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Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 28. 12 Replies

This will probably be one of the weirder first time posts.  I coach a middle school science team, and this year there is a new event that challenges the kid to build a home made instrument that can…Continue

 

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BrianQ. replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
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Luke Jalbert replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
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RON NORTHCUTT replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
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Tom T replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"There seem to be plenty of good suggestions for your team's project. Slightly off target might be some suggestions for how they explain their instruments. Notably, why frets or fret marks are where they are... It's easy to pick up a…"
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James Pobog replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"You could also go fretless and use a slide. Mark fret location with a sharpie."
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Lark Leazar replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
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Carl Floyd replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"Tuners could also be wooden friction pegs like some student violins or fiddles. I have seen small diameter nails used for frets.  Or play fretless, as mentioned, by pressing where the frets would be."
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Timothy Hunter replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"on my first CBG i used split pins/cotter pins for frets. cut in half they have a flat side and were easily superguled to the fretboard. there is a plethora of builds and styles on the site."
Sep 14
BrianQ. replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"You could also use a sharpie or paint pen to mark the frets, maybe the easiest? You can also glue nails, wire or even wood frets on it, just measure the height or the frets off your favorite guitar if you’re not sure? "
Sep 14
BrianQ. replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"Check this out, super simple cbg, gives all info & measurements? Good luck :) https://cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/easy-to-build-cigar-box-guitar?commentId=2592684%3AComment%3A231517"
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Taffy Evans replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"hi, you could get away with not using frets at all. Just scribe and/or burn the positions into the fretboard.  Taff"
Sep 13
Rope Walker Country Star replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"That’s a great idea for a project. If you look around a little you should be able to find info on usin’ eye bolts for tuners, limitin’ the number of frets (like diatonic scale fretboard) and usin’ toothpicks instead of fret…"
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Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts

This will probably be one of the weirder first time posts.  I coach a middle school science team, and this year there is a new event that challenges the kid to build a home made instrument that can accurately play a scale, and a simple tune, then tests them over the physics of instruments.  According to the rules the device may not contain any of the following "Electrical or electronic components, parts taken from  or used in any toy or professional instrument.  The only exception is…See More
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?"
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At 12:45pm on September 13, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?

 
 
 

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