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Smokin' Guitars replied to Andries D. EKER's discussion What Neck Shape do u use or like?
"  I've settled on ripping the playing portion of the neck down to 1.5", plenty for three strings and 4 will fit too. Then I use a router and a 1/2" radius bit on the playing area where I want a radius. A little sanding at…"
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"Very nicely done, looks great!"
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"Build #8 One of my favorites. This uses a nice deep 6"x9" paper covered cigarbox and my last birds eye maple neck. Purple heart tail cap, birds eye bridge with brass bolt saddle and brass nut with two brass ferrules for sound holes. Its…"
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"Build #7 I used a dollar store craft box as I had ran out of decent cigar boxes. There is a good wood store near by so I picked up a nice straight piece of ash for the neck and a piece of 1/4" purple heart for the fretboard. I also used it to…"
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"Build #6 It's a fretless 4 string cookie tin resonator. I found a couple nice pieces of birds eye maple for necks and used one on this build. Paint lid resonator, paint lid sound holes and handmade bridge and tailpiece. I found a piece of…"
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"mehh, I should spend more time practicing and less time building but I have a few tunes that I can at least use to demonstrate what they sound like. My goal is to get good enough to post some videos that won't totally embarrass myself. I also…"
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"That is a good method. I must have been able to see that on the through the box photo. You make good looking stuff. How is your playing coming along?"
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"Thanks John, I'm slowly adding my builds to this page. It's a process of build, learn, modify. You will see my progress as I get further along in the postings. As for necks I've settled on full 3/4" hardwood material with a 1/4…"
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"I thought those looked like pop rivets. I have used them as 'String throughs' on the tail. Top hat good looks."
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"I love the look of this one. A couple of photos back you showed the size of the neck going through the box. I was going to keep my big mouth shut, but now I see that you are only on build #5. Your builds look great, but in my opinion, you got too…"
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"This is build #5. It's my first 4 string, uses a wood cigar box with maple neck topped with a jatoaba fret board. I used corian for the nut and bridge. Corian is a synthetic material used for countertops. It cuts and sands easily and is more…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
link from CBGitty.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
23+
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I've always loved the blues. The raw energy and accessibility of three string CBG is just so intriguing that I was instantly hooked on building and playing CBG's

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At 8:29pm on July 13, 2019, Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

LOL Lurking isn't allowed. Can't wait to see your creations.

At 7:47am on July 12, 2019, Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

I would like to personally welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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"Thank you Thomas. Check out Jim Morris Mando builds,you will love them for sure! "
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Smokin' Guitars replied to Andries D. EKER's discussion What Neck Shape do u use or like?
"  I've settled on ripping the playing portion of the neck down to 1.5", plenty for…"
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Smokin' Guitars commented on Nasty DeVille's photo
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"Very nicely done, looks great!"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?
"Agree on this they are up here at the local holesale store aswell verry verry exspencif you can get…"
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"Real nice how you got that cat in there, came to me in a second glance, did not get it when it came…"
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