Just curious here. I've noticed almost all CBGs have sound-holes anywhere but under the strings like a traditional guitar. Why is that? Is it because the actual "real-estate" of the cigarbox lid…Continue
"Hi, I'd like to add a few points of interest and answer some of the question on here.
As I have mentioned in the past I have carried the experiences and understanding I have gained over years of building acoustic guitars over to the building of…"
I'm somewhat of a CBG newbie myself, so consider that fact in my reply.
I could see that the lack of bracing that a formal guitar would have underneath it's top may be a factor. I could imagine some deformation occurring over…"
"Just yesterday I was at the big orange-box store and found a shower-drain cover that will be perfect for my build.
Thanks for all the replies. I'm already planning out my next dozen guitar designs and I haven't even cut the neck for…"
"I have avoided the center hole because of the neck through design. But I have had good success with the acoustic builds concerning volume.
My latest build is strictly acoustic and the volume is amazing. The placement of the hole was more necessity…"
"It’s because we put em’ where we want em’? No rules, “this is where I want it”approach. Lots of builders don’t like seeing the neck peaking through the sound hole, but you can paint the neck to camouflage it some?…"
"One answer is: Because there are no rules.
But that, doesn't really address your question.
Since most builders use a neck-through design, a big hole in the center of the box under the strings would be somewhat restricted for sound.
If you look…"
Just curious here. I've noticed almost all CBGs have sound-holes anywhere but under the strings like a traditional guitar. Why is that? Is it because the actual "real-estate" of the cigarbox lid is too small or because the neck would be seen in the hole? Or maybe a combination of all the above?TIABill WSee More
"BRAND New to this whole cigar-box guitar, 1,2,3,4 string(s) guitar.
Been fascinated by these instruments for several years but just haven't had the time to give it a try. That's fixing to change. In fact, just bought 4 boxes…"
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