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At 4:18pm on May 3, 2016, Elissa said…
I can email you photos and sizes of the boxes. I'm not sure how to go about it on here. Send me an email and i will reply. elissa_mcphaiel@hotmail.com
At 12:25pm on February 11, 2015, Joe Caruso said…

Hey Loco - good to hear from you!

The pickup works just fine. I used electric guitar strings. As to alignment - the neck is aligned to the body, the 3 strings are aligned to the neck, and the pickup is centred on the box. End result is the outside elements of the pickup aren't positioned near any strings and likely don't pickup much if anything. You should not have any problem using them on a four stringer. As always, your choice on the width of the neck to position them strings exactly where you want them relative to the little silver dots on the pickup. 

I have seen some builds where the pickup was put a slant to have all the strings on a 4 strings positioned over the whole pickup - if you don't mind the looks.

Hope this helps. 

At 5:59am on July 23, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;


At 11:22am on September 22, 2013, Don Tucker said…

Hey thanks Loco.

At 6:46am on September 21, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Loco

At 10:06pm on September 17, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks loco

At 9:49am on September 3, 2013, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comment on No.29

At 10:25pm on April 12, 2013, Reeds Taylor said…

Some good clean work there Loco....nice work

At 6:53am on April 10, 2013, Steven Reiter said…
Yes you will have to cut f holes to get any acoustic sound. Without holes it will not produce much sound.
At 11:23pm on April 2, 2013, Gadsden Guitars said…

Thanks for adding me Loco, and thanks for the kind words. I'm flattered you find my work inspiring. Yes I do sell guitars, email me and we can talk about it. gadsdenguitars@gmail.com


At 6:50pm on March 30, 2013, Yellowbelly Flatt said…

Thanks for the friend request Loco.

At 12:53pm on December 17, 2011, Bear said…

Great sounding ukes of yours, Loco! Thanks for the comments and friend request, too!

At 12:42pm on October 28, 2011, George Callihan said…
Oh yeah, Loco I will post pictures. I haven't assembled yet so will snap a few and post!
At 12:29pm on October 24, 2011, Careless John said…

Cheers Loco, Ben made my 4 stringer and tuned it DGBE, so Ill take it down to DGBD 1st, but will experiment and let you know how I get on with things.



At 9:51pm on October 21, 2011, Uncle John said…
Good deal!
At 8:20pm on October 21, 2011, Uncle John said…


   I and some others have the best success on videos by joining youtube(free).  Uploading there and embedding to the nation.  I am no computer expert, but ask if you have trouble.

At 7:23am on October 14, 2011, Juha K said…

Thank you very much for the comment.


At 2:59pm on October 10, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you for your friendship Loco. My guitar teacher Bob Brozman plays the Charango too.



A wonderful little instrument. I know what you mean. There is only so much time in a day and focusing on one or two string instruments is best. Although, I apply my knowledge of one instrument to another. Open G tuning is very useful for 3 string (GDg), 4 string (Dgbd), 5 string (gDgbd) or 6 string (DGDgbd) Maybe Charango too?

Enjoy, Keni Lee    

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