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"I reclaimed a piece of molding that fit perfectly on back of the neck I was working with, so I figured... like everything else.... TOSS IT IN DA GUMBO!!  It's added a little more heft to it and has a nice feel.  The ends are angled to…"
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"The nut is hotglued to keep it from slipping.  I had to go back this morning and add the two eye screws to pull the stings down enough so that they wouldn't buzz.  They're working out very well and it's got a pretty nice…"
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"I wasted two cheap forks trying to bend them to work for the tailpieces on this one and finally gave up on them.  I remembered seeing others using old hinges and looked around a bit before finding some spring loaded cabinet hinges.  Took…"
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"I had to get some special bits in order to remove the screws from the back of this one in order to clean it out.  The little star screws had a pin in the middle of them and my other screw bits and drivers couldn't accommodate for…"
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Over The Edge liked James Matthews's blog post "I sure love making frets!"... said no luthier ever
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"Lol, good ole dollar tree !!  I picked up like 5 of them to use, but never have yet. Spread the word :)"
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"Thanks, guys! Got the logo sanded off on one of the necks I'm working on; need to do it to this one when I get the time. Sorry it's taken so long to respond but the comment box doesn't always seem to want to work in my Firefox…"
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"Yep!   Keep us posted on the progress, so we don't have to 'bug' you!"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
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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).
They're a hell of a lot of Fun to play :)

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"I sure love making frets!"... said no luthier ever

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:07pm 5 Comments

Man, how do you guys do this time and time again?!  It's sucking all of the joy out of the hobby for me. :)

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"Roundabout Vinnie. Oh the music goes round and round and it comes out Here. You do it so natural.…"
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"Hey Beetle. That’s my Red Dog Guitar! Cept for the bridge. I love my Dog! It’s so…"
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"Sure has that bass sound Brian. For a little feller it’s bass beautiful. Nice to see you too."
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"Nice one Sir, reso sounds amazing on the loop."
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"Red Dog heaven, fits your style perfectly they have such good tone, good post."
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