RON NORTHCUTT
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New Idea for a Bridge.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 13. 4 Replies

Hit on an idea today I wanted to share. I was finishing a build and was looking in my hardware drawer for something to make a bridge. Then it hit ne. I had a box of assorted wooden craft beads. I…Continue

2 string guitar string size.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Feb 6. 1 Reply

I have acquired some nice but small cigar boxes. I was thinking of using them to build some 2 string "chuggers". My question is what would be good string sizes? I usuall7 build a 24.5 scale length.…Continue

 

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who can relate???

"Don't change them one bit. Let the dogs smoke. Or whatever else Dave had them doing. Don't think we need to pretend that no one ever had bad habits. But I am a fairly dangerous man, I used to play with toy guns, chewed bubble gum cigars…"
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Thinking of Dave Lynas, but not in a sad way.

"It's nice to hang on to things like that. They are more valuable than gold. I was cleaning out a junked up part of my shop last week and found an old butcher knife that had my Grandfather's initials carved into it. I am sure it was one…"
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Ron in the pickin room

"great little setup!"
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Ron in the pickin room

"That’s an awesome Man Cave!!! Happy Pickin’."
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Ron in the pickin room

"I love autumn too, Ron.  Man, your lows are matching our highs for today.  "
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Ron in the pickin room

"What's the old saying "I'm so poor I can't pay attention" That is how poor my playing is, but I do appreciate the kind words UJ. You must be a little farther north, Here in Northern Kentucky our lows are still in the…"
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Ron in the pickin room

"There is nothing poor about your playing,  Ron.  It is excellent.  And so is that Picking Parlor.  The fireplace looks inviting too.   Getting our first hard freeze tonight.    Hey, don't pull that little…"
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Bad Moon Risin

"Nice!!!!"
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Sweet Hannah Lou ~ original bluesy love song ~ by me

"Good one Uncle John and that mandolin sounds great."
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Ron in the pickin room

Ann and I cleaned and rearranged the woodshop and carriage house. It took us six days to get to this point. We made a "picking" room out of the old shop addition. Today was my first day playing in it. I must say it was very enjoyable. Ann is a…
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Gary O'Slide Mojo

"Sounds great. That church sort of reminds me of the one at the end of the film "Cool Hand Luke""
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Gary O'Slide Mojo

"Sounds great. That church sort of reminds me of the one at the end of the film "Cool Hand Luke""
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Thank You Mr. Lynas

"Great tribute to a great soul. Never got to meet him, but felt like I knew him. One of the rare ones that only offered support and kindness."
Oct 14

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Just stumbled on to it while researching cigar box guitars. I am glad that I did.
How many instruments have you built so far?
25 or so, including Banjo's, guitars and Dulcijo's and Dulcimers.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The fun thing about cigar box and homemade instruments is there are no rules. Each one has a personality. I have the advantage of being a musical idiot. So I don't have enough sense not to try something different. They are not expensive so mistakes are cheap. You can build for years and never have to make 2 alike. These days almost every box, cookie tin, can or lid or odd little piece of hardware I pick up I try to envision it as part of some instrument. Sounds corny but it makes me view the world as a better place.

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At 10:37pm on July 6, 2021, Doug Thorsvik said…

If you accept my friend request, I can send you some separate info on chugger tunings, strings, scale lengths, and playing them.

At 7:51am on June 17, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Shame you put your git on the fire, I think one of the great things about these guitars is that whatever mistakes you make they can always be modified to make them work

At 1:20pm on May 26, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Ron,

The copper top is about  0.6mm thick with two struts applied to the back.The struts are pine 6x20 running either side of the through  neck.

It sounds better than a license plate guitar unplugged 

At 8:12am on July 12, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH 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!

"Kool dog

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