Jim Kurtz
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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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Lonman replied to James Pobog's discussion couple more pix
"really nice.  I built a bass for a client, but am thinking I'd like something for my own…"
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Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Let that Boy Boggie

"Thanks Tony. Thanks Uncle John. Being on the road for our tour is tiring but gotta happen if you…"
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BrianQ. commented on David Hopkins's photo
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Hopkins "Anti-Body" builds 3 and 4

"Looks like you might ride them into the beyond when you’re done playing them :) thanx for…"
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BrianQ. replied to White Raven's discussion Preping boxes
"Sand them out with super extra fine sandpaper & recoat, no worries :)"
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the anonymous pick replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion This month's installment of "WHAT THE HECK IS IT?"
"looks like a Sheet Metal Notcher to me "
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White Raven posted a discussion

Preping boxes

OI ran in to a problem on a custom order. I received a black cohiba box that looked perfect. While…See More
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Uncle John commented on Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo
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Fret Rocking not so shocking

"Jeff,  we moved to a new town and house 6 months ago.  I left behind a B- shop for a D…"
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Uncle John commented on Taffy Evans's video
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The Queen of Hearts Guitar build

"Taffy, those hearts and heart sound hole are nice touches,   The rosette is fine work,…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Video.. Building an Evans full acoustic guitar
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