BenBob - Yes, this is my design. Originally, I used it on my 6 string CBG with the large box. Then Darren Dukes of Back Porch Mojo, designed this Keni Lee Signature model 3 string CBG. He made 20 and they sold quickly. Currently, he is still building sporadically, but working and earning a living has got in his way. LOL Enjoy.
Hi CA neighbor---thanks so much for listening:-) I see you've joined the songwriting group, it's an easy going bunch...!,,fun--finding time to write songs,well,.seems to be at a premium lately---!LOL.........have a sweet weekend!
After our chat about the problem with scattered topics and FAQ's the other day, I decided to start a new group In hopes of getting some of this information in a central location.
It is "intermediate building tips". Check it out if you like.
Thank you for your comment. You open up a great area for discussion because as you know it is impossible to cover this topic in a short video. I don't want to sound impersonal, but real art expresses a personal perspective, a concept, an idea. If part of your persepective includes considering the perspective of others, then you express this too. Art is not always intended to please others. It is also used to get a reaction. Make people think. When you start catering to the audience, for fame or profit, this is a form of commercial art. Many great artists never rose to notoriety because they were so controversial. They were not marketable. Although, connecting with others on a personal level is very empowering. My intention was to encourage players to be true to themselves. Stick to their guns and not let others stand in the way of their art. Some will love it, others will hate it. Don't get caught up in this. Stay focused on developing the art. I appreciate your imput. Enjoy.
The AFuente box that I made in reverse worked out well, it does have about an 1/8" dip in the top from the string tension and my bridge is only about 1 1/5" from the end. But it sounds nicer than the front side AFuentes I made before this one. I just got 3 more and will build them all in reverse. I may try a small stiffener also.
The montesino has a better back than front also, but I like the label so it will be front side up. I did not know your icon was a label, was a surprise when I pulled it of the shelf and there was BebBob on the box, lol.
hey there, you know 'eye-hooks' -- like a screw hook only fully closed -- they come in everything from TINY tiny to pretty darn massive -- I just picked a medium-small size that seemed like it had a little heft and a long enough screw to mount deep into the wood and not bend at all.
hay man, I built my first a little while ago -- and made some happy accidents along the way. I'm sure you've already scoped out a bunch of samples for inspiration...but maybe swing by my page and look at the cool string retainer I did on mine -- I threaded a bolt through some eye hooks and ussed a file to file down the threads between the eye hooks to a smooth shaft...came out sold and kinda caveman cool. Thought it might give you an idea ... Best of luck -- ET
Welcome aboard, Benjamin! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).
Up in the Free Resources menu at the top, you will see a number of plans for building and playing cigar box guitars/ukuleles/banjos/dulcimers/violins. I encourage you to download any of the plans, take a look at them, and ask questions from there. Also our site is VERY searchable. I bet you your questions have already been asked, so take a few moments and look around.
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