Hi everyone, my name is tim.
I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.
I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!
I am going to start with some plans and ideas for the build. So here goes. Some/most of these ideas i have borrowed from this site so if i ever forget to mention who's idea i am pinching please forgive me.
I have 1.2M 40mmx18mm Tasmanian oak for the neck. i also have a 1.2M 40mmx8mm piece for fret boards.
I am going to use Wayfinders split pin fret method . I have some found booker rod cutoff i can use for the bridge and i will use a 5 or 6mm bolt for the nut. I am going to use a 600mm scale length 3 string instrument.
this is the box i have
any ideas or better ways to do things Please feel free to let me know i am a very open and helpful person. Looking forward to payback all the knowledge i have gained from this wonderful site.