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Unidentical twins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Ridgeway Nov 3, 2019. 7 Replies

A pair of 4 string CBGS (champane box guitars)2 great boxesSpanish cedar necks with voluteBrass brigade and nutOil finishThanx for lookin!Continue

Wiring question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Oct 11, 2017. 5 Replies

I bought the prewired mini bucker and i have a white wire that goes to nowhere?

 

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Ben Ridgeway replied to 3 Chord Ziggy's discussion Walnut overload in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Oil finish on all my builds due to allergies The more coats the harder your surface If I'm working with a porous wood and need some filler I do a 120 grit sand and put on a couple coats of oil, then do my finish sanding and re-oil It's a…"
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Ben Ridgeway replied to James Pobog's discussion The more I use piezos...
"I like em for that skwank, hahaha Add a cap at the output jack and let it wail That being said, most of my builds end up magnetic/piezo and a 2 way switch"
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Ben Ridgeway replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Neck Stock? Where you find?
"You're welcome sir, glad to help"
Feb 9
Ben Ridgeway replied to Paul Craig's discussion Guitar kits
"Built several Stew Mac kits, always learn something and it's just plain fun Sign up for the membership and get free shipping! Great for people like me who always forget something on their order!"
Feb 7
Ben Ridgeway replied to Mark Ballard's discussion Neck Stock? Where you find?
"Hibdon Hardwood has irregular neck blanks at a very reasonable price A guy can get 2 CBG necks from each blank The Spanish Cedar is a personal fave"
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Ben Ridgeway replied to David's discussion Fret size
"I primarily use med/med If the action is set right you can fret or slide Jumbo tall frets makes for easier fingering but you'll get a lot of slide chatter My 2 cents"
Dec 30, 2019
Ben Ridgeway replied to David's discussion Fret size
"Medium tall, medium wide"
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Ben Ridgeway replied to Southpaw's discussion Large boxes/Ideal Sizes
"I like big boxes and i cannot lie!https://photos.app.goo.gl/zkAr4fxXKG1VwYLC8"
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How many instruments have you built so far?
On my first buid
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Love the guitar but my fingers are ruined from yrars of holding a tattoo machine
3 string neck is comfortable and 1 finger playing ability is a blessing.
Plus , i like to make things?

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At 11:04am on November 26, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thank you Ben ! for your kind comments ! appriciated !

At 11:33am on March 4, 2018, Don Craig said…

Hey Ben, thanks for the friend request.  I like your two-stringer, I'm working on one now, just because.  I'll have it posted in a few days.  Don Craig

At 9:30am on February 27, 2018, Ben Ridgeway said…

Thank you sir 

At 2:47pm on February 26, 2018, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

Happy Birthday Ben . 

At 2:07pm on November 28, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
hey Ben long time .... glad your on board what are you building ...
 
 
 

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