AGP #344 - “Robinox”
4 String Double Octave Low String Fretless Guitar
Scale : 648mm / 25½inches
Strings : .009PS / .044NW / .030NW / .020NW /
Tuning: g / G / D / G /
A Shane Speal Double Octave Low String inspired idea, that has been on the to-do list for a number of years, certainly a bit different!, not sure if I like the.009 g string yet!, but I’m sure it would suit a particular style of playing and type of tune, something I’ve yet to discover!
Grey Ironbark Soundboard & Neck, White Oak Vine Fretboard, Stainless Steel Bowl Back, and a pretty poor attempt at a Sunburst finish using stains :-( , a 5.8k Alnico Single Coil Pickup is hardwired to the Jack :-)

Views: 77

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by AGP # on January 17, 2019 at 3:44pm

"Thanks Don", like yourself, I too make up my own sets from my healthy supply of individual strings, using the MPUSTC String Tension Calculator, the first high g string on this build was .010, but broke when tuning, replaced with the .009, which has presented no breakage problems as yet :-)

Comment by AGP # on January 17, 2019 at 3:39pm

"Thanks Pick", the Jury is still out on Octave Sound at the moment, Shane Speal has Vid of the one he built, to give some idea as to how it sounds I'll add the Link! :-)

The Picasso - Art/Experimental Cigar Box Guitar www.SpealGuitars.com

Comment by Don Craig on January 17, 2019 at 8:02am

Looks good, would like to see more pictures.  I've found that .009 string often breaks, I make up my own sets from the local music store.

Comment by the anonymous pick on January 16, 2019 at 7:52pm

that looks  like it sounds great   ;-)

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

Forum

Just off the bench, latest build.

Started by Taffy Evans in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

PDF DOWNLOAD: How to Build a Hurdy Gurdy

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Philip Taylor on Thursday. 8 Replies

Pitch Pine

Started by Laurence Owen in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Laurence Owen on Thursday. 4 Replies

Samantha Fish oil can guitar

Started by Kurt Reifert in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bruno Ballardini on Wednesday. 5 Replies

"Another' lid question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Pickup placing

Started by micky rooney in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by micky rooney on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Blog Posts

Mama Pearson's Soaporium

Posted by Rick Tish on September 14, 2019 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Fresh Diddley Bow- "Why Not?"

Posted by Glenn Kaiser on September 13, 2019 at 10:23pm 1 Comment

Good weekend selling

Posted by Rick Tish on September 11, 2019 at 10:13pm 0 Comments

Cigar Box Guitar Music - Old time Blues

Posted by John on September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

The Accidental Canjo

Posted by Poorness Studios on September 8, 2019 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Poorness Studios posted photos
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Third Hand Harmonica - Demo for that harp playing dude known as Buggy

"Thanks, Dave and Andries.  Good info, Dave.  Yup on the jolly Andries - the tune more so…"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Ups & Downs

"Thanks Andries. I love sawin away with that little wonder. "
1 hour ago
Bob Johnston commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Leaving in the morning

"Love it!  Keep em comin Buggy.  The SP  film clips bring back some great…"
2 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER posted a video

Never Big on Ego A D Eker 2019

This is a audiowork whit the Voice of Barry White talking about EGO, and his start in the Music bissenis, whit me playing along on Dobro. He says some stuff ...
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Uncle John's video
3 hours ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Bill Sheehy's discussion stringing up, my first build problem
"EADGBE is std guitar tuning , i stuffed up..... thats what you get for posting late at night and…"
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Ups & Downs

"All Basis covered ! thats cello grooves the House !!"
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Necessary Steps

"nice one Dave mellow & Sweet !"
3 hours ago
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Just off the bench, latest build.
"Flawless!"
4 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Ups & Downs

"It’s a Red Dog Patti Whack, give your Dog a Tone. :D)"
5 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   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 -->