November 2017 Blog Posts (8)

First ever build

As of 1 hour ago I have officially completed my FIRST EVER build.

The last time I built literally anything was when I made a box as part of my technology GCSE coursework - a box with countless nails sticking out and faux-fur matted with black paint. A box that broke no less than 4 industrial staplers and a saw in order to complete. A box that has meant I have been labelled as someone with no craft ability for about 13 years!!

I started on 08/11/17, and worked a couple…

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Added by Holly Hodson on November 29, 2017 at 5:25pm — 3 Comments

Old Time vintage Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Hi, if you are interested in building cigar box guitars, I am making cigar box guitar pickups with Vintage Tobacco art. 

I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars.

If you would like to make your cigar box guitar have a unique look and feel.

Visit http://www.reddogguitars.com/  and just email me,…

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Added by 3 String Guitars on November 21, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Raffle for Christmas dinners.

Club is getting a head start on fundraising dinners for families in need. Most of us have been there but too proud to ask. We don't wait for folks to ask, we raffle guitars and give away food shopping gift cards.

Jason Weaver donated a beautiful 6string traveler we're drawing on in December. So here is a great idea you can use for your community in your area to give just in time to warm the hearts of many.

St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Club @ Hwy61roadhouse.

SD…

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Added by smilingdog1 on November 18, 2017 at 4:59pm — 14 Comments

3 Lessons for the Blues, Slide Guitar & Cigar Box Guitar Building

Three brand new lessons for playing the Blues, tasteful slide guitar & getting the best tones from your cigar box guitars.

NEW TODAY:  Quick Blues Lick of the Week:  The T-Shape Riff   A seriously badass…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 15, 2017 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

First attempt

Finished my first attempt at a CGB today and I'm feeling a bit let down right now - I knew there would be warts but there were more than expected. A few things that will go down as learning experiences:

1. There was too much work that happened on the neck and fretboard before gluing them together; as a result, the fretboard didn't really lay down flat on the neck and there are gaps all along the edge (despite full clamping).

2. Using small brass eye bolts as the tail to hold…

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Added by Sean Murphy on November 11, 2017 at 4:02pm — 8 Comments

Community CBG

Big community in blue and CBG in france in this forum...
I rather like it when people exchange... ^^^

http://www.cigarboxguitares.fr/

Added by CesariniWolff on November 6, 2017 at 6:16am — 4 Comments

Here's my last one, the twin of the one I made for my brother already presented here! Still on the accordion base, you still have to finish all this and connect it to the amp! :)

Here's my last one, the twin of the one I made for my brother already presented here!
Still on the accordion base, you still have to finish all this and connect it to the amp! :)

Added by CesariniWolff on November 1, 2017 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

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Added by Gary Lacoste on November 1, 2017 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

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