Timothy Hunter
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Truss rod placement ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Mar 28. 6 Replies

so, i did a bit of a search but couldnt find anything definite . How / where do i layout the truss rod channel? neck is scarf joint and will have a fretboard . i find lots of pictures of channels and…Continue

Guitar bits from ALDI australia.

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Feb 8. 5 Replies

for the Aussies in the group. found these at Aldi todaythe pickups are meant for an acoustic guitar but they are prewired with a 6.5mm/ 1/4" jack . $10 AUD.the uke kit is a cardboard box neck and…Continue

first attempt at a scarf joint. repair ideas needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 14. 6 Replies

ok well i made the job harder than it needed to be. i didnt quite cut straight and the joint was twisted.so i double sided taped the two parts together and spent a lot of time sanding it square and…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Its a CBG but not cigar box guitar. new build
"nice job Taff, missed an oportunity to use bails as the top of the guitar stand..lol"
15 hours ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Tomasz's discussion Music wire as fret wire
"not music wire but i used split pins for frets on my first build.  here is a link to what i did.. https://cigarboxnation.com/profiles/blogs/neck-fretted-and-how-not-to-do-it"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Do we even have an administrator?
"to be fair we have never really needed one. people are usually friendly here. that doesnt mean that there are not differences of opinion .  Ben Gitty would probably be the admin."
Aug 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Regretful Post
"i saw the original post and i saw it the same way Taff did.  Taff , your input here has been very helpful to me. I thank you for all you have done."
Aug 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"real raised frets..lol the idea of frets is that if the string is tuned correctly then each tone at each fret is correct in pitch. on a fretless you dont get the "stepped "effect and the pitch changes as you finger moves up and down the…"
Aug 2
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Timothy Hunter replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"for rockabilly a fretted CBG would be best especially as you say you havent played before. trying to get the right note on a fretless is a lot harder. you can still play slide on a fretted CBG."
Aug 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Tim Hooper's discussion A pair of tambourleles!
"beautiful.. now i want one..another project added to the list.."
Jul 29
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Tin lid CBG question
"pics would help. cant tell what could be done otherwise."
Jul 25
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"whats wrong? if the nut to 12th fret doesnt measure 15 1/4" then find out what it is for example say it measures 15",then 15.25/15 x100  means you need to print at 101.6% size you would need to pick either 101 or 102.. i would go for…"
Jul 18
Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Day 1: Whiskey Tin Diddley Bass
"either can is too thin or he is trying to tune too high, too much tension. try a thinner string.."
Jul 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"no, still need a bridge. tail piece is just a different way of holding the end of the string. you still need a bridge to define the scale length."
Jul 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"of course it will work.. just remember to wash in fresh water before drying if you use it in salt water..."
Jul 9
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"bass one end and gdg the other...lol"
Jul 8
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"there are a few other fingerings i use. they are movable too like bar chords...  and here is a trick. play open strings. GDg.  then press the 5th fret of the middle string you get GGg . chuck a few in and it just adds something a bit…"
Jul 8

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

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neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt stick to the frets.

The frets are made from a Champion branded…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf 

600mm%20scale%20length%20fret%20guide.txt

thanks Jhono for the tips on getting…

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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