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CB Gitty 9x12 box Kit: who has used it, how do you like it, what are the potential issues youve found with bracing, top attachment, whatever

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Oct 6, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi I'm in Ho Chi Minh City, and the dearth of folks willing to gie up cigar boxes (The Humidor is the big retailer) has got me in a twist. I finally decided to eat the massive postage cost and order…Continue


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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Been coming here for a while now...
How many instruments have you built so far?
Just one in the States, but want to build more here in VN.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I made it. I play it. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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Getting Close but man it's tough in HCMC

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 8:00am 4 Comments

It's proving very expensive to build cbgs in Veitnam. I can't find any cigar retailer who will negotiate on boxes. Getting a tool isn't just a matter of running down to your big box home store - every type of retail business here seems to congregate to the same zone or street (need a tool, go to tool street), and there's the language barrier and the buying of counterfeit tools.

I need a damn drill of my own. Went to Saigon MakerSpace the other day and was sorely disappointed -…


first steps

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 7:37am 3 Comments

I got some really rough 1x2s and hand tools today in HCMC, quite the accomplishment. Basically I went to the wonderful Mr. Binh (of Guitar Binh Handmade Guitars), who sold me a lovely acoustic a couple years back, and he told me where to get wood and tools. I forgot a few things, but was able to hack down the 1x2s to get rid of split ends. Tomorrow a trip to the Humidor (the only real cigar retailer in Saigon)? Maybeeeeeee....

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