These two instruments represent the application of principles I've learned building a few CBGs to the creation of some CBG-like instruments. But they aren't guitars, and they aren't made from cigar boxes. 

The first is a hand-drum banjo made with plans I found at Banjo Hangout: 

The second is a license plate banjo with bent red oak sides, a white oak top, maple neck, cherry fretboard, and walnut tailpiece: 

The top is attached traditionally, with kerfed lining, which you can see here. Easy to make with a box joint jig on the table saw!

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Comment by Tony Epling on Wednesday
Cool
Comment by Korrigan on July 10, 2018 at 6:45am

Beautiful banjos Jim, nice work!

Comment by Jim Brown on July 9, 2018 at 9:39am

This relative beginner appreciates the encouraging feedback!

Comment by Lonman on July 7, 2018 at 9:14pm

wow, really good job on that first banjo. 

Comment by Taffy Evans on July 6, 2018 at 8:10pm

Hi Jim, I do like those banjos, nice clean work too, good stuff.

Taff

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