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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jul 21, 2017. 7 Replies

Hey guys. I've just finished my 2nd build. I put a p90 in. Sounded great in the dry run before finishing. So a couple of issues now i have it all back together. I earthed the strings via the tail…Continue

Lite vs medium strings. Go!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Jun 23, 2017. 19 Replies

Ok so im 3 strings and im gdg. Scale length 25.5". I'm using lite strings at the moment and I'm happy with the tension and sustain on the 2nd & 3rd, but the first string, tuned correctly, seems…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Noticed a cbg on a woodworking site. Hooked
How many instruments have you built so far?
Building my first.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like rule #1. There are no rules. I play harmonica and love the blues. I'm a cabinet maker (semi retired). I can't think of anything better to keep me occupied. Loving it!

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Posted on May 31, 2017 at 8:49am 1 Comment

I just dealt with the nicest guy buying boxes. He's in Bundoora in Victoria. I bought 10 boxes from him all good sizes. $8 for dress boxes (Romeo y julieta etc) and $10 for solid cedar raw or lacquer finish. I'm in sydney and he went to some trouble to keep the postage costs down. $25 for all 10 boxes. Cant speak highly enough about how ready he was to help and give me options on the type of stock I was looking for. I told him how happy I was and that I'd give a rap on this site. Drop him an… Continue
 
 
 

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