So, about a week ago I got this bug to build some instruments. I found a book on Amazon (handmade music factory). Book looks good has some nice instructions.My question for the group is: Where do you…Continue
"I have tried suggest most of the ideas ie: thrift shops, flea mkts, cigar shops and they are all good places to score a box or two. As far as cigar shops go, the going price seems to be $2 for paper & 3 for wood. Most of the paper is wood…"
"when i finish one of my cbg i take itto my locale cigar shops[ a half dozen ] . When the see what i do they either give me any emptys or sell for $2.. also bought this pan lid at a dollar store made this 4-string. sounds like a banjo"
"I like the idea of making a CBG for the local tobacco shop. I recently visited one shop that had some boxes selling @ $2 & $3. I picked two & when the clerk asked if I wanted anything else. I bought 2 cheap cigars for $1.83. She totaled up…"
"It's not wood, but I've had acceptable success using gallon olive oil tins. Some of the art work is great and they are very sturdy. No need to cut a sound hole in front, just pull out the pouring spout."
"I'm also new to CBGs and have acquired boxes from several sources. I've been to several tobacco shops and was given a few at one and bought a couple at another for $2 each. I ordered a group of 10 random boxes from a place called Cigars…"
"The local thrift store is one of the places i hit on a weekly basis`s. I like using old silverware boxes for reso builds plus they always have a large assortment of cookie tins on hand. Another idea that i`ve done is make my local cigar shop their…"
You should be able to find cigar boxes at any local cigar store. Most cigar stores keep their empties to resell to the general public for CBG's, pencil boxes, photo storage, art projects, etc. Some cigar stores will even give them to you…"
"I was lucky enough to see DTB when Derek was something like 19 o 20 years old. It was the bands first tour. We caught them at a small bar gig in Austin. Even that young he was crazy good guitar player. I've seen him several times since either…"
So, about a week ago I got this bug to build some instruments. I found a book on Amazon (handmade music factory). Book looks good has some nice instructions.My question for the group is: Where do you source materials from? Things like wine boxes, whiskey boxes, cigar boxes. Any sort of wood box that I can use as a starting place.Any suggestions greatly appreciated.Thanks,DanSee More
"Hello My Name Is...Dan Perkins. I live in Kyle, Texas which is just south of Austin. I'm primarily a bass player, though I play guitar and try my hand at piano too.
I recently bought a book on Hand Made Instruments. I haven't…"
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