Travis Gaines
  • Male
  • Charleston, SC
  • United States
Share

Travis Gaines's Friends

  • Cigar Box Nation
  • caspar babypants
  • Salty Sea Empire
  • olds sleeper
  • HOGS GRUNT
  • Mark
  • Richard Sanabia
  • JUJU
  • Ted Crocker

Travis Gaines's Discussions

string choice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clarky May 28, 2013. 7 Replies

which strings should i use from a six string pack for a gdg open tuning?  I popped a string today trying to get the g and I am wondering about my string choice.Continue

 

Travis Gaines's Page

Travis Gaines's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (10 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 8:48am on November 8, 2011, JUJU said…
Hi Travis thanks for the friends invite mate - looks like your doing some good builds there mate keep on with the good work :)
At 12:16pm on April 30, 2010, Chris Ellbogen said…
Which one are you talking about?
At 11:06am on February 21, 2010, David L. said…
Hi Travis, I have built several 6 string CBGs using plywood 35mm photoslide boxes. I don't have a router and use a dremel, hand file and saw only. I make a cardboard template of the neck profile that the box needs to accomodate. I mark the lid and cut it with the dremel cutting disc, finishing off with a hand file. I then make a pocket for the neck to sit in out of hardwood planks - two cut short for either side of the neck and one long one glued to these to create the pocket.

This was for a resonator so the neck had to be positioned more off the box than I prefer which is why I added the heel for support - normally I don't need to. Regards, David
At 10:27am on February 21, 2010, HOGS GRUNT said…
Hi Travis,
Just saw your email but could not reply for some reason.
If you want to know about routing neck pockets go to Juju's page and look at his photos as he has described exactly how to go about it.
Don't worry about your 'cheap' router, that's all I have got and I rout pockets out quite easily. Just take your time!
Hope this helps.
Hogs.
At 7:24am on November 4, 2009, Richard Sanabia said…
Hi Travis, No problem. I thought that might have happened. Just let me know. If not, then Wray would like it. Peace, Rich
At 12:33am on October 29, 2009, Richard Sanabia said…
Hi Travis, Still want the little dulcimer?
At 9:22pm on October 26, 2009, Richard Sanabia said…
That's great. now I know you could finish it. It is small, and the fret board is narrow, so I would not advise more than two strings. Do you use Paypal?
At 8:44am on October 14, 2009, JUJU said…
Hi Travis , thanks very much for your great comments mate
As regards the Truss rod , not many CBG builders add truss rods to any builds , but i do see a lot of builds with warped necks i just like to ensure this does not happen to my builds so i add a truss rod , also because i like to fully round the back of the neck and keep them pretty slender - doing this without a truss rod just seems like tempting fate to me , there are no rules when it comes to building CBG's just go with what you feel - hope this helps settle your thoughts about truss rod's
juju.
At 10:02am on October 12, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Travis! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBB, CBU, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!

Tres.
At 8:22am on October 8, 2009, Travis Gaines said…
I have been over on Yahoogroups for a while. I started watching videos by Jim Farris and Shane Speal and ended up here. I'm glad I did. I have only built one cbg so far and the fretting didn't come out so good. I get some buzz on the top string. I need to get the file out and take some off the fret wire. I am also having trouble with tunings. Hopefully I will pick up some new boxes and get busy on something here quickly. Thanks for the welcome.
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Ben Gitty's Simple-Build 2x4 Instruments

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Glenn Kaiser on Saturday. 10 Replies

What would you do?

Started by T-Gripped in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation on Friday. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

Doug Thorsvik posted a video

For What It's Worth: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 67th Zoom Mtg Aug 2, 2021. More info and free chord chart: https://sites.google.com/site/cigarboxguitarslingersspokane/home
2 minutes ago
Cigar Box Nation commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #436 - ''Antique Al's Antiquity''

"If you ever go to sell this, let me know.  -Shane shanespeal@yahoo.com"
3 hours ago
Rope Walker Country Star commented on A.D.EKER's photo
Thumbnail

tweede laag

"I knew you would, you’re a man a da world!"
5 hours ago
Rope Walker Country Star commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #436 - ''Antique Al's Antiquity''

"Doggone ya, man! That is some really nice work. Looks like it’s had a long and wonderful…"
5 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's photo
Thumbnail

tweede laag

"Thanks Rope ! know the painters ,just not the exspression ! let alone the Steno version !"
5 hours ago
RG Murphy replied to RG Murphy's discussion Tone capacitor
"Thank you all!! Very helpful!"
6 hours ago
BrianQ. liked AGP #'s photo
7 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Priit Tamm's photo
7 hours ago
Priit Tamm posted a photo

#22 Lap Steel

Pine with mahagon stain and clear lacquer. Acrylic fretboard. 24" scale length and tuned to C6…
8 hours ago
HOLLOWBELLY liked Doug Thorsvik's video
9 hours ago
Omar Mariani liked Giuseppe Cassa's photo
9 hours ago
Omar Mariani liked Giuseppe Cassa's photo
9 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->