James Matthews
  • Male
  • Alvarado, TX
  • United States
Share

Music

Loading…

James Matthews's Groups

 

James Matthews's Page

Latest Activity

Keith Rearick liked James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
May 22
Taffy Evans commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"Hi James, here's a look at old neck heaven, I've got enough there to keep me in six stringers for a while. With some, in the past ,I have removed the frets and sawn down each side of the truss rod to make  3-4 string necks. Your photo…"
May 22
the anonymous pick commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"meh .. just string a piece of jute through the top 2 holes  and use it as  the hanger. ;-)"
May 21
James Matthews liked Uncle John's video
May 21
BrianQ. commented on James Matthews's blog post Cheesecake Banjolele
"Good start  :)"
May 21
James Matthews posted a blog post

Cheesecake Banjolele

I finally got around to cutting up that cheap student guitar and sticking it onto that black cheesecake pan I've been planning to use for the past year.  I need to go back and find a thicker piece of wood to mount inside the pan, though.I also need to cut off the top two tuner holes and redo the nut for 4 strings.  If this works out well, I may try keeping an eye out for…See More
May 21
James Matthews commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Piezo Demo

"I don't know if the ones I got have an adhesive side on them.  I just hot-glued the thing into the guitar I tested it on and it sounded good.  Guess I should check the others, sometime. =)"
May 8
James Matthews commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Slim Pickins the Banjo

"I've got an old tambourine that never gets used for anything.  Pretty tempted to try this. =)"
Apr 16
James Matthews commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

Rainy Day CBG

"Not sure why, but I suddenly got flashbacks of my times out at the Renaissance festival while listening to this. =)"
Mar 2
James Matthews commented on James Matthews's photo
Thumbnail

009-11

"I really need to pick up a step drill bit for this. Just to lazy to put it on the shoppin' list. =)"
Mar 2
James Matthews posted a photo

proj-010-05

I got a piezo pickup added to my first electric fence charger guitar. I'm a little disappointed that I was unable to use the red Hot connector knob and had to remove most of the outer post on the box to get the pickup's pot to reach through. I am…
Mar 2
James Matthews liked Road Rash Roy's video
Jan 25
James Matthews liked Bill Turner (Wunkyman)'s photo
Jan 20
James Matthews liked Bill Turner (Wunkyman)'s photo
Jan 20
James Matthews liked Bill Turner (Wunkyman)'s photo
Jan 20
James Matthews commented on Bill Turner (Wunkyman)'s photo
Thumbnail

The Unfortunate Trio_Voo Doo

"Really lovin' the layout and design of these things. =)"
Jan 20

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal's YouTube videos
How many instruments have you built so far?
6
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
They're a hell of a lot of Fun to play :)

James Matthews's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

James Matthews's Blog

Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

I finally got around to cutting up that cheap student guitar and sticking it onto that black cheesecake pan I've been planning to use for the past year.  I need to go back and find a thicker piece of wood to mount inside the pan, though.

I also need to cut off the top two tuner holes and redo the nut for 4 strings.  If this works out well, I may try…

Continue

"I sure love making frets!"... said no luthier ever

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:07pm 5 Comments

Man, how do you guys do this time and time again?!  It's sucking all of the joy out of the hobby for me. :)

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

We build guitars

Started by Wal Callaby in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Blind Doughboy 36 minutes ago. 19 Replies

Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 10 hours ago. 17 Replies

Fretless cbg

Started by Caleb D Bennett in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 3 Replies

One Finger Lesson: Take Me Home Country Roads - VIDEO & TAB

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Chuck otto yesterday. 2 Replies

Box fiddle #1

Started by Gervase Gallant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant on Monday. 6 Replies

Nut and #1 fret spacing.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Monday. 2 Replies

Zero fret/nut idea

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Sunday. 8 Replies

Rescued ss can.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Saturday. 15 Replies

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mike Parker Jun 20. 24 Replies

Blog Posts

A Tale of Two Ukes

Posted by Poorness Studios on June 25, 2019 at 10:00am 1 Comment

Adventures in headstock-making

Posted by Sean Murphy on June 15, 2019 at 4:41pm 2 Comments

site bugs

Posted by the anonymous pick on June 13, 2019 at 8:05pm 6 Comments

Cheesecake Banjolele

Posted by James Matthews on May 21, 2019 at 7:14pm 3 Comments

Latest Activity

Blind Doughboy replied to Wal Callaby's discussion We build guitars
"Agree 100% There is a lot of hype that comes from guitar companies . . . just like there's a…"
36 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Fiddle Thing

"Thanks Richard. Ya, I have to reboot almost every time I use the FM app. It freezes when I try to…"
1 hour ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner posted a discussion

WELCOME To the 30 sum new members from yesterday

My inbox sounded like a fire alarm from all the new members(30) UK, CANADA, CHECK REPUBLIC, MEXICO,…See More
2 hours ago
Murray Macleod left a comment for Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner
"Cheers ... glad to be here !"
3 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Josh Dimmick
"Welcome to the hood! You will have a wealth of resources for any stage in your journey. Plans,…"
3 hours ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner left a comment for Murray Macleod
"Welcome to the asylum!"
3 hours ago
Eero Tapani Lehtinen liked Dave Lynas's photo
4 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Walking the Dog VooDoo & Futura Guitar BCB Guitars

"Oke Danny ! All day long ! wauw that plenty of like there ! appriciated "D"thanks &…"
5 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Walking the Dog VooDoo & Futura Guitar BCB Guitars

"better check whit your dentist then ,cause hurting theeth aint no pleasure! yep i know it does not…"
5 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Walking the Dog VooDoo & Futura Guitar BCB Guitars

"Hi a Bob  ! Glad  you liked it ! appriciate your kind comments ! Greeeeettszzz A.D."
5 hours ago
John Welsh added a discussion to the group Introduce Yourself!
Thumbnail

Hello from Adelaide, South Australia...

Hi folks...I'm new to Cigar Box Guitars, but already love them...I have 2.. One from Rob's in the…See More
6 hours ago
John Welsh joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
Thumbnail

Introduce Yourself!

We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to…See More
6 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->