Hey Everyone, Its melting here in Chicago and I am getting the itch to get moving on a Cigar Box Guitar. I have been searching and learning lately and have found Kurt Schoen Guitars. Well, I just…Continue
Hello fellow musicians, Thank you all for making my very 1st post here so informational for me and hope others with the same questions found it helpful . I know you can't answer everything because…Continue
I'm sure I just answered my own question about tuners, but I am going to ask anyway. I have yet to build my 1st CBG, and I am getting my supplies together. I have been wondering if the economy tuners…Continue
I too was surprised to hear that he worked for Learjet.
My dad worked for both Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce, so aircraft talk is pretty common in the house.
As for the reso cover, I believe he uses an industrial hole punch. That…"
"Hey Francois! I can't believe you found that, Great job my friend. It's funny, I am an aircraft mechanic by trade and makes a lot of sense now where he also gets his metal working skill. I have figured his metal work is hand done. Thanks…"
Hey Everyone, Its melting here in Chicago and I am getting the itch to get moving on a Cigar Box Guitar. I have been searching and learning lately and have found Kurt Schoen Guitars. Well, I just love them and really would love to know what the resonator covers are made from. I don't know if they are custom or repurposed materials. Any how, I'm wondering what the metal is,, and wonder how to do this . , I thank you all for your time . TimSee More
"Most of my gits are fretted, but some have strings that are high enough to also play some slide without issues.
It all boils down to what your going to play the most, slide or fretted?
It's not hard to fret a git, it's all part of…"
"Well My first one was actually the Gitty kit. I put it together in about a half an hour and was instantly hooked. That being said, my first custom design was a three string fretless with and old humbucker pickup in it. I was stunned by the sound…"
"I've had no problems with the CB Gitty tuners, but I have noticed a lot of variation in how 'tight' they feel. Understand one thing - all these tuners are WORM GEAR DRIVEN MECHANISMS. They cannot slip. They simply cannot slip. If one…"
"I went all-in for my first, a 3-string fretted CBG with a bone nut and such. I'm proud of it, I had fun, and I still love to play it a few years later. That said, I learned a few things that I should have done differently, and guess what?…"
"Hi wizzo, my first serious CBG was actually my forth one. I was asked to build one for a guy who had done the research and as I was already building guitars he asked me to build one.
I had never heard of them till then, but knew what a cigar…"
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Ive spent the last 35 years of my 50 trying to keep up with the flashy guitar of today , and just cant keep up. I have grow to love delta blues and this is where I found out about the CBG. Really cool and Rootsy.
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