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Kalmario commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"hey guys, been visiting the USA last month (i'm from NZ) and meet a guy in Calico (the ghost mine town) who made cigar box guitars. he was making a big sale so couldn't stay and talk but would love to see some of his work.  if anyone…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
from the old forum days
How many instruments have you built so far?
hard to say maybe 20?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
never ceases to amaze me how many ways there are to skin a cat so to speak, when it comes to CBGuitars. to many slide players though.........:)

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At 5:36am on March 12, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Kalmario, thanks for your like on the Maxi Uke, (guitalele) that rezzo looks interesting ! & that four Partagas, great set there on the Wall !

Greeeeeettssszzz From Holland !! A.D.

At 3:00pm on October 30, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hello Kalmario ! Thanks for your like on the Octonal CBG Build , new vid out on the Nation now whit sound sample (acoustic) Honey Bee Blues ! greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 8:44am on February 27, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Kalmario ! Thanks for your Like on the Bone Witch appriciated greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 7:01am on October 29, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for your like there Kalmario ! Appriciated ! Greeeeettsszz A.D

At 10:34pm on August 18, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Kalmario,

Thank you for the comments and compliments on my #23 build.  It is very comfortable as when you hold it by the larger whole it is almost perfectly balanced and is not top heavy on either end.  Lots of work on this one but it definitely paid off.  Thanks again.

At 6:26am on December 9, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Kalmario for joining my group. Feel free to add to the discussions or ask questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs:  http://www.ebay.com/sch/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee 

At 1:54am on June 20, 2011, Peter Taylor said…
hows things in cambridge do you ever come up Orewa way.
Sometimes i pass through cambridge

I have made 6 up to now and starting to sell on trade me enjoy making them
At 8:26am on March 14, 2011, Bluesheart said…
Thanks for your comments!
At 5:20am on September 30, 2010, Jawbone said…
We've nearly met several times....it's Ray from Tauranga (flyingcrow)
At 9:19pm on April 13, 2010, rodney fruits said…
Thanks Kalmario! Yes, i do make my own pickups.

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Bolt-On Cigar Box Guitar Neck and Other Building Tips

Posted on October 18, 2015 at 2:30am 6 Comments

More tips and a bolt on neck visual.

  1. Much has been said about thinning tops and bracing them. I would go a step further and say try to have the top and bottom sound boards vibrating differently (i.e either braced/not braced, or differently braced- use ladder on…

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