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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Jul 8, 2010. 1 Reply

Has anyone else experienced problems in editing comments in reply to a discussion? Usually after you have uploaded a comment it allows 15 min to edit. But sometimes I have noticed there is no…Continue

Anyone want to try a tri-can resonator?

Started Feb 23, 2010 0 Replies

I came across these cheap aluminium moulds on ebay which could be useful if you feel inclined to try a tri-can resonator. See Barefoot Cajun's tri-can resonator for ideas.  Regards  John D…Continue

 

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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
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My first build

Here are some photos of my first build. I am very happy with the results. Looks good and sounds good.

Couldn't find any cigar boxes readily here in Newcastle (Downunder!) so used a Jasart painters box.

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At 3:04pm on July 28, 2010, Bear said…
John -- Really well-made instruments! Got a question about the bar on the Partagas and Fuente guitars: What is that bar? Is it sitting on the pickup magnet(s) so it acts as an extension? I like it! Suits a cigar box guitar well.
At 12:44pm on July 8, 2010, Mike Willmouth said…
Here's my attempt at loading the How To Make A Headstock PDF file:
Making Cigar Box Guitar Headstocks.pdf
At 7:54am on July 7, 2010, Mike Willmouth said…
John, I did make a headstock PDF file but couldn't figure out how to post it on Cigar Box Nation. If you send me your email (or email me at jmikew@juno.com) I'll send it to you.
At 10:17pm on March 27, 2010, Bill Ludeman said…
Hi John, My Piezo blog is posted - let me know what you think, Bill
At 2:12am on November 21, 2009, Paul Thorley said…
Hi John,
As far as I know in pickups ,the more winds/stronger magnets you have, the fatter/louder the sound will be, so the bass pickups will probably work well. Bear in mind that electro-magnetic pickups respond mostly to the string movement, not the resonance of the actual guitar top so as long as your strings are steel you should be right.
At 4:26am on November 17, 2009, Mike Ptolomey said…
Hi John. Mike Ptolomey here. Yeah I did'nt add sound holes as I read in the manual I have that some people think it does'nt make a difference (I thought it would) so as this is my first try, and holes are easier to cut than fill, I would have a go without them first. Sounds ok and I have fitted a piezo pick up too. This guitar I bought as a kit of raw materials so it had all the bits except for the stainless screws I used for the bridge and nut, oh and the ab shell (that came from the beach). I did do all the shaping on the neck as it was timber stock.
At 9:31am on November 6, 2009, Will Carter said…
Hi John, welcome to the fold mate! Good to see us up to 2 dozen....
At 9:46pm on November 5, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, John! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!

Tres.
 
 
 

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