Just finished Jasper,my first build fueled by an interest in luthiering that began while researching Fallen Fret, my novel of the blues. A subsequent viewing of the cigar box movie led to my determined effort to build a CBG. Used my long-dormant finish carpentry experience with a few curse words I finally put the strings on yesterday and savored the first twangs.

I built the neck from a spare bottom stair rail. Fretboard came from a planed-down dresser drawer; I'd noticed the quartersawn oak front panel when loading it for the dump and kept it for 15 years. Wide drawer pull from the same bureau works fine as a bridge. Added a plate found on a junk steam engine to the top. Chrome saddle came from an old meat skewer.

Overall, a fine experience greatly aided by Cigar Box Nation and C.B. Gitty supplies (frets and sweet-sounding Southbound strings) Next build, a 6 string electric.

Views: 117

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Korrigan on April 18, 2018 at 6:53am

Nice job RJ and welcome aboard!

Comment by Donkey on April 17, 2018 at 11:31am

RJ, you've built yourself a fine-looking instrument. And your resourcefulness in using materials you had on-hand is inspiring.

Thank you for sharing your work.

Comment by Paul Craig on April 16, 2018 at 2:33pm

That looks great RJ.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cbg snare

Started by Matt Schaller in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. 6 hours ago. 7 Replies

fret cutting jig

Started by Alan Dillard in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Geordie Hillbilly 16 hours ago. 2 Replies

The first sale

Started by Blues Frog in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Blues Frog on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Tap Tuning

Started by Ken I in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Blog Posts

3. German CBG Festival

Posted by Markus Gaiser on September 16, 2018 at 3:42pm 1 Comment

..absolute authenticity!

Posted by billy jones bluez on August 18, 2018 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Other woodwork

Posted by Tom E on August 16, 2018 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

kannel/ kantele (Baltic psaltery)

Posted by Tom E on August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Norbert commented on Norbert's video
Thumbnail

Song without name. Any ideas? ;-)

"Loook here:http://www.original-flatpup.com/index.phpBut this is not my side, Andries, the flats are…"
7 minutes ago
Norbert posted a status
"Look here: http://www.original-flatpup.com/index.php this is not my side,Andries, the flats are from Elmar Zeilhofer/ Vienna."
11 minutes ago
single string sideshow commented on single string sideshow's video
17 minutes ago
George Shannon Hagerman liked Cpt. Nemoff's video
20 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Norbert's video
Thumbnail

Song without name. Any ideas? ;-)

"`Foot Stomping`Howdown ! was on your site for a original flat pup ,did not see any price? need…"
22 minutes ago
George Shannon Hagerman liked Matt Schaller's video
28 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Cpt. Nemoff's video
Thumbnail

Чукотский кавер на "Come Together"

"Shaman Indeed! grooving up slowly  fav instruments ,drums , mouthharp, diggerido, CBG ! great…"
29 minutes ago
Norbert posted a video

Song without name. Any ideas? ;-)

Original Flatpup (Elmar Zeilhofer/ Vienna)
30 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on single string sideshow's video
Thumbnail

single string sideshow - last impression

"ElectricHobo laying in human waste, come and try a little taste ! eazy peazy! "
33 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Highway 51 revisited mix

"Fast & Raw ! Just how we like it ! "
38 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_1139

"Neighbourday baking contest my son and i enter the spiral cooky we won second prize, the lemon cake…"
44 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER posted photos
48 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service