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Dreaded HUMmmmmmm.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jun 10, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi Guys,I thought I was ready to Rock'n'Roll but.....I have a twofold query.Firstly. I do not have a solder or experience in electrics etc.. so I got a 'Disc-o-Tone' prewired embedded Piezo pickup…Continue

Volume Pot at 'Zero' position....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Jun 7, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi Guys,First, thanks for all the input to my last query. Top guys :))As I know nothing about electrics, I have one more tiny query....The centre (we'll call it the 'cut-out' in the centre of the…Continue

fixing volume pot to lid...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colum Burke Jun 7, 2014. 15 Replies

Hi Guys,Probably dumbass question and more than likely covered before... but...hole drilled for volume pot... fits fine... but the little 'v' like hook that juts out parallel to the threads is…Continue


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My First CBG Build...(Pt 2)

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 4:30am 6 Comments

Part 2

Hi y'all and thanks for coming back to see my progress.....

As I mentioned previously, I got 2 boxes. I thought, as this was my first build, I'd leave the nice one aside and use the basic Romeo & Juliet Box. 

It was not in the best of condition and the Irish Government Health Warning was very unsightly. I decide to strip it back. I removed all I could by hand. …


My First CBG Build...

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:53am 1 Comment

Part 1

Hey all you CBGers out there.

I hail from Dublin, Ireland so I'm a loooooong way from the Delta!

Nearly finished my first basic 3 string fretless. No woodwork experience at all, no man-cave, tool shed (just a shed full of crap), or tools for that matter, Just a 2yr old daughter running wild when I get a few precious moments in the day to drill or sand something! LOL

Has been a real eye opener. Kudos to all you Guys'n'Gals for your wonderful creations.…


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At 2:35pm on July 25, 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 and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;


At 7:01am on June 9, 2014, darryl kernaghan said…

thanks for the friending Colom,any help i may be able to supply,you,re welcome to

At 7:49pm on June 8, 2014, Wichita Sam said…

glad to be your friend. "anything, anytime" I can help, let me know...

At 10:47am on June 6, 2014, Scruggy said…

Ive yet to start my build so prob not the best to advise you, you prob know more than myself! In relation to learning how to play as a complete beginner ill help as best I can! Be sure to put pic up of first build would love to see it! Your in same boat as me no fancy tool shead! Lol


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