Bob Johnston
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Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

I recently discovered some of the shops that sell cigars have scraps of thin veneer that comes in the Oliva cigar boxes.  Cigar smokers use them to light their cigars avoiding a chemical taste.  I…Continue

Neck Width

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Jul 28, 2018. 5 Replies

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow…Continue

Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

 

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Custom Bridge

"Very nice!"
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Just tuned her up!

"Looks awesome! Bet it looks even better in person."
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Build #21

"Very nice!"
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Build #21

"Love the fretboard.  It draws some attention."
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Build #21

"VSG Torpedo is one of my favorite boxes to use for a build.,., they always sound great.,.,!! very nice build.,..,"
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Fretboard fo #21

"sweet.,.,very pretty.,.,"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet search
How many instruments have you built so far?
one
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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