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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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the early stages...

"I think so."
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Jim Kurtz replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"My first build was a 25.5” scale acoustic pencil box. Everywhere I read was Open G. I wanted lower and found Open E.  So the strings I used are E .046, B .035, E .026 Now I found Open D or Drop D tuning.   I purchased a set of Dunlop…"
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Jim Kurtz joined Braille's group
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Baritone Guitar (cbg)

If you build baritone cigar box guitars or have a likeness for them, this group is for you.
Jun 30
Jim Kurtz joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Introduce Yourself!

We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around.I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!See More
Jun 18
Jim Kurtz is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
CBGitty
How many instruments have you built so far?
One with three in process
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The art of it. The whole process of starting with random parts and building something that than has further artistic use.

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Fantacone Box Works replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"Right, i should be able to put the neck in place snap a pic and show you what im talking…"
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Fantacone Box Works replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"Ya your right, its just this guy dosnt want anything covering logo. Small floating bridge is best i…"
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Fantacone Box Works replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"Thanks, i use his back angle idea already. Works great. "
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Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Day 1: Whiskey Tin Diddley Bass
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"Condolences on your loss, Pick. It never is easy losing one, but they do enrich our lives while…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"no, still need a bridge. tail piece is just a different way of holding the end of the string. you…"
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Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Cigar Box Guitar Cover

"Thanks Uncle J, I've been keeping a low profile.  Sometimes think I share a bit too many…"
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Purple Heart fret board :(

"Yup. Takes me concentration, double checking, standing on my left foot with my tongue just right…"
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"Thanks Uncle John."
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Uncle John commented on the anonymous pick's photo
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"Sad for your loss, buddy.  Pretty kitty."
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"V, you sound good on your own. "
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