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My first CBG.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Mar 18. 9 Replies

I just finished my first Cigar Box Guitar, here are a few pics. …Continue

Box side thickness?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Lynas Mar 12. 4 Replies

I am getting ready to start my Cigar Box Guitar, I am making my own box. What is the ideal thickness for the sides of the box? I'm planning on making the top and back 1/8 inch thick.Does the…Continue

Scale length

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 17. 5 Replies

I want to make a cigar box guitar tuned to dgd, can a 25" scale length be tuned to dgd.Continue

 

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Ron replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
" Thanks everyone for your comments."
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Tom T replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
"Makes perfect sense, Ron. If you are proficient with the diatonic scale, then that's the scale to use. It's all about having some fun. That being said, with your current DAd tuning, you are right in the heart of CBG tuning. Playing…"
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Ron replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
"I have built several dulcimer's and quite a few strum sticks, I never could get the hang of playing a guitar, but I am able to play the dulcimer really well. I became very comfortable with the diatonic scale of the dulcimer and decided to make…"
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Tom T replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
"Thanks for clarifying the tuning and scale. Diatonic tuning is common on dulcimer while chromatic is more common on guitar. What led you to choose diatonic tuning? Is it more fitting with the type of music you play? Regardless, it is a great looking…"
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Ron replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
"Tuned to DAd The fret layout is diatonic Yes it is electrified It sounds really good"
Mar 12
Tom T replied to Ron's discussion My first CBG.
"Congratulations on your first build. What is the tuning scheme? I notice that the frets are spaced more like a dulcimer than a guitar. The wood on the box looks great! Is it electrified? Thanks for sharing the photos."
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My first CBG.

I just finished my first Cigar Box Guitar, here are a few pics. …See More
Mar 12
Dave Lynas replied to Ron's discussion Box side thickness?
"I like 1/8 to 1/4 side wood. I use kerfing braces on the edges for strength and something to screw the top or Back onto. I have found however that thick sides and tops can still be loud. I use Cedar “up to a 3/8 inch” often. Even 1/4…"
Mar 12
David McQueen replied to Ron's discussion Box side thickness?
"I'm like using white pine for the sides and bottom of made boxes. For the sides, I just rip a 1x2 in half to get two pieces about 5/16" thick ( 3/4" cut in two less half the width of the saw blade). It works well."
Mar 10
Ron replied to Ron's discussion Box side thickness?
"Thanks for your reply, I have built several dulcimer's some teardrop and some hourglass shaped, I have also built several strum sticks. I usually keep the sides 1/4 of an inch, for the top and back I use 1/8 material, I also use a brace on the…"
Mar 4

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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 the uniqueness and the mastalgia of the cigar box guitar, I have built several strum sticks and dulcimer's, I would like to try making a Cigar Box Guitar.

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At 2:58pm on December 10, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome Ron, basically a strum stick is a cbg without a box, so you’re pro already :)

 
 
 

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