Hi all:I have several cigar box amps, some I've made using Gitty parts and some purchased from them. I test the guitars I make with them, some piezo and some mag pu. The magnetic pickups work great…Continue
"Thanks.We think alike on some of the basics... i.e. "Keep It Simple, Stupid."I finally found an "A" drawing. Just the outline, but with people's info, I can plot the peg holes easy enough. It was getting the angles to…"
"Hi James; thanks for reaching out. Hopefully these comment will help. Cool that you are building the baritone, it will surely be great. yes, I find the hollow body approach worthwhile although I am still experimenting with it. My effort…"
"Mr. Lutz...You were suggested by another member as a source of info about wood hollow body lap steels.What can you tell me? Are they worth the effort? I'm working on build #3, a 29.5 inch scale, 3 octive, 40" OAL Baritone lap steel.…"
"here in Arkansas with humidity changes, the fret tangs are what had been giving me trouble. What I have been doing lately and seems to work great is to cut the frets to length and then nip the ends of the tang at an angle, then install the…"
"these are nice boxes. A friend gave me one which I made into a 4 string fretted. The box had seen a few better days so I gave it a golden oak stain which complemented the aging beat up look. the top on mine was about 1/4"…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
They are instruments that pretty much anyone can build and enjoy with very little expense and they can produce very unique sounds. I'm amazed at the vast range of creativity in the builds I have seen so far and they look like they will be great fun to play once I learn how.
You were suggested by another member as a source of info about wood hollow body lap steels.
What can you tell me? Are they worth the effort? I'm working on build #3, a 29.5 inch scale, 3 octive, 40" OAL Baritone lap steel. I've been thinking about a wood/metal or hollow body hybrid version of the Fouke baritone.
Also, I see "A" shape headstocks on yours. Do you have a dimensioned drawing? I'm going nuts trying to make them by the seat of my pants, and both have been a struggle. Maybe a source for an 'A' style route template?