Hey everyone (anyone who might be reading),
Loving this CBNation site !
I'm a terribly musically challenged individual. You could set me out in the wilderness and although I could find a way to make a knife, build a hut, tell me my supper depended on contributing something musical and I guess I'd starve.
Thank goodness I discovered the 3 String instruments.
I currently have a very pretty (I mean manly) 3 String Stick Dulcimer and am amazed I am figuring some stuff on it. I ordered a double Piezo pickup to wire it (ok, it's a presoldered harness with the plug in).
It then crossed my mind, whilst trying to learn the little beast, I'd love to make them (see note above about being able to build stuff).
Then I had to go and find these Cigar Box babies ! confusion now ensues because of the two fret styles (simplified or full fret). Luckily I see BOTH are being made and am encouraged to build a CB Strummer.
After hounding the board with a few questions.... I FOUND A FEW CIGAR BOXES !!! after a day of traveling !
They are smaller, like 5-6 inch x 8 inch, and 7 inch x 9 or so. But hey, a strummer only needs a small box -- and I just might take the piezo setup for the box instead !
--So, not only is there a terrible selection of boxes in my area, but there are no part supplies. So, afraid it's going to be an Order Everything job. Nice exotic woods are available for necks (I know this cuz I use them to build my custom knives... or I did), and if I build my own non-CB strummer -- so that's something.
Well, before this degrades into verbal diarrhea, I will cut it off with just a big ...
THANKS TO CB NATION and hope to update this as I move along in my musical endeavors.