Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its a full acoustic with EQ and bridge pick up. I built it on the lines of building a full acoustic guitar, just to see if the extra thought an effort would make a difference in such a small square box when compared to my other CBG's.

I'm happy to report that I find it does. Volume is up, but more importantly it has a good even response across all strings. I now have a nice loud solid bass that compliments the treble strings when playing thumb/fingerstyle slide. It's has  more of a woody quality tone than all string sounding.

The top and back are book matched and pretty thin, maybe 2mm and have braces inside. the sides are also thin 2.5-3mm The top is Cedar and back and sides are Black Wattle. Neck is Maple and f/board rosewood.

Peghead overlay, bridge and soundhole surround are also Black Wattle. Nut and Saddle are bone.

All tone woods are quarter sawn as are the spruce braces inside. Binding around the top is Rosewood with marquetry inlays. Inlay also goes around the sides.

I think I stuffed this post up. Never mind enjoy

Cheers Taff

 

 

Views: 184

Comment

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman on January 8, 2017 at 9:04pm

In a word: BEAUTIFUL!!

Comment by Taffy Evans on January 8, 2017 at 5:18pm

Hi Guy's thanks for the comments, I saw quite a few more somewhere but they are not here so thanks to you guys also.

Uncle John: I bolt my 3-4 necks the same way but with a small neck block.

Kigar: here's a photo of the bracing, I'm always thinking minimal, that top has got to vibrate. it is not even glued to the neck block so as to have more vibrating area.

also a couple of extra photo of the build.

Cheers Taff

 

Comment by Diglydog on January 8, 2017 at 1:25pm

That's a very tidy piece of work.  Really nicely done with superb detail.  Great job !

Comment by Uncle John on January 7, 2017 at 6:56pm

That is a beauty.  Good work and I'm glad it is a good sounding good player.  

I am kind of wishing / thinking about a bigger box six.   If I do it, I will try to remember and maybe repeat how you did the bolt on neck.

Comment by Kigar on January 7, 2017 at 11:02am
Very cool! Must be some interesting bracing around the soundholes.
Comment by Lonman on January 7, 2017 at 10:35am

well done.

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

Latest Activity

KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"What a monster! What does the that weigh 300lbs? I wouldn't have storage or the ability to…"
39 minutes ago
Taffy Evans replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"Hi Hooch, ha ha, it was in the yard of a place I worked at, not being used, big old cast iron type…"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick replied to Mellowmuso87's discussion Resources for Australian cigar Box guitar builders!
"Here's over 900  members ,…"
1 hour ago
Myron Joe Hickel liked Randy S. Bretz's video
3 hours ago
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"Lol That means I'd have to drag the washer outside and do a load of laundry while running the…"
3 hours ago
Doug Krantz replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"could run a pony belt off the washer to power the sander"
4 hours ago
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"36" cut with a 2" blade! What did you do start a saw mill?"
4 hours ago
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Building a micro shop for the work area challenged!!
"I started making one of these but ran into a major snag half way into the build. The wife got…"
4 hours ago
Greg Tiffany commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Old Dutch

"Looks like a Corvair. Great Tune about a great car,"
4 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Old Dutch

"I’ll take one of those early models Buggy. Nice sales music. Traveling music. You sound like…"
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Sound Hole and Wicked Bucker

"He’s got to live behind strings John. Hope he likes it."
5 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Jack Brady's discussion To put finish on a paper covered box or not?
"Hi, the Shellac I am familiar with is normally very thin and runny, unless I mix it to a thicker…"
5 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2020   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->