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How many instruments have you built so far?
40+
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 fact that with such simplicity you can make such great music.

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rebuilding old guitar

Posted on February 13, 2021 at 12:21pm 4 Comments

It`s been an age since I built a guitar due to the amount of gear out there and the fact all my relatives and friends have been gifted!

As a result I decided to re-visit an old 3 stringer I built several years ago. It`s a guitar I was never really happy with but I was loathe to get rid.

So I stripped it back and added a radius to the neck and refitted the frets. I kept the old under saddle pickup and decided to change it from a red stained wood and black fretboard to a black…

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DIY easy peasy chord sheets

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

So, I was thinking about playing guitar, and how difficult it is to practice without giving up. It is hard, mainly because most folks learn a few chords then struggle to put together a few simple tunes to make them feel like they are making progress.

There is also a lot of confusuion for people who have no knowledge at all about music theory, it goes right over my head!

I,III,V,VII, doesn`t mean a lot, especially when you look for simple tunes you know that are written down in…

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At 1:19am on December 30, 2013, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend add T-Belly. I'm South Manchester too - Chorlton. Made a couple of bobbins yesterday and have fashioned a winder out of a hand drill clamped to my desk!

At 8:33pm on December 23, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks t belly

At 1:06pm on November 28, 2013, Nicolas Leray said…

Hello ! Thank you for the kind words. Hey are those guitars on the pics yours ?? The rocket dog one and the other one on the pics really are beautiful ! The orange one with the clock too...

At 8:21pm on September 30, 2013, doug mcanally said…

thanks for the info!!

At 7:48am on May 4, 2013, Dan Trommater said…

Thank you sir.  This being only my 3rd build, I struggled to remember the steps of the process.  I decided to make my life easier the next time around by documenting the build.  The other thing that helped the project move quickly was that I posted at least one photo every day onto social media.  Even though it was self imposed, I found that it kept me working even on days that I didn't feel like it.

 
 
 

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