David Clewell
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  • Chandler, AZ
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David Clewell replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes. I reinforce my four string necks with a 1/4 inch hollow steel rod. When I epoxy the rod in place I clamp the neck to my workbench with one or two credit cards under the twelfth fret area. I don't know how much backbow that introduces, but…"
Jun 1
David Clewell replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The biggest problem in soldering is not cleaning the terminals, wire, and iron. Use a stiff bristled brush and clean everything with alcohol, then don't touch it with your fingers. You will be surprised how well the solder flows."
May 18
David Clewell replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That's OK, I'll wait."
Jan 12
David Clewell replied to Steve Allen's discussion Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Could you post a copy of the wiring diagram, please? "
Jan 12
David Clewell liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: Cigar Box Harp by Don Peddle
Apr 24, 2018
David Clewell replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion Optimum string choice for 23" scale length build. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Look here. guitar string calculator"
Jan 20, 2018

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
While researching Mt Dulcimers
How many instruments have you built so far?
@15 three string and 3 fout string CBGs and 25 one string Canjos.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I try to make them all playable, not wall hangers. I figure that you should not point one at someone you don't want to entertain.

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