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…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 November 10, 2013 at 10:09am

Here's one i made recently...(-:

Yellow Partagas and Fender Super Champ X2

Comment by jim ryan on October 23, 2013 at 6:00pm

Thanks for your replies guys, much appreciated. Graham yes i will be at Boxstock on Saturday, going to bring my Grandson along, he is 14 and over 6ft tall already, hopefully he will enjoy it.

Comment by Marcus Darwell on October 23, 2013 at 5:34pm
Yo Jim, u r gonna LOVE 4 string......so many 2 string chords and variations on the 4 string, so much blues,,,,,,,
Enjoy dude!
Comment by Graham Alibone on October 23, 2013 at 4:51pm

Hi  Jim, welcome to the addiction! 6 strings ;-(  3-2-1 strings :-)  Are you coming to Boxstock?

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on October 23, 2013 at 3:26am

nice hooking up Jim! me too i never really got on with 6 strings...tho' still like drooling at a well turned American Strat or SG on ebay....guilty secrets aarrgh!

Doctor Rock will help you feel better, he does it for me!  ...hey, there's a song in there...now where did i put my guitar....? (-;

Comment by jim ryan on October 22, 2013 at 8:43pm

Hi Guys, thought i would come join you all  seeing as i am going to get myself a Four stringer (hopefully soon).

Little bit about myself (Boring bit).

I used to play Blues on six strings as best as i could lol, i am in my sixties now and have now had four Strokes, after the second it left me being not me if that makes sense, felt a different guy even though i knew who i was and knew all my family, yet i could not remember any chords, could not form the most basic of them, felt like all was a dream.

Eventually i started listening to music again and became interested once again in Blues, still could not get interested in my guitar, felt i had never ever played.

Anyway started reading about Open tuning, all very new to me as was anything to do with music at that time.

I watched you guys on YouTube, and found CBN, you seemed a happy Lot.

Anyway had couple guitars around which were doing nothing, so stripped them down to Three strings, and WHOOOOOSH started making music again from scratch, it came pretty easy because my head had been emptied of all i had known before, it was like learning from a baby, and i must admit the old Acoustic guitars sounded great.

Anyway found myself at CBN reading all i could on the CBG, got talking to couple of guys, one guy named David, i will not embarace him by saying his  last name lol, but this guy Built me a Three stringer, such a beautiful Guitar, kept me informed as to his progress all the way, he put soo much work into it, my Brain even now would not allow me to build one, even a basic one.

When it was finished, he would not accept any payment for it, not even the postage, it hangs on the wall, and i use it now and again, but it seems to be getting heavier each time i pick it up lol.

Anyway i am going to try a four string, but a light Guitar, reason being is this, i have a Epiphone EL-00 still cannot hold chords in the old Brain so i have tuned the six strings to open tuning and yes it sounds great, but i do not feel as comfortable with it as i do a CBG.

Sorry to bore you guys and go on so, all the best.

Jim

Comment by Loco on September 24, 2013 at 8:11am
Ya sweet build t-belly, nice touch on the handmade pickups.
Comment by Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman on September 24, 2013 at 7:52am
PERFECT for the Halloween cd! :-)
Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on September 24, 2013 at 1:49am

nice one t-belly, we going to hear it? (-:

Comment by stringybark on September 23, 2013 at 10:59pm

WOW, thats a beauty, nice work.

 

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Neck install

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Reentrant tuning gCEA

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2nd Four String

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Why four strings...?

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

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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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