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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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Cigar box practice amp

"looks nice.  like Darryl I'm trying to get the hang of doing one from scratch.  Bought a couple of cheapo 3W amps and put the parts in a cigar box but sure would like to learn to make one from parts."
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Build#18-1

"Maddog and Uncle John, Thank you for your nice comments."
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Build#18-1

"Very nice Bob!"
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Build#18-1

"Nice head stock. "
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Build#18-1

"Hope it goes for a good price, Bob. Nice build and blessings on yer."
Mar 3
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Rainy Day CBG

"The sound is really great and the plunkin is pretty good too.    The paint with the flames really does justice to the Tin Pan Alley.  Good job!"
Mar 2
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People Get Ready - Cali Fest Gospel stage open mic

"Been away for awhile so I missed this one.  Really love that song, especially by Eva Cassidy.  You did a great job on this Derek.  Thanks for sharing."
Mar 1
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"Jerry Jordan, thanks. I waited several builds before I cut into the Churchill Ashton. This is one I will keep."
Jan 13
Bob Johnston posted a status
"Thanks Uncle John. It was so much fun building the CBG I glued the fret board on backwards. Guess I thought I should play it left handed."
Jan 13
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Ashton boxes

"ooh ahh .,.,desirable .,.,My Ashton builds always sold well.,.,I think it is the "handmade" logo that helps'm sell.,.,.,bee u tiful set.,.,.,.,ready for a tune.,.,,."
Jan 13
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Ashton boxes

"Absolutely great looking pair.  That guitar looks great."
Jan 12
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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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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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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