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MadGomer replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Murray's advice is good, but my first thought was the same as Gus'. With the strings open, how much height do you have between strings and 1st fret? How about at 12th fret? Lay a straightedge on your frets, is the neck bowed up?"
Feb 10
MadGomer replied to Rick Flink's discussion Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, you need to have piezos firmly sandwiched in order to have them responsive to the vibrations in the instrument."
Feb 4
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Sweet!"
Dec 31, 2018
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Great job Greg! I have that exact tin and also intend to build a 4 string from it using that same mag pup.  It's a ways down the build list at the moment, but love the looks of yours."
Dec 29, 2018
MadGomer liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
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MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"I can't compete with Shane's 5 string electric, but how about a cigar box Kalimba?  Keys are from an old leaf rake, resting on a piece of CB Gitty fretwire and clamped tight under a piece of 6" heavy wall aluminum tubing. …"
Dec 22, 2018
MadGomer replied to Brendt Evenden's discussion looking for sound hole advice in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Agree with Rose. As I look at it, if I decided to put holes in it (only after playing it for a bit) I'd probably stay small, maybe two 1" holes plugged with screened grommets in black or a pewter finish (personally not a fan of chrome),…"
Sep 7, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Build 3 in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very nice, shoot us a picture of the final product!"
Jun 17, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Bridge Placement in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"For a given scale length, your nut and bridge absolutely must be separated by that distance (leaving a little wiggle room on the bridge end for intonation adjustment) or your fret spacing for that desired scale length will be completely wrong. If…"
May 27, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Lots of possibilities Eston, but I'd create a rectangular frame that fits into the box, and sandwich the nut end of the box between the neck heel and the frame, running the screws from the inside of the frame, through the box end, and into the…"
May 16, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Paul said. For a three string guitar I think you have a good chance of saving it."
May 16, 2018
MadGomer replied to rodger moore's discussion Glues? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm generally a Titebond guy"
May 14, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion First Build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like it, that's the same box I used for my first build. I suspect with the thin pine neck you'll have a lot of bowing though, so you may need to back that up with another board for the lower 12-15" to stiffen it (I did). Will it be…"
May 14, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like side dots too. I prefer to use relatively dark stain on the neck, and copper wire makes a really nice looking side dot on those."
May 9, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Fret Board in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Duck said. It really depends on where you've selected to place your bridge, scale length, and physical length of your box. If I did my math right, with 24 frets you'll have roughly 1 1/2" of overlap onto the box for your…"
May 9, 2018

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"I love your neck carving work AGP. Your peg box is primo! The site is broken this morning.…"
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"I watched again. I hope I can play as well."
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"My diddle fiddle is looking a lot like yours Matthew. Mine might have a longer neck? I’ll do…"
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"I like the cow AGP. Hope to have it strung by Sunday for the “Holy”."
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