Terry Trotter
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
through the internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
12
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The hunt for unique parts to make each build different, the hours of carving, chiseling and sanding, then plugging it into the amp for the first time.......cher bro!!!!!

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New builds

Posted on August 22, 2015 at 5:32am 0 Comments

Just finished a couple of fretted builds my first and second actually, made a 23 1/2" scale for my grand-daughter, and made a 25 1/2" scale for a mate at work, the small one has a NZ Rimu neck with Puriri fret board, English Oak extensions to head stock, bone nut and Puriri bridge, with a  piezzo pick up through a 500k volume pot, tuned to GBG sounds pretty good too.

The bigger one has a mahogany neck with maple fret board English oak extensions on head stock with a Rimu veneer,…

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first one

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 5:34am 1 Comment

My mate just had a go at making his first guitar....not a CGB but the same backyard style knocked up with some unusual bits, and sounds good too.....

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