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Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2. 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. 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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"Thanks BrianQ.  Picked up a few lonestar drawer pulls so had to make good use of them.  Especially here in Texas.    I have some wine grapes pulls for a couple of builds using barrel staves  I brought back from Paso Robles…"
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"Nice build Derek.  Did you use #1,2,3 & 4 strings?"
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Test Drive in D

"Very nice sound and playing Derek.  This should be on a Windham Hill album.  "
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"Thank you Maddog.  Just got a look at your latest amp.  Real sweet looking."
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"Thank you Rev.  Made quite a few mistakes building this one but fortunately they were fixable."
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"Thanks Brian.  "
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"Thanks Unc.  Enjoy your vids so keep them up."
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"Thanks Jeff.  Had fun building it.  Won't use purple heart for fret markers again.  They kept splitting."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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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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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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