John Mark Perchalski
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Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Prior Sep 8. 11 Replies

I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while…Continue

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Art Prior replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"You could try having some of the fret board over the box (a standard size box) kind of like a dulcimer is built and you might end up with a shorter git. Art"
Sep 8
John Mark Perchalski replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"So following along those lines, I'm noticing a lot of 'fancier' modern boxes have tops which have a sort of fluted or inlet edge that's very pretty...But I'm concerned that means the whole box top must be pretty darn thick!…"
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Taffy Evans replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Hi John, I just like to add (and I know it's also true with CBG's) that it's not so much the size of the top (vibrating area) but it's responsiveness to strings vibrating energy.  I can get more volume from a smaller body if…"
Sep 5
John Mark Perchalski replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Really appreciate folk's input on this. I'm actually considering making a larger square box at this point (most of the square CBs that I see don't have the surface area of the larger rectangsles and I DO believe surface area impacts…"
Sep 3
John Mark Perchalski replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Oh, that's clever! I'll have to have a look see to find some examples."
Sep 3
Kigar replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Haven't made a sideways box. Another way to shorten the overall length is to put the tuners in the box."
Sep 3
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"Being narrower the sound waves will be shorter, therefore sounding higher in pitch. I have several 6-8" square boxes that are being turned into mini dobros."
Sep 3
JD replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"I'm no sound expert either but my instinct tells me that the vibrations will mostly travel in waves parallel to the neck. Thus they will have less distance to travel with this orientation; so perhaps less volume.  Never the less, go for it."
Sep 3
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"And the #1 answer is,A cigarbox!"
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BrianQ. replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
"I’m with Will, Go for it! What’s the box look like?"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box
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Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box

I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while maintaining sound, it occurred to me that I could use a square cigar box, or I could use a rectangular one...But flip it sideways to the way most CBGs are made.Now I'm not acoustics scientist, but it seems to me that if something like a berimbau or a canjo can work, then the positioning of the cigar box…See More
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