Not everyone enjoys watching glue dry.
This picture above represents where I was at so far. I like to engrave my signature on my guitars, and I wasn't sure where to put it on this one. I decided to remove that "MONTECRISTO" and put my name…Continue
Added by John Schafer on September 30, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments
The following picture shows yet another mistake I've run into. Luckily, it's an extremely clean break and it'll be fine to glue together. It looks really good though, after shaping and sanding. This is my first time using a "normal" pickup (as opposed to a piezo). I didn't…Continue
hello everyone -
j bone here - for the last few weeks the 2NITES have been hittin the open mic scene in the chicagoland area pretty hard and we have been having a hella rad time -
i have been playing the open mics with my 3 string "big box" & king charles plays snare with brushes
here is a run down of where we have played so far -
#1 - thursday - july 28th 2011 - Gallery Cabaret 2002 n. oakley ave in chicago, il - it was hella awsome -…Continue
Here are some more pictures of the fretboard progress. The board has some cool (in my opinion, at least) markings on it.
Here's my idea for the body. I'm going to use an old harmonica as the tailpiece. I'm going to use the reeds…Continue
Added by John Schafer on September 24, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
For the last four months, I have been working on a new album, Plainspoken. It is thematic album of sorts, meant to be heard from beginning to end. I use cigar box guitars on a few songs, banjo and fiddle on some others, and my D-28 is all over it.Continue
Seeing how it will fit together. That's the fretboard, the top of the box, and the neck. Eventually I got it to fit together just right. Notice the squareness of the heel. That changed soon after this picture
Next I cut the tuner holes and then started shaping the neck with the wood file.…Continue
Added by John Schafer on September 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
This is my latest project, which involves several firsts.
I am very excited because I found a great shop which sells quality wood and the delivery was amazingly fast:
www.madinter.com (It's here in Madrid)
I got two necks out of this block:Continue
Guys, this song is a blues on my home made CBG and canjo, and a normal blues guitar. The lyrics is by my friend (writing & singing). I play on the CBG and canjo, Andy plays on blues guitar.
We made this song to establish a memorial from the old Europe, Hungary for those poor black guys over there, at the Delta, because they were the roots. The story is simple: a woman, some…Continue
Added by Balasch on September 16, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
I'm just learning - are there any good sketches / plans for attaching a strat neck to a box - for a starter 6 string application?
Added by Greg on September 15, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments
Always have been interested in CBG,have tinkered with a couple that belonged to my friends,then I finally decided to build one.My first problem was I couldn't seem to find a box the size I wanted.The cure,as suggested by my friend was to build the whole guitar from scratch,box n all.Sooo thats what I'm doing.
I started about three weeks ago,progress has been slow,but steady,not wanting to rush and make too many mistakes.Here r some pics of the build up to the point I am now in…Continue
And it occurred to me that I can still sand,stain/paint and assemble CBG's. I just cant cut out the necks right now.
So if somebodies interested in maybe rough cutting out say, ten very simple necks maybe we could work something out where I can finish the necks and still stay in business a bit.
No expensive wood, maybe even fir without knots in it.
Any ideas Guys?
This is to all my customers and friends I've made over the years building and selling CBG's
I am (at least temporarily) going out of the CBG business due to health issues that will not allow me to do the wood cutting needed to build.I have an illness that causes my arms and legs to spasm or jerk making it impossible to safely cut wood now days.
I'll still be in the site here from time to time and hope to stay in contact with all the great folks I've met.