January 2014 Blog Posts (25)

machinehead screws

can anyone tell me where those small screws for retaining tuning pegs go?do they have a meeting place,say like loose screw nation?are they at your place visiting your machinehead retaining screws?if they are could you send them home?at least 3 of the goldy looking ones anyway,thx

Added by darryl kernaghan on January 30, 2014 at 4:16am — 6 Comments

New 3 Track ep. Done on a 3 string acoustic.

Hello Sadness  Better sounding recording than I usually have.  It's 3 tracks of 3 string acoustic blues.

Added by Raymond Lee on January 29, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

so.....flat strings....

Has anybody out there ever used flats strings on a cbg? if so.. how does it sound and would you play them more than normal conventional strings..anybody??? :)

Mr.Melo

Added by Mr.melo on January 29, 2014 at 1:39pm — 4 Comments

Did this album on an acoustic guitar strung up as a 3 string

Sad Bastard Music  Did This Album on an acoustic guitar strung up as a 3 stringer

Added by Raymond Lee on January 29, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

"Boomstick" - My First Build

Hey all,

Its been a long journey, but I recently finished my first CBG Build (Name: BOOMSTICK)  Sorry about pic quality, taken with phone.  …

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Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on January 29, 2014 at 3:35am — 1 Comment

Second Build - Wicker Man

My second build - "Wicker Man"

 

So this is my 2nd build, but neck is a fixed mistake from my first build.  Glued up the fret board to the neck and brought from cold garage to my warm (more humid) basement to finish and it really bowed.  Thanks to some advice from Chicken Bone John I planed it down and made it fretless.  Partial through neck design, all screwed, not glued. 24.5 inch scale length.…

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Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on January 29, 2014 at 3:33am — No Comments

How to build a Fairy Cigar Box Ukulele and Flat Rat house. (Part Two)

Cut a 2"x2" strip of Maple. Rough cut shape of neck on bandsaw and fine tune with rasp, file and sand paper.

Have Flat Rats check it for quality control.

Cut hole on box top and then glue top on cigar box using books and magazines to…

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Added by Thom Chadwick on January 28, 2014 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

How to build a Fairy Cigar Box Ukulele and Flat Rat house. (Part One)

Materials

Cigar box

Large slab of maple

Fretboard, bridge, nut, tuning keys, fairies and strings from www.cbgitty.com.

Two Flat Rats…

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Added by Thom Chadwick on January 28, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Dive Bars: An Appreciation

The Shane Speal Newsletter: Dive bars, Shane download sale still going on (just $3.33 each), tour news and a special trade offer for a Speal electric cigar box guitar...   



Dive Bars - An Appreciation

(I took this picture on Friday night before we started our first set.

The sign was in the rear of the bar.)


We…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on January 28, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

License Plate Guitar - Keep it in the Family

Hi guys,

Here is a blog post from today about my license plate guitar: http://sincerelyiris.blogspot.com/

Many of the other posts are about songwriting, homemade pedals, alternate album covers, etc, but there will be more posts about my guitar this week.

Added by Sincerely, Iris on January 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Coffee and Music - Shane Speal stuff

The Shane Speal Newsletter:  Monday morning coffee, new cigar box guitars, Shane download sale (just $3.33 each) tour news and something about a tin can microphone...   





Mumble Mumble Coffee Mumble...…



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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on January 20, 2014 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

NEW ALBUM from The Budrows - World Premiere Tomorrow.

World premiere ALL DAY tomorrow on FatCat Radio

Added by Jason Farthing on January 19, 2014 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

strings

  What size strings should I use on a 3 stringer, trying to go g-d-g

Added by david benham on January 18, 2014 at 6:04pm — 2 Comments

CBG SHIRT on sale now

$16 + shipping.  On sale at www.cigarboxguitar.com

Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on January 17, 2014 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

"Mo Li Hua" ("Jasmine Flower") - a popular Chinese folk song arranged for dulcimer.

Hi All,

Just in time for Chinese New Years, a popular Chinese tune called "Mo Li Hua" ("Jasmine Flower"). This song is presented in ABC music format and it should be cut-and-pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty…

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Added by Rand Moore on January 17, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

first post

havent built one befor, the instructions where better than other download. did make a pie pan bango as a scout project.

scroushled an old guitar from a trash pile, and resected enuff too play it, when i was in high school. iv'e been studying the ukelie the past eight years,strum my guitars as long as arther will let me.

Added by steven caslow on January 16, 2014 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Bluesboy Jag & the Juke Joint Zombies head to IBC 2014.

We play traditional 1950's blues: John Lee Hooker, T Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf etc. I'm excited to be selected for IBC for the third time representing the Arkansas River Blues Society.

http://www.jagshouse.com/music/music.html

Hope to see you there!

Bluesboy Jag

Added by Bluesboy Jag on January 16, 2014 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

Becoming a "Professional" Instrument Builder - A Cautionary Tale - Part 2

Welcome back...

As we begin the New Year (2014), I've been reflecting back upon the experiences and lessons I have learned on this new life adventure that I "Officially" began in May of 2012. I call that my beginning as it is the date I built my very first stringed instrument. A Kinnor Lyre Harp...

I still have this instrument, and I'm still trying to…

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Added by G.S.Monroe on January 16, 2014 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

My continued adventures in pickup building

If you haven't read the last instalment:

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/profiles/blogs/my-first-2-weeks-of-pickup-building

...so, the problem I was left with was that I hadn't grounded the strings and both my tailpiece and bridge…

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Added by Richey Kay on January 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

New C. b gitty cigar box guitar

I'm very new to cigar box guitar it looks like the strings are to high and is really hard to play. My question is what is the height the strings need to be?

Added by Teresa fuller on January 11, 2014 at 4:27pm — 5 Comments

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