Chuck Groves
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Chuck Groves commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That five string would be fantastic for playing Rolling Stones songs! Keith Richards often takes the low e string off his guitar tuned to Open G, making it effectively a five string.  I’m thinking of doing the same thing as you for that…"
Feb 22, 2020
Chuck Groves commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"In addition, they hold a charge even when unplugged.  Touching the wrong wires could be fatal.  Having said that, changing tubes is pretty straight forward and safe as the are away from the internal wires and the tubes are made of glass,…"
Feb 22, 2020
Chuck Groves replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Pretty sweet!"
Nov 18, 2019
Chuck Groves replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Using a bandsaw, I start with three quarter inch stock and resale it on my bandsaw by standing it on its side.  I bookend the tops and back and cut it to either one fourth or one eighth of an inch thick.  The sides are one fourth inch…"
Nov 7, 2019
Chuck Groves replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Box joints are traditional and are easier make.  Although I read/saw several tests that revealed the box joint was stronger, the dovetail joint was not bad, so should be fine for cigar boxes.  It concerned about this, you can brace the…"
Nov 6, 2019
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"Pretty fancy. You did a professional job on this! Looks great! I too am looking to build a baritone box guitar. What scale length did you use? Where did you get your bridge and what is the string pacing? What strings did you use? Any information you…"
Jun 8, 2019
Chuck Groves replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I just get low profile two way truss rods from Stewmac for $10.90 apiece.  They are relatively easy to rout in and are adjustable, as opposed to putting a stiff rod in and hoping it works out"
Jun 1, 2019

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
9/10
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
They sound mystical and awesome. I also love building them.

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At 12:59pm on September 29, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

For the access I stick on a ply reinforcement inside,cut the hole, then add a metal plate to the outside

At 12:54pm on September 29, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Chuck,Tried to leave this on CBG101 but it wont let me.Easiest way to cut a hole use a hole saw then fix the trim with hot glue

 
 
 

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