May 2016 Blog Posts (7)

Accoustic Guitar Magazine / CBG

The July issue of Acoustic Guitar has a good article on Blind Willie Johnson   Not only that but there is a side article on wood from Blind Willies house used for cigar box guitars  Neat stuff

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Added by wes carl on May 26, 2016 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

$9.99 Violin?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-Full-Size-Natural-Acoustic-Violin-Fiddle-With-Case-Row-Rosin-Wood-Color-New-/262446511813?hash=item3d1b07f6c5:g:344AAOSwrXdXKAvm

How in the world? I came across this on ebay and thought it must be a misprint. Violin, case, bow, rosin and free shipping from Belgium. How is…

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Added by Jim Morris on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm — 12 Comments

Rocky Patel Cigar Box 4/4 Cello Project - Part II

Back for Part II

While my project was drying, I quickly sourced & ordered a pair of Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary boxes, the ones with the big pewter plate inlay in the lid.

I removed the plate inlay, and cut me some "RP" scroll head medallions.…

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Added by G.S. Monroe on May 13, 2016 at 6:35pm — 4 Comments

Rocky Patel Cigar Box 4/4 Cello Project - Part I

  "Once upon a time..."

I was recently vending at a Folk Festival when a customer came up and asked me if I was up for a challenge. He explained that he was a double bass / washtub bass player with a folk group that was playing on stage at the event. He told me that he had approached the other Cigar Box Guitar vendor ( there were two of us at the event ) with this project, and the guy turned him away, so he asked if I thought I was up for the challenge.…

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Added by G.S. Monroe on May 13, 2016 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

scale length

Thanx Moritz, I checked out the video, really nice. My problem is that I have a 231/2" scale and my fret board is set up for a 251/2" scale On a 231/2" scale the fret spacing would be spaced differently, correct? But I'm sure it would play fine with a slide since  I'm not fretting.

Added by Allen on May 7, 2016 at 5:47pm — 2 Comments

Scale length

Just finishing my second build.I had some Walnut laying around for about 40 years or so, {HA}. It really turned out great, looking that is. I wanted the fretboard to overlap the box 2in., and I didn't compensate for a 251/2in scale. the scale length is now 231/2in. I'm guessing it will still be  ok for slide. fortunately I made the neck removable,{bolt on}.I'm going to build a new neck next week.

Added by Allen on May 6, 2016 at 9:48am — 3 Comments

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