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Unidentical twins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Ridgeway Nov 3, 2019. 7 Replies

A pair of 4 string CBGS (champane box guitars)2 great boxesSpanish cedar necks with voluteBrass brigade and nutOil finishThanx for lookin!Continue

Wiring question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Oct 11, 2017. 5 Replies

I bought the prewired mini bucker and i have a white wire that goes to nowhere?

 

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Ben Ridgeway replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
Mar 29, 2020
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Ben Ridgeway commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You're right , bolt-on neck Both of those are champagne boxes They are built with a 5ply wood top so I deemed bracing as overkill I make the footprint of the bridge as wide as possible to move the tension more towards the side I go as far as…"
Feb 24, 2020
Ben Ridgeway commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You're right , bolt-on neck Both of those are champagne boxes They are built with a 5ply wood top so I deemed bracing as overkill I make the footprint of the bridge as wide as possible to move the tension more towards the side I go as far as…"
Feb 24, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
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"Special Tools " Either Bought or Homemade

Hi Y'all,Every cigar box guitar builder eventually makes their own unique setup in order to make things easier or make the guitars better.  Let's see your favorite tools and jigs, whether homemade or store bought.  We're especially looking for DIY ideas! So what's your special tools?See More
Feb 23, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Don't get me started with my tattoo machine collections"
Feb 23, 2020
Ben Ridgeway commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanx for the complement, now if I could only learn to play em better!"
Feb 23, 2020
Ben Ridgeway commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Carving the neck is one of my favorite parts of the build Therapeutic and rewarding Mahogany and Spanish cedar are my go to A few pencil lines and hand full of rasps and let the wood tell me what's gonna happen. Haha"
Feb 23, 2020
Ben Ridgeway commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Love playin open G with the 5 string Had to build a big brother for my 4 banger"
Feb 22, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Oil finish on all my builds due to allergies The more coats the harder your surface If I'm working with a porous wood and need some filler I do a 120 grit sand and put on a couple coats of oil, then do my finish sanding and re-oil It's a…"
Feb 16, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to James Pobog's discussion The more I use piezos...
"I like em for that skwank, hahaha Add a cap at the output jack and let it wail That being said, most of my builds end up magnetic/piezo and a 2 way switch"
Feb 11, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Neck Stock? Where you find?
"You're welcome sir, glad to help"
Feb 9, 2020
Ben Ridgeway replied to Paul Craig's discussion Guitar kits
"Built several Stew Mac kits, always learn something and it's just plain fun Sign up for the membership and get free shipping! Great for people like me who always forget something on their order!"
Feb 7, 2020

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On my first buid
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love the guitar but my fingers are ruined from yrars of holding a tattoo machine
3 string neck is comfortable and 1 finger playing ability is a blessing.
Plus , i like to make things?

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At 11:04am on November 26, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you Ben ! for your kind comments ! appriciated !

At 11:33am on March 4, 2018, Don Craig said…

Hey Ben, thanks for the friend request.  I like your two-stringer, I'm working on one now, just because.  I'll have it posted in a few days.  Don Craig

At 9:30am on February 27, 2018, Ben Ridgeway said…

Thank you sir 

At 2:47pm on February 26, 2018, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

Happy Birthday Ben . 

At 2:07pm on November 28, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
hey Ben long time .... glad your on board what are you building ...
 
 
 

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