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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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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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