RTZGUITARS
  • United States
Share

Music

Loading…

RTZGUITARS's Friends

  • Richard Sundberg
  • Rose Ericson
  • Darryl Tuttle
  • Bruce
  • Rick Alexander
  • Sotiris Skandalakis
  • Alan Garrett
  • Sincerely, Iris
  • 14 buck bass (aka antonio)
  • Loraine Walker
  • Rob Ingram
  • Steve Mattox
  • SmartyPants196
  • Ted Hartman
  • Downtown Vinnie

RTZGUITARS's Discussions

First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter yesterday. 21 Replies

Post a pic of your first build with short description.My first is a Cohiba box Les Paul Jr. copy. W/sound hole next to neck. and vintage p90…Continue

Thank you Mr. Sleep

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes carl Aug 5, 2017. 4 Replies

I found out a few days ago that Dan passed away,  as I have not logged on in a while. I know that inside this community is a small family of people who started and own this site, and that Dan was a big part .He was the guy that help us keep our…Continue

$5 Fret Bender

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose Ericson Jun 10, 2017. 5 Replies

  Screen door wheels every hardware store has them.1 set large 7/8in. 1 set small 3/4in. screen door wheels 1/4 in thick piece of wood you will need longer bolt them come with the wheels. Drill 4 holes two for the bottom wheels 1 1/2 in. apart,…Continue

Sap or Mold tonewood ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar May 8, 2017. 8 Replies

So I sanded the ruff off and found this, there was some worm holes with black around the hole but not near these spot. OK Luthiers is it sap or mold and what bleach do I do it might sand out but it might not?…Continue

Ugliest & Oddest Build Challenge!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike mayer May 2, 2017. 156 Replies

This is not a contest there is no prizes no winner no loser hopefully a few laughs.                                        Rules#1 Post a pic of your ugliest homemade instrument. Or oddest.Please post the picture in the comment so people don't have…Continue

Tags: Showusyourbuttafacebuild

Potless tone control best capacitor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS May 2, 2016. 60 Replies

So this is just a question on what capacitor does the best job controlling a piezo rod?While I'm at it what do you find to be the best saddle material for piezo rods.I have tried many different combos and wanted to hear your ideas on this.One thing…Continue

Cheap Saddle slot jig.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Feb 17, 2016. 14 Replies

Thought I would post a cheap easy way to make Saddle slots in bridges. You can make compensated or straight like a classical.Make the board long so you can feed the bridge with your finger away from the router bit I'm using a 1/8 in. Just drill two…Continue

Tearing Down Memories. A Banjo Man's Story.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Jan 21, 2014. 4 Replies

  Banjo Man bids farewell to Candlestick Park  Going to a 49ers game at Candlestick Park means tailgating and traffic jams.…Continue

Add any effect to you kit amp .

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Oct 29, 2013. 5 Replies

After trying to build tremolo effects and distortion effect for my amp I decided to do it the RTZ way.I build my LM386 amps with volume and gain control and they work great just like Giddy kits or any ones kits, but put a good pedal in front of it…Continue

Box Symphonie (hurdy-gurdy)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathon Pickett Feb 14. 8 Replies

I have wanted a Hurdy-Gurdy for some time may be burnt days watching Jimmy Page with glowing red eyes I don't know..  Just started looking on line this is about the right design. Has anyone built or know anyone who has. Any imput plans or ideas…Continue

 

........Welcome To RTZ Guitars & Amps At CBN

Repurposed Tone Zone

We support these sites 

                                          and hope you will                                             

https://donate.vh1savethemusic.org/donate/charity/vh1savethemusic/0?widget=1&utm_source=Web&utm_medium=STM+Site&utm_campaign=Generic+Donate+Button+

http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/WarriorCare/SitePages/WFCC_Requests.aspx     

             

 

  

Latest Activity

Timothy Hunter replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"not quite finished as i have the pickup to put in where the 2 holes are. Induction pickup as we…"
yesterday
Matt Schaller replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"this beauty was my first!  Gave it to my sister in law for her birthday, she was soooo pumped!"
yesterday
Taffy Evans replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"Hi, well my first instrument was not a cbg, it was a mountain dulcimer, the one pictured. It had…"
Monday
Tim Connor replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"My first, from a smoked salmon box I found at Goodwill. The neck is an oak 1x2 with a maple…"
Sunday
Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"Cool. nice work on that"
Saturday
Paul Craig replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
"My first build was a couple years after my dad had passed. He smoked cigars a lot though my youth…"
Saturday
Paul Craig liked RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built
Saturday
Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"A couple of views of the case....."
Sep 19
Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"nice looking guitar. I like handmade cases. I have done a few. please post a pic of your case. "
Sep 18
Lonman replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"heck yes, mighty fine job on this. "
Sep 18
Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"After buying and building Gitty's kit I wanted to try another one. The result was the…"
Sep 17
Kigar replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"First build - Undercrown box, oak neck, pretty much a basic build overall.  Spray varnish on…"
Sep 16
Hans replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Yeah, but I really suck at playing slide..."
Sep 14
the anonymous pick replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"It does  seems to have been the seed  to get it right .  very nice line up indeed .…"
Sep 14
Hans replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Following the Anonymous Pick's suggestion to post "not so great" first attempts,…"
Sep 14
the anonymous pick replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"Indeed  , some mighty fine entries here , congrats guys .  Ans don't be afraid to…"
Sep 12

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Tree people from the far Northwest
How many instruments have you built so far?
28
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
the box sound man the box sound

Comment Wall (78 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 4:00pm on February 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi RTZ ! Well The Cally song is exclusif for the Cally fest, so it sounds a bit stange singing that for Montrey Box Festifal , i had load of info of the fest and went there virtualy so the spirit came and i wrote the song, dont have that yet whit the MBF but who knows? but yet again im no robot , there has got be be some connection ! but you dig right? Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 6:31pm on December 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

I loved the Hag.  I stole some of his take on the lyrics for Darling.  Did you know he played a musician character on the Waltons and did that song? 

At 4:29pm on December 15, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Yup ! Thanks RTZ !

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Strings and pickups

Started by William Wright in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

New Double Neck Canjo build

Started by JP Lace Master in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master 12 hours ago. 6 Replies

digital tuner

Started by Brent Kasl in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Titch the Clown yesterday. 8 Replies

Cbg snare

Started by Matt Schaller in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Saturday. 8 Replies

fret cutting jig

Started by Alan Dillard in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by steve hale on Saturday. 3 Replies

Tap Tuning

Started by Ken I in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Sep 18. 6 Replies

Blog Posts

3. German CBG Festival

Posted by Markus Gaiser on September 16, 2018 at 3:42pm 1 Comment

..absolute authenticity!

Posted by billy jones bluez on August 18, 2018 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Other woodwork

Posted by Tom E on August 16, 2018 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

kannel/ kantele (Baltic psaltery)

Posted by Tom E on August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Mineiro´s Blues posted a video

Blues Gaita & Cigar Box Guitars.

“Confira os melhores momentos” Tarde de Blues na 3º Exposição de Orquídeas no Parque Vicentina Aranha. #parquevicentinaaranha #cigarboxguitarsmineirosblues #...
19 minutes ago
Derek Rose commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

ROAD WEARY. Downtown Vinnie/ Richard Sundberg

"Good collab guys. Nice vibe and mellowness."
26 minutes ago
Derek Rose liked Richard Sundberg's video
27 minutes ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly posted a photo

Pick upin my Victory

Vol & tone 250 K pots 27 mm pizeo I'll change it out when my wicked bucker arrives .
49 minutes ago
Daniel Hulbert liked David Pfeiffer's photo
1 hour ago
Daniel Hulbert posted a video

Spaceranger Electric Ukulele

This tenor electric ukulele is modeled after a Musicvox Spaceranger electric guitar. The circuit board top is from an old ethernet switch.
1 hour ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Vrijday Night Woman A D Eker 2018

"Thanks for your Like Kirk ! Appriciated !"
2 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Vrijday Night Woman A D Eker 2018

"Hi a Nancy Great Halloween Poster ! love it ! Thanks for posting ! Greeeeeettsszz To ye !"
2 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Vrijday Night Woman A D Eker 2018

"Thanks Wes ! glad you liked it ! Greeeeettsszz A.D."
2 hours ago
Dave Gatton posted videos
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Dave Gatton's video
3 hours ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
Thumbnail

Table for Three

"Zappalicious! "
3 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service