Four String Cigar Box Guitars

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Four String Cigar Box Guitars

Group for those who are interested to find out more and swap ideas for builds, chords and tunings for these versatile instruments!

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Neck install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Mar 19, 2017. 5 Replies

Hello all, I picked up a neck from a 6 string solid body. Any ideas or pictures of the best way to install it into a cigar box? I never used a pre made neck in any of my builds. Any help will be…Continue

Looking to add another string...

Started by Urban Bill. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Mar 19, 2017. 1 Reply

I've been playing a 3 string for three plus years now.  Looking to add that elusive and mesmerizing fourth string.  Anything to look for in a 4 string CBG.  I'm a player, not a builder. Advice good,…Continue

Is this a cigar box guitar???

Started by Wade Mar 8, 2017. 0 Replies

Could this be considered a cigar box guitar? Look carefully! ;)Continue

Mark of the Beast on my box- what would you do?

Started by Wade. Last reply by Dave S Jan 9, 2016. 6 Replies

I found this signed cigar box with the mark of beast! What would you do with it?!? Use it? Bury it at the Crossroads at midnight?…Continue

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Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on January 17, 2015 at 10:43am

here it is no.1, took weeks to build and didn't sound too great but learned sooo much!

Comment by gary sheldon on January 16, 2015 at 3:40pm

Congratulations Steve on #100.  Can we see #1?

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on January 16, 2015 at 12:14pm

number 100 :-)

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on July 8, 2014 at 2:15am

"Old Timey" 4 string Country Cousin with Flatpup 4

Comment by Primitive Acoustics on April 24, 2014 at 12:51am

Thanks Brad.  The top is now 1/4" in the center and 1/8" at the edges.  Used some light center bracing and have my fingers crossed!  The wood is beautiful, just hope it doesn't fold up on me.

Comment by brdfrd on April 23, 2014 at 11:48pm
Tom,

I just read something the other day by someone building Ukeleles, and they said they planed the tops down to 3/32"--and they were definitely bracing it. So depending on the wood, I wouldn't think you'd want to go less than 1/4".

Brad
Comment by Primitive Acoustics on March 23, 2014 at 12:34pm

Working on my first 4 string with home made box.  Using two pieces of Koa joined in the middle for the top.  Top is 7 1/2" x 12 3/4".  I'm wondering how thin I can make that top without needing braces.  Suggestions?

Comment by james taze bennett on February 23, 2014 at 10:12pm

Nice job. Great looking CBG

Comment by Cause the Blue rat on February 23, 2014 at 8:31pm
Just finished up my first build. A four string solid body. Using strings 1 - 4. Leaving the top two heaviest off. Have it tuned to an open E.
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Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on December 12, 2013 at 5:24am

Another new beauty (-:

Old Timey Parlour Deluxe 4 string Super Piezo

 

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Neck install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Mar 19, 2017. 5 Replies

Looking to add another string...

Started by Urban Bill. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Mar 19, 2017. 1 Reply

New instruction book from Justin Johnson

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Steve Moskal Jun 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Chords on 4 string open E

Started by Rob Bennett. Last reply by Uncle John Oct 15, 2014. 5 Replies

2nd 4 string

Started by Daryl. Last reply by Daryl Jun 28, 2014. 2 Replies

4 strings tuned GDAd

Started by frank tennyson. Last reply by frank tennyson Apr 30, 2014. 2 Replies

Online lesson resources?

Started by brdfrd. Last reply by brdfrd Apr 24, 2014. 4 Replies

Where to place 4-String Single Coil Pickup?

Started by Charles E Tuttle. Last reply by Charles E Tuttle Nov 29, 2013. 7 Replies

Reentrant tuning gCEA

Started by Darren Allard. Last reply by jamie bark Sep 14, 2013. 3 Replies

2nd Four String

Started by Gdawg. Last reply by James O Lunsford Sep 12, 2013. 3 Replies

GDG

Started by Brent. Last reply by eK May 8, 2013. 6 Replies

Why four strings...?

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by frank tennyson Oct 21, 2012. 8 Replies

Keni Lee Burgess Four string beginners (resonator) video

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Sep 20, 2012. 2 Replies

New 4-string Cigar Box Guitar "The Wine Box"

Started by Dreessen Rene. Last reply by Dreessen Rene Aug 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Some Observations on String Gauges

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by eK Jun 25, 2012. 1 Reply

New to foiur string

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Apr 9, 2012. 1 Reply

4 string box

Started by Rooster Reaves. Last reply by Rooster Reaves Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

Tunings and chords - post them here (-:

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Ice Bob Feb 21, 2012. 5 Replies

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