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MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Sweet!"
Dec 31, 2018
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Great job Greg! I have that exact tin and also intend to build a 4 string from it using that same mag pup.  It's a ways down the build list at the moment, but love the looks of yours."
Dec 29, 2018
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Dec 27, 2018
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"I can't compete with Shane's 5 string electric, but how about a cigar box Kalimba?  Keys are from an old leaf rake, resting on a piece of CB Gitty fretwire and clamped tight under a piece of 6" heavy wall aluminum tubing. …"
Dec 22, 2018
MadGomer replied to Brendt Evenden's discussion looking for sound hole advice in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Agree with Rose. As I look at it, if I decided to put holes in it (only after playing it for a bit) I'd probably stay small, maybe two 1" holes plugged with screened grommets in black or a pewter finish (personally not a fan of chrome),…"
Sep 7, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Build 3 in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very nice, shoot us a picture of the final product!"
Jun 17, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Bridge Placement in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"For a given scale length, your nut and bridge absolutely must be separated by that distance (leaving a little wiggle room on the bridge end for intonation adjustment) or your fret spacing for that desired scale length will be completely wrong. If…"
May 27, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Lots of possibilities Eston, but I'd create a rectangular frame that fits into the box, and sandwich the nut end of the box between the neck heel and the frame, running the screws from the inside of the frame, through the box end, and into the…"
May 16, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Paul said. For a three string guitar I think you have a good chance of saving it."
May 16, 2018
MadGomer replied to rodger moore's discussion Glues? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm generally a Titebond guy"
May 14, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion First Build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like it, that's the same box I used for my first build. I suspect with the thin pine neck you'll have a lot of bowing though, so you may need to back that up with another board for the lower 12-15" to stiffen it (I did). Will it be…"
May 14, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like side dots too. I prefer to use relatively dark stain on the neck, and copper wire makes a really nice looking side dot on those."
May 9, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Fret Board in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Duck said. It really depends on where you've selected to place your bridge, scale length, and physical length of your box. If I did my math right, with 24 frets you'll have roughly 1 1/2" of overlap onto the box for your…"
May 9, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Head stock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Doug, since you're adding a fretboard at the end, you could probably get away with thinning the headstock before gluing it to the neck, if that makes the job easier. I've just fretted the neck on most of mine so far, and was always worried…"
May 4, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Head stock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Not sure if I am interpreting your question right so will take a couple of angles on this. I usually thin the headstock after glueing up the scarf joint and have confirmed where I want the nut and tuners located. I take the material off the top face…"
May 4, 2018

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