' Sportsters
Comment by the anonymous pick on September 28, 2018 at 7:56pm

Welcome .. gonna have to go back and  look at the guitar  , I was  too bust checkin out that sexy ass girder barr hoppin chop you got there   Kev ;-)

Comment by Kevin McMichael on September 28, 2018 at 7:46pm
Cool, that's some beautiful country out that way!
Comment by Alex McDonald on September 28, 2018 at 6:57pm

I set up a site on Minds. Its a site which will likely dwarf facebook before long. Sorta similar though. Anyway here it is: https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/884481267287838720

Comment by Alex McDonald on September 28, 2018 at 6:56pm

Yea, no kiddin!   I'm in Rogersville.   About 45 min away.

Comment by Kevin McMichael on September 28, 2018 at 6:44pm
Hey Alex, nice to find someone fairly local here. I'm in Sevierville
Comment by Alex McDonald on September 28, 2018 at 6:12pm

 For anyone on Minds (an alternative to Facebook) I started a group, for Cigar Box Guitar players.

You do have to join "Minds" to be a part of it. Not a big deal though. (No $)

https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/884481267287838720

Comment by Alex McDonald on September 28, 2018 at 6:10pm

I am from Tennessee, in the Smokey Mountains. I Started playing guitar at 7, mostly blues. Through the years, I played mostly early punk and some blues. During the war, I became injured and stopped playing for several years, I'm playing again, with some difficulty.  I am now primarily playing old school Punk on my guitar, and my variety of blues and rock on my CBG and Ukulele. I made my CBG with a Gitty kit, and love it. I am glad I did the humbucker. I will be building more kits!

Comment by Kevin McMichael on September 28, 2018 at 10:02am

Hello from the Smoky Mountains of East TN, I'm new to CBN and very happy to be included here.
My introductory build will be No.1 for me and I think I'll call it Romeo for obvious reasons.

I've had this box for a couple of years now and got it at a local smoke shop with the intent to build a guitar. The neck is a piece of poplar that was dunnage in a stack of lumber I got on a job. Watching build vids, I've been agonizing over getting a spoke shave, micro file and/or a shinto rasp, but remembered I had this old draw knife in a drawer, so I decided to give it a try and it ended up working pretty good. Good enough to use until I acquire some more finely edged tools anyway. I really like to put old tools int service and just got this beaut of a miter saw at a barn sale last weekend (for $20 bucks I might add!)
I measured out the frets with a metric tape measure and an extremely sharp pencil. This part ate up some time since I've never done it before. The plan is to cut in frets but I'll wait until my order from CB Gitty arrives before going anything further. Along with tuning pegs, bone nuts, prewired 3 string pick-up, I also ordered the fret saw, miter box and fret wire. Since I only guesstimated where the hundredths of a .mm were (Hey, I Did use my extra strength cheaters at least, hahaha) I went ahead and put the fret template sheet in my cart. I figure that will save me some time on my next build
So, I have about 5 hours in this so far and the basic box is together. I'm really happy with the fit, I haven't used any fasteners yet and it stays together even if I give it a good shake. I can open and close the lid which the neck will be attached to eventually and that all stays together too. As for the look, I wasn't too keen on the the box being upside down at first and thought I'd just paint or sticker it all up. And I did that due to the waterfall front edge of the lid, I figured that would feel better on the arm when playing which it does. But now that it's all together, I like it just fine.

Comment by John Pilling on September 28, 2018 at 7:17am

Good afternoon from the UK!!

Blind John here, just thought I would reintroduce myself after a hiatus building and selling and playing and marketing and having nerve breakdowns and shit!

BULDER OF OVER 50 GUITARS...!

Player of all of them :-) 

New website just gone live! Blind Johns Guitars

Lots of videos, photos, links to shop and other good stuff!

Comments and feedback most welcome!

Blind John

 

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Roller bridge and Peizo pickups

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Glad to be part of the Nation.

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Hola from Albuquerque!

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