Hey there! Sorry it took me almost 2 years to accept your friend request! I haven't been on the site forever...and I have been neglecting my cigar boxes :( no more, though! I'm diving back in head first. Can't wait to finish some projects. Loving your work, by the way! SO beautiful! Will definitely be hitting you up for some advice soon enough.
I was trying to get something in the 100 to 150 range, but I guess I am trying to get something a little more advanced than the 3 I have, and I didn't realize how much the CBGs can go for. I know they are worth it, there are some amazing builders here. More is just not in my budget right now. I only know I have to wait for just the right guitar, or have someone build it for me. I am trying to get a box that I used to have a CBG made from, but the builder sold it at a show I was doing. If I get it, I might try to find a builder that can use it for me. I do have a friend who builds custom guitars and dob ros, but not CBGs lol.
Thanks so much for the compliment on Dead Flowers. We had fun doing that. I am looking over your guitars, and you do some beautiful work. Do you sell them and if so, do you have a link? Also, can I ask what you use at the end of the neck for the ball end of the strings? I have 3 cigar box guitars that my friend built for me. But we used earing backs for top where the strings come through the neck, and nothing on the bottom. I find that the ball end of the strings are working there way into the wood, and I don't think it will be easy to change the strings.