Mark K
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  • Guelph, Ontario
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Mark K posted a status
"Thought you folks would enjoy this box I was given - too small really for a guitar but made a good housing for a preamp"
Dec 23, 2017
Mark K posted photos
Dec 23, 2017
Mark K replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"1962 Studebacker hubcap, old hickory axe handle, baking tin back, .....posted before in CBN but couldn't resist another chance!"
Dec 19, 2017
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QGolden replied to Mark K's discussion First build (sort of) in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like it, good job. Simple clean lines."
Nov 20, 2017
Rose Ericson liked Mark K's discussion First build (sort of)
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Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Mark K's discussion First build (sort of) in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Welcome to the Nation Mark.  Good looking build.  Just realize it's only a start.  Once you build one, more will surely follow."
Nov 20, 2017
Mark K added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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First build (sort of)

So thought I would share my first "real" build....box from local cigar store, neck is a piece of maple from a cast off I found in a "free bin"; tuners, sound hole buttons, nut and bridge from CBGitty;I built this one fretless for slide; and I glued the neck to the top of the box.  The tail is attached to the bottom of the box so it holds the box together via string tension.....we'll see if it stays that way!I'm not much of a player but it sure sounds nice....I built a hubcap guitar a while back…See More
Nov 20, 2017
Mark K replied to RIch Seevers's discussion String Buzzz frettless cbg in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm with @MadGomer.  I had a similar problem on my fretless build and it was the slots in the nut - I had to shape them better to ensure the string was held nicely in the slot but not touching too much.  I notice in the close up your…"
Mar 16, 2017
Mark K liked Fomhorach's discussion Strings, Intonation and Harmonics
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Roslyn

"What a great sound.  You adding reverb at the amp or are you using a pedal?"
Jan 28, 2017
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1
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Roots music, playing simple instruments and getting amazing sounds, trying new things

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