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New Zealand CBG Movement

Kia Ora...Somewhere for all CBG people in the land of the long white cloud to get together and talk CBG stuff......

Location: New Zealand
Members: 28
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2019

Hey guys

Just to let you know that the Boxstock event on 22nd November has been POSTPONED until 2016

I'll update you all as and when the new date is confirmed

Cheers

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Hey Guys! Is this still a thing?

Started by Terry Nov 18, 2019. 0 Replies

Hey Guys,I'm new to the whole CBG movement. I've just finished my first and have just made the box from scratch as I'm trying to stay true to the philosophy and use what I have in the garage. Is…Continue

CITES and rosewood

Started by Alan Medhurst. Last reply by Terry Barnett Aug 14, 2017. 1 Reply

I was thinking about buying some cheap ukulele fretboards, but something nagged at me in the back of my mind and I did a bit of research. It seems that new regulations apply from the beginning of…Continue

Locating CBG cigar boxes in NZ

Started by Greg rich. Last reply by Kirsten Macfarlane Aug 14, 2016. 4 Replies

Hi,I'm new to the NZ group and in the process of making a CBG.  Does anyone know of a local source for suitable cigar boxes?They are few and far between and costly on Trademe, and it costs an arm and…Continue

Boxstock NZ - 22nd November 2015

Started by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill. Last reply by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill May 24, 2015. 2 Replies

Well here it is folks, its all on for Boxstock NZ in Auckland on 22nd November 2015.This…Continue

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Comment by Tim Brown on October 16, 2013 at 8:26pm

Kia Ora people: Just caught onto this and about to start planning a build All seems sort of straight forward but "The Neck" bit and fretting. Any ideas and advice really appreciated.

Comment by Thomas (Doc) on September 3, 2013 at 7:24am

Anyone heading Tauranga way, stop in for a cuppa

Comment by Thomas (Doc) on August 11, 2013 at 5:16am

Hi Kirsten,

I have been using laminated necks to get the strength. Unfortunatly NZ hard woods 1/4 sawn are a little harder to find. If you can find some old native from a 100 year old house it should be pretty good.    I am making another at the moment, this time I will try some different tunings and maybe a mag pickup.  I take a long time doing them, mostly by hand and going for the feel. It's a fun hobby

Comment by Kirsten Macfarlane on August 11, 2013 at 5:02am

Kalmario, I used pine it was fine. Lol. But no for my first one I just had some pine from Bunnings, its held straight and true no worries, just dont use high tension strings. I have however moved on to rimu :D

Anyway whats anyone doing? I'm currently about to start my first commissioned piece :D (nothing fancy tho, ive only made a total of 3!!)

Comment by jeff burgoyne on May 26, 2013 at 6:45pm

a 3 stringed cigar box guitar

Comment by Kalmario on May 26, 2013 at 6:14pm

neck wood, find the hardest you can find, recycled natives look nice, avoid pine if you can , if you can't make sure the grain is going the right way i.e. |||||||||||| instead of: _or \

what are you planning on making?

Comment by Kalmario on May 26, 2013 at 6:01pm

cigar boxes:

A) try trade me, beware though its expensive.

B) Havana house : on customs st west off queen st.  expensive too, but at least you can see what they have.

C) CB gitty will send them from the states, nice boxes, bigger sized and no annoying do not smoke adds to peel off. you can order other parts while you are at it (fret wire tuners etc)

 

Comment by jeff burgoyne on May 26, 2013 at 5:05pm

another question is there anyone  in this group that makes and sells cigar box guitars

Comment by jeff burgoyne on May 26, 2013 at 4:48pm

where do i get a cigar box from as i aint seen those for years and what sort of wood to use for neck? and what size fret wire and where to get it or can you use jumbo paper clips

Comment by Kalmario on May 26, 2013 at 4:38pm

what exactly would you like to know?  best idea is to start finding parts.

 

 

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CITES and rosewood

Started by Alan Medhurst. Last reply by Terry Barnett Aug 14, 2017. 1 Reply

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Started by Greg rich. Last reply by Kirsten Macfarlane Aug 14, 2016. 4 Replies

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Started by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill. Last reply by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill May 24, 2015. 2 Replies

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Started by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill Apr 27, 2015. 0 Replies

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Started by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill. Last reply by Tim Brown Aug 19, 2014. 12 Replies

CBG Down Under

Started by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill. Last reply by jeff burgoyne Jun 10, 2013. 13 Replies

Good place to find Cigar boxes in Hamilton?

Started by luke willison. Last reply by Kalmario Dec 9, 2012. 1 Reply

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