Bob Johnston
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  • Pinehurst, TX
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Bob Johnston's Discussions

Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

I recently discovered some of the shops that sell cigars have scraps of thin veneer that comes in the Oliva cigar boxes.  Cigar smokers use them to light their cigars avoiding a chemical taste.  I…Continue

Neck Width

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Jul 28, 2018. 5 Replies

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow…Continue

Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Bob Johnston commented on Mark C's event 5th Republic Of Texas CBG Festival
"Couldn't wait.  Already in FBG checking out wineries.  At an RV park freezing our patootie off but Saturday weather looking good."
8 hours ago
Bob Johnston commented on Richard Sundberg's video
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Motha Nature

"Nice vid and music Richard.   Motha nature can be a mutha!   I miss the beach."
Saturday
Bob Johnston liked Richard Sundberg's video
Saturday
Bob Johnston commented on Greg Hofherr's photo
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latest box

"Looks great!  I bought two Hot Rail pickups and could never get volume out of them unless they were almost touching the strings.  Changed them out with strat pickups.  "
Nov 8
Bob Johnston commented on Greg Hofherr's photo
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second build 2

"Some very nice details all around.  You are a craftsman!"
Nov 8
Bob Johnston commented on Steven M. Gerardi's video
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Australia Themed Cigar Box Ukulele Build (cigar box guitar)

"Since it's raining I'm starting on mine today.  I saw you only used 13 frets.  I'm leaning in that direction since I  probably won't ever play above the 12th fret anyway.  Looking forward to meeting you in…"
Nov 7
Steven M. Gerardi commented on Bob Johnston's photo
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Build #21

"Very nice!"
Nov 7
Bob Johnston liked Steven M. Gerardi's video
Nov 7
Bob Johnston commented on Steven M. Gerardi's video
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Australia Themed Cigar Box Ukulele Build (cigar box guitar)

"Very nice Steven!  My first build was the same Oliva box and even after twenty more builds I still like playing it.  I've been wanting a tenor uke and never would have thought to build one from the Oliva box.  Guess that's…"
Nov 7
Bob Johnston commented on Scott Schoepf's photo
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17STRONG

"Really nice job Scott.   Great cause.   I loved getting out of L.A. on weekends and visiting SLO several times a year  when we lived there.  Still one of my favorite places to visit even from Texas."
Nov 4
Bob Johnston commented on Poorness Studios's photo
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The workshop

"Looks almost like mine except you can find what you need right away.  I need at least 10 minutes.  Also, Lagunitas is front and center on mine."
Nov 4
Bob Johnston commented on Jim Morris's photo
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Coffee Tin Fiddle

"Very nice Jim.like Dave said you do a great job makung your own fingerboards."
Oct 29
Bob Johnston commented on Bob Johnston's photo
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Fretboard fo #21

"Thanks David.  "
Oct 22
David Bowes commented on Bob Johnston's photo
Oct 19
Bob Johnston liked BUGGY (C)'s video
Oct 18
Bob Johnston liked Randy S. Bretz's photo
Oct 18

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet search
How many instruments have you built so far?
one
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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"I'm going to try Shane's fret masking approach on my next one. I've generally…"
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"Thanks 'UJ' & 'Bones', never thought about it that way, but your right!, it…"
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⭐My New "4 Strings" CBG !!! ⭐

"Very enjoyable Paul. Soft and mellow on the ears. Thanks!"
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The Resurrected Sweetheart | An Intro to "The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles"

"Beautiful chords you’re plucking there Glenn. You have the right voice for it too. Thanks."
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Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Back to the drawing board, damn.
"Hi Robbie, sorry for the delay in answering your question. If I wanted a tinny sounding guitar I…"
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"A bit loud for me Andries:D). I had my earphones down to about 1/3 volume. So your vocal was hardly…"
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