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Tap Tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Can tap tuning be effectively applied to a CBG? The only thing I can see that might be done to effect the tuning of the soundboard is adding bracing.  Does anyone have any thoughts or experience in…Continue

Tags: board, sound, tuning, tap

Upcoming CGB festivals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle Fred Jun 4, 2017. 3 Replies

I am searching for upcoming CBG Festivals, particularly in North Carolina. There is only one event listed here on Cigar Box Nation and it's in Missouri. Where is the best place to find listings of…Continue

Does finger board and neck stock need to be planed?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Saraceno Dec 3, 2016. 10 Replies

I am preparing to build my first CBG. I have collected some tools and cigar boxes. I am going to buy my wood for the neck/fingerboard this week. I will probably buy my wood at a big box store. Does…Continue

Tags: neck, gluing, board, finger

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"I don't think there is any way to go to far with a CBG. If you can find a way to make a simple box sound better go for it! "
Wednesday
Ron Lutz replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"I have found excellent results placing the bridge at the rear nodal point.  inside box length X 22.4% to find placement from tail end of box.  If one holds a piece of wood between thumb and finger and tap the wood while held in different…"
Wednesday
Ken I replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"First I want to thank everyone for their opinions. I think I agree with the general consensus. These are CBG's. A huge part of their charm is the fact they are "home made" from found materials. Introducing professional guitar building…"
Sep 17
Taffy Evans replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"Hi, I tune the soundboard and back of the acoustic guitars I build, I always have done. But with the limitations of a cbg, as small as it is,I think is it worth it or even beneficial to creating a better sounding instrument. Some builders have used…"
Sep 17
Paul Craig replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"CBG's are simple instruments, often made of crude materials, using crude construction techniques  and often used to play crude music styles. Of course that doesn't mean that you can't make a CBG with better materials and using…"
Sep 15
Kirk replied to Ken I's discussion Tap Tuning
"My own personal thoughts, please don't take offense.  But if you're going to brace and tap tune, just make an acoustic 6 string, and not a CBG."
Sep 14
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Tap Tuning

Can tap tuning be effectively applied to a CBG? The only thing I can see that might be done to effect the tuning of the soundboard is adding bracing.  Does anyone have any thoughts or experience in applying this technique to a CBG?A web page discussing Tap Tuning.http://siminoff.net/art-of-tap-tuning-addendum/See More
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