"Thanks for the info. Again, sorry it took so long to reply. I tried a few times at the time of this posting but it wouldn't take for some reason.
I had a setback as I've had surgery recently but I'm finished with my new CBG.
This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
"The B string could be tuned "down" to G.
The Essential Pages on the right top of the page will have lots of building info for you.
Box bracing is good if it's in the right place. Neck length gets figured when you choose a scale…"
Greg here from OhioGot inspired to make CBGs while in Nashville.I intend to make a couple different styles but I’d really like when I’m good enough to make some memorial instruments for some family.Got my 3 string CBG kit from CBGitty for my 1st build.I’m kinda cheating as I bought a neck instead of starting from scratch. All it’s saving me though is the head stock as it has a scarf joint. Which I assume the bolt nut goes on the flat part just below the joint?The box is more rectangle at 10…See More
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the uniqueness and simplicity of them.
I like the sound as well.
I like that they can be built and played as simple or as complex as you wish.
I was in Nashville for my cousins funeral and that's when I got the inspiration. I hope at some point to make some CBGs with him and his brothers picture (who is also passed) to give to family members.
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