February 2011 Blog Posts (16)

strings

whats the best strings for a real deep tone

Added by ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY on February 25, 2011 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Fretting about frets

Newbie here.

 

I see that Stew-Mac charges about $100 for their fret saw & miter box. Yikes! Does anybody know if you can use a regular miter saw & glue w/ "jumbo" sized fret wire stock? Alternatively, I have a jeweler's saw, which I see are sometimes called fret saws. Can I use that to slot for frets? How?

 

Thanks in advance!!

Added by David Kaftal on February 24, 2011 at 8:22pm — 6 Comments

Ma première CBG

Très simplement , voici ma première CBG.

Added by CigarBox13 on February 20, 2011 at 4:41am — 1 Comment

"Songwriting"

Besides loving to build instruments...I love to write songs!   I write songs with my wife Cyndea, and together, inspired by CBN....we put together  http://www.songwriternation.com/     If Songwriting is your "other thing" like it is mine...you should check it out!!  We're trying to nurture songwriting like CBN nutures building!  Hope to see you there Songwriters!

Added by John Wendell on February 19, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

40 and still beautiful

Before Fleetwood Mac became the 7o's hit radio powerhouse of the 70's they were an innovative blues band, the instrumental "albatross" has haunted me for years (in a good way) here's a stunning live version played by Rick Vito. Talk about tone and control with a slide bar!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMg5dLeoOAs

Added by TattooedAxe on February 19, 2011 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Elmo Uke

Just got back from my "niece".  I left her a guitar and a ukulele a few weeks back to paint on. I asked her to paint a picture of Elmo on the ukulele for the Beast, and it looked great.  It needs another clear top coat, and strings. I will post a picture as soon as I get them.

Added by Thomas Smith on February 19, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments

Electric Build Bust

Oh well, back to the drawing board!. Started having all types of problems crop up, starting with gluing the box shut when I still needed to access the insides, problems compounded from there. Well suffice to say I made some quick changes and completed a fretless three-string CBG.  The box was too thin for good acoustics, but is ok for The Beast (my 2 1/2 year old grandson) and his friend JoJo (6 years) to play around with. I gave JoJo a similar fretless 3-string CBG the other…

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Added by Thomas Smith on February 19, 2011 at 2:38am — 1 Comment

making a four string neck (part 2) cutting angles and guing fretboard

Building a four string cigar box guitar (part 2)

next will be cutting off the ends of the neck stock to get rid of the bad ends created by the planer and then marking our neck blanks for the 20 degree angle needed for the headstock relief and marking the  cuts we need to fit the box lid. the finished neck will look something like the one in the picture…
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Added by mike g on February 14, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Electric Build

So I'm building a three string electric CBG.  Don't know much about electric guitars, so I picked up a second-hand guitar for $30 (had access to an amp) and I've been fooling around for a couple of days with it. I still don't know much about it but I'm having fun!

 

As for the build, I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions, especially on the wiring!

Added by Thomas Smith on February 12, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Building a four string cigar box guitar Pt 1. (ripping and planing the neck and fretboard blanks)

 I created this blog to show all of the building techniques that I use up till this point with the knowledge that I have at this point in time. I have not built many guitars but I have built many things using various tools and techniques. Check out my other blog nicolacycles.blogspot.com to see some of the bikes and fixtures I've made.

 to me making a… Continue

Added by mike g on February 9, 2011 at 4:40pm — 4 Comments

CBG on pro BMXer Mat Hoffmans wall

I was watching ESPN's 30 for 30: Birth of Big Air.  Mat Hoffman is being interviewed at his home and noticed he has a CBG hanging on his wall.  I've seen the photo of Johnny Depp with his CBG.  Is there a CBG sighting forum to post at or look pictures of famous people with a CBG ?

Added by Big Lou on February 7, 2011 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

fret calculator

Hi all thought this may be of some use heres a link to a free fret calculator nice easy one to use 

http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/fret_calculator.php

Added by crissy b on February 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Back to work.

So, following my break/holiday it was back to work for a fortnight of difficult (and long) shifts.

 

However, I did manage to fit in a couple of open mic sessions. One was the monthly 'jam night' at the Plough where, having arrived late after a long shift, I played my cigar box fiddle performing (for those that know or care) "Lincolnshire Lads", "Fanny power"…

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Added by Yellowbelly Flatt on February 6, 2011 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

Down time on messin with CBG's !

Well I have been kinda in a state of suspended cbg building and playing this year.

Seems as though every time I get an Idea something comes up that is more important.

Back in April I rescued a baby raccoon and we have been raising him to be released this spring. He is like having a 2 year old again , into everything but he has been a fun and learning experience. I love nature and all of God's critters.…

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Added by Jimbo Cawthron on February 6, 2011 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Les Paul Jr. Appreciation Thread

Besides CBGs, I have taken to buying el-cheapo plywood Les Paul Jr. copies on Craigslist and modding them up.  They're easy to work on because the wiring's simple and they have a bolt-on neck.  Here's one I got for $80 including the case:

First thing to do is properly route the pickup cavity for a full-size P90:…

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Added by Brian on February 3, 2011 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

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