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Acoustic Build - Holes/Short Scale Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus K Dec 5. 3 Replies

Hi all,Thanks for the welcome to the gang.  Mine I suspect is a common story - saw a CBG at a local festival, my young fella played it and he's hooked.  Hence, Christmas present time!  And yes, I'm a…Continue

 

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Gus K replied to Andrew Monahan's discussion Acoustic Build - Holes/Short Scale Questions
"FWIW when it comes to airflow, common window screen in a vent will reduce it by ~50%."
Dec 5
Taffy Evans replied to Andrew Monahan's discussion Acoustic Build - Holes/Short Scale Questions
"Hi Andrew, the size of a soundhole in a guitar does play a part in the overall sound of the instrument, and to CBG's as well. Advising what size works best is difficult especially if using real cigar boxes, as the size of the box has to be…"
Dec 4
BrianQ. replied to Andrew Monahan's discussion Acoustic Build - Holes/Short Scale Questions
"This will tell you all you need to know: https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/how-to-make-a-simple-cigar-box-guitar-metric-included/#more-3215      Those holes you talk of, I’m guessing are sound holes? They can be…"
Dec 4
Andrew Monahan posted a discussion

Acoustic Build - Holes/Short Scale Questions

Hi all,Thanks for the welcome to the gang.  Mine I suspect is a common story - saw a CBG at a local festival, my young fella played it and he's hooked.  Hence, Christmas present time!  And yes, I'm a complete novice.I'm planning my first CBG to be acoustic.  I will install a piezo pickup but the plan initially is not to get an amplifier (but we might get one later).  I'm also planning a short scale - it's for my 9 year old son.  The box is solid cedar and is 11"x5"x2".Questions:1. Is the box…See More
Dec 3
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"Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended for build plans & play info? Check out the YouTube channel of Glenn Watt for simple build videos? Join some groups located in the Posts tab, Forum is for questions/comments &…"
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The light in my son's eyes when he played one at a festival recently....plus the fact I might actually be capable of making a decent musical instrument.

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At 2:31pm on December 3, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended for build plans & play info? Check out the YouTube channel of Glenn Watt for simple build videos? Join some groups located in the Posts tab, Forum is for questions/comments & Blog posts are for sharing your build processes :) 

 
 
 

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