Even though I have only made 2 CBGs so far, I am somehow bolstered enough to want to try the electric version. Is there anything I need to know that I might be overlooking? I mean...it seems pretty simple to me, so I pretty much figure I'm leaving something out, lol. Anyone that wants to chime in with advice or let me in on any mistakes I can avoid, your experience is MOST welcome!
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Added by Roots Riot on October 30, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments
I am working on CGG #1. The neck is almost ready to go and the box has its notches cut. It may be able to make music by the end of the week. I am getting excited.
My article on how to make a uke'n'paddle got front page treatment on Duckworks boating magazine.
I have no musical training or ability, but the thought is interesting and maybe possible via the cigar box guitar.
A standard 5 string banjo is often tuned to Open G (gDgbd). Disregarding the high drone g string, using a 4 string CBG, I usually use Dgbd tuning (CD 5). This is also the highest strings of the full 6 string tuning on guitar for Open G - DGDgbd (CD 2).…Continue
Added by Keni Lee Burgess on October 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Well, here it is. There wasn't much more to do after part 2, just string it up and close up the box with screws. I did make a higher nut to raise the strings a bit and get them parallel to the neck. I had planned to build an amp with one of CB Gitty's kits, but it sounds so good acoustic, I'm going to put that off for another day.…Continue
Let's play the blues again...
Si il est vrai que l'on peut jouer tous les genres musicaux sur une CBG, c'est tout de même le Blues qui lui convient bien si ce n'est le mieux.
Pour inspiration il y…Continue
Added by Alan on October 25, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
I want to make a strumstick out of my old electric guitar. How do I go about doing that
L'un des gros pourvoyeurs est notre hôte C. B. Gitty Crafter…Continue
Well, I've had some problems. I ruined my first neck, rounding over the wrong edge. I started again, this time with maple. It's pretty much the same design. I got all the shaping done and hit it with a couple of coats of rattlecan lacquer. It's not apparent here, but the maple just looks fantastic when the lacquer hits it.
Starting the box work now. Sound holes, and holes…
I recently was with a group with the State of TN starting a new initiative. After a week long series of training was over we were to make an Action Plan for our District.
Right off the bat someone in my group shouted "I'm really interested in [such and such]. I thought "really, that is a project, not a process; it has nothing to do with an Action Plan". A plan was to help state agencies work together to prepare clients to be received by non-profit orginizations so they could finalize…Continue
Don't know if it's just me, or some kind of twist in the cosmic fabric. I built my first instrument, a Cookie Tin Guitar back in March of this year and have since finished eight more. Four canjos, built for the fun of building them, (two of them ended up being given away as birthday presents starting a fun tradition) and four CBGs, (two wood boxes and two paper boxes) because I love the sounds they make and each box…Continue
While another woodworking project had been occupying my bench, I began to learn more about what not to do than anything else. I decide to ask around at some local hobby shops for some advice and came up pretty much empty. What I DID find yesterday was an amazing new shop in town that is for nothing BUT woodworking! Holy snappin' crap, what I never knew! LOL. I spent at least 2 hours in there talking to the attendants and discussing all things…Continue
Added by Ben on October 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The following song is 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 image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should be able to see these three links:…Continue
So I found an incredible piece of flamed maple...I can't decide whether to slice it up for fingerboard veneer or make a couple complete necks out of it. I'm really having touble with the decision, lol. I konw what box /boxes I'm going to apply it to though and they look amazing in my mind's eye...here's to hoping they live up to their potential!