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String Through Body Design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 17, 2015. 23 Replies

Hello, I am wanting do a string through body CBG. anybody care to share there secrets/pointers on this design?please and thank you...Continue

 

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Howdy Folks!

How I got Started:
One day I got a package in the mail from my dad.
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...and the rest was history! When I opened up the package, there was this Pardron cigar box with a 1x2 stick coming out of it with 3 guitar strings streched over 2 bolts and 3 gibson tuning keys fixed to the top end. Well as soon as I figured out what it was, I couldn't put it down! I played and played on it ( I didn't know much slide at the time but the action was so high I figured that's about all I could do with it. ) Long story short, I got to looking at it and thought to myself: "Man, I bet I can build one these suckers" or at least it was worth a try! 

...andl the rest was history! 
( at least in my little world ;-) )

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Eric Denton replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Yeah this year's really outdid itself and quality and talent! Really enjoyed it and still enjoying it! "
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Eric Denton replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Is there a public download page to share or just the Dropbox download that I received? Thabks"
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Eric Denton replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Hey Steve - just emailed the mp3 for me and Janis' song - thanks again! Please let me know you got it and if there is any problem -thanks!"
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Eric Denton replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Hey Steve me and Janice Wilson Hughes are working on a collaboration song called "Ready or Not Christmas Time Is Here" Thanks again - can't wait to get it recorded! I will keep you posted! "
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Eric Denton replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Awesome! Can't wait to get started! Thanks Steve"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
About 100 slide boxes and 6 guitars... but more on the bench as we speak.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
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At 9:36am on November 25, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Yes Eric I did make the tail pieces from stainless sheet.On some of my older builds I have been known to cannibalise the wife's kitchen utensils

At 11:05am on November 22, 2015, Peter Otto said…

Thanks for the invitation, Eric!

At 11:24am on November 21, 2015, BUGGY (C) said…

Nice builds,I like the old box and guitar back one..I did a guitar with a front from an old dexian shelf that sounded kinda cool.

At 11:23am on November 21, 2015, jeffrey ross said…

Welcome Eric to my short, but growing, list of friends on the Nation. I tell  all my friends, I love to trade.....boxes, parts, ideas and stories. If you ever find yourself looking for a specific box, give me a shout and if I have it, its yours. I even sent a guitar to Jim Morris for a few months so he could test it for me ( he did a video).

Again, welcome. 

At 10:00am on November 19, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

I bought some brass strip from a model shop.Cut to length,drill two holes for fixing screws and three for the strings,radius the ends and polish

At 9:16am on November 19, 2015, Diglydog said…

Thanks for the friend add, Eric :-)

At 7:25am on November 18, 2015, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments Eric.

Regarding your question on strings through the box,this one is from 2009,it has a brass plate front and back to stop the strings tearing the timber

At 8:57pm on November 17, 2015, gary herget said…

Something else we did this year was to invite other artist, painters, sculpters and such to display their work at our fest to give another dimension to the fest. After all we're all artist of some kind or another.

At 8:53pm on November 17, 2015, gary herget said…

It's a whole lot of fun. If you do run with it , would be happy to answer any questions to help you get things going.

At 4:40pm on November 17, 2015, gary herget said…

Having a resturant for a host and using their property took care of those sort of things for us since the resturant already had all that in place. If you decide to do this just ask the owner how that would work, they will probably know all that already. We tell all vendors that sales tax is their responsibilty to collect and report if they feel it applies, the fest is not responsible for that. You can check out our website, www.stlouiscigarboxguitarfestival.com to see some pics and I think a video.

 
 
 

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