March 2009 Blog Posts (6)

String Height for my first build ??

Getin into my first Cigar Box Guitar build. What are thoughts on the typical starting point for string height? I'm starting to think about making the nut, and am wondering about height. I plan on using this 3 stringer mainly for slide, but I may also add frets.


Added by Phil Delpierre on March 29, 2009 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Builds and errors

So, build #1 is done, bar some annoying little sound issues, and Im well into build #2. But what do you do with all these guitars??? The 'studio' is now overflowing (its a VERY small room!).

Iv learnt a lot about guitar building that Id never have learnt building electrics, which is really great... though theres stilla lot to learn. And I cant really play slide yet either, but its coming.

Anyhoo, the laquer should be nearly dry now so Im gonna bolt up #2 just to see how it all looks… Continue

Added by Roosterman on March 21, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

new here

Hi hi im new here.
I live in Iceland. The best country in the world.... or not.
But im new here . and want to learn everything about CIGAR BOX. And I do wanna build me a cigar BOX ..
H0LL0WBELLY told me about this Nation.. And so far I like it very much.... Looking forward to joyin U all....

regards from Iceland

Added by Ole Jakob Volden on March 21, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Junk Music

OK, so I've been using a lot of found object - or junk - musical instruments to support my cigar box guitars recently. (You can hear examples of this on my page at Cigarbox Nation.)

So, I went looking for other junk music out there... found stuff like this - a…


Added by Doc Oakroot on March 20, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Blog Test

Just Checking.

Added by Blkbird on March 16, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

DB's the final frontier?

All my life I've never been mainstream and always looked to do things differently. I play 11 instruments, some well and others not so well. With all of my instruments, I wanted to do something out of the norm, with guitars that's pretty hard because people have taken that instruments way beyond what I could imagine. With the DB we all have a chance to break the barriers, all you need to do is have a little imagination and let it guide you in the right direction. Next I would like to try 2 - 3… Continue

Added by Denys Lord on March 9, 2009 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

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