Bob Marioni
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Cigar Box PA System

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Marioni Sep 18, 2015. 7 Replies

My next project is going to be a Cigar Box PA system. It's going to be made from two large rectangular cigar boxes I have. I am going to mount a 50 Watt amp module inside one box with two large full…Continue

Harbor Freight Japanese Pull Saw for frets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Marioni Jun 6, 2015. 6 Replies

I am a new member and this may have been posted before but I just wanted to post a few pictures that may save someone from ruining a fret board or neck using the Harbor Freight Japanese Pull Saw as a…Continue


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Bob Marioni commented on Rand Moore's blog post New CBG Build: a 3-stringer with a 24" Scale Length & Diatonic Scale
"Great build. I may try this on a future build. Thanks for posting."
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Camacho 6 string

"Nicely done!"
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Bob Marioni replied to Shane Speal's discussion Selling Cigar Box Guitars at Festivals: Things I've learned. by Shane Speal
"Thank you for this. I have a show in May but I may pull out as there is no way I can have enough inventory build by then. Every instrument I build gets sold with a couple of days on Etsy combined with Facebook. My word of mouth network have been…"
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Bob Marioni replied to Richey Kay's discussion Richey Kay #31 - my first solid body in the group Solidbody city
"How is the pine body? I can buy 1/2" pine boards at home depot an cut the neck slot and pickup and other cavities in one piece and clue a solid piece to the bottom. This way i won't have to route them. 1" seems like a good thickness."
Jan 26, 2016
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Solidbody city

CBGs, cookie tins.. They're great.. But sometimes a neck is just too nice to stick in a recycled container... And sometimes you just gotta rock out.. Post pics of your solids, get help, share tricks and jigsSee More
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"Excellent job! This information is extremely valuable to me!"
Oct 22, 2015
Bob Marioni replied to Brian Revels's discussion Scarf Joints and Tuners... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I cut the scarf joint and use my orbital sander to thin it to 5/8" or on a straight neck I cut it down to 5/8". Tuners fit fine then. Sometimes I use a thinner, wider board and cut the scarf angle on it. Then I cut out the shape I want and…"
Sep 19, 2015
Bob Marioni replied to Bob Marioni's discussion Cigar Box PA System
"I'm going to go for the Eminence guitar speakers on this one. I've decided to go all the way on this build. Thanks!"
Sep 18, 2015

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