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Sanding and Shaping.

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 8:20pm 0 Comments

I've started sanding and shaping the neck and headstock. I added a few pics as well.



The neck/headstock is oak 1x3, and I am wondering what type of wood might make a good raised fingerboard? I've been using an acoustic guitar of my father's as a visual reference.



I've tapered the neck back by roughly 7mm on each side. It's not quite even on both sides but that doesn't bother me too much. I'm having fun seeing where I get with this as I keep working on… Continue

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Posted on October 9, 2009 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

I am building my first Cigar Box Guitar. I 've never played guitar before of any sort, whenever I tried to learn, it was always on a right handed guitar, by a right handed person. Being a lefty, I wasn't able to get a feel for it in my youth.



I'd seen a few videos on Youtube of cigar box guitars, and really like the blues sound that one can play on them. Currently I have an empty Cohiba box, and a piece of oak in which I am attempting to shave and shape into the neck and head of the… Continue

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At 10:02am on October 12, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Nicholas! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBB, CBU, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!

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