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Camacho boxes: advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 14, 2017. 3 Replies

I love these boxes, i think they look great whenever i've seen a CBG made from one.I have 2 of these boxes and have procrastinated for far too long. I'm now planning on making guitars from them.Does…Continue

It's not as easy as it looks! - my first build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Estone Villan Nov 22, 2016. 11 Replies

Ok so:I ruined loads of necks getting to this pointRuined loads of fretboards and realised i can't saw straight.I don't have enough room above the first fret.I have a bridge that's off setMy tuners…Continue

 

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"Used a jamjar amp kit. First attempt and all that."
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"It's beech. The missing piece was far too thin thanks to a stupid idea to not add wood to the back and a bit hole for a pick up. That part is in the bin and the box ruined.It was in a Camacho box and will probably go back into one if i can…"
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Estone Villan commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes it'd be good as a deer whacker when the zombies attack if i fail to find a way to fit it to a box.Also, it's the best i can currently do so to me the neck is worth the effort."
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Estone Villan commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like the sound of that. Thanks, i'll give it a try."
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Estone Villan commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for the advice.Glue the heal into the box and screw through the box and heal (losing the heal on the outside of the box)Orglue the heal on to another piece of wood (maybe shape it to look like part of the heal) and screw through that, butting…"
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"I have about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch of surface area on the heal. Is that enough to glue to another piece of wood and be stable enoug"
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How many instruments have you built so far?
2 Ukes, 9 CBGs, 4 Diddly bows (1 half scale), 3 Kalimbas, 1 amp
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 the fact that you can take something that is discarded (a cigar box) and make something with such a distinctive sound that looks so cool

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