I'm going to put images here of the blueprints. I took the photos and just have to upload them. I bought all the hardware too. Just thinking now if I didn't want to use laminate and was going to use iron, brass, or aluminum reinforcing bars how thick would they need to be for an instrument with 12 strings on the front and 12 strings on the back.
Two of the strings on the back are thick. The fattest is .095 but they haven't got as much tension as a bass guitar which usually has…Continue
Added by Gregory Einar Turner on March 1, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
Ted mentioned Zither pin tuners are viable for a lot of strings in a tight place plus cheap and easy too. Passive aluminum truss was another good suggestion I received. I also liked his idea about using Steinberg type bridge tuners on both nut and bridge positions so my instrument won't taper like a guitar as it would if using the Steinberg nut.
Added by Gregory Einar Turner on February 3, 2015 at 1:51am — No Comments
HEy hey folks! So i am attempting something a lot of friends have suggested i try: a kick starter project. I have an album worth of new material I am wanting to lay down on some funky home-made guitars, one man band style, and was hoping some of my brethren and sisteren help out, I have a link to it below,thanks!
Added by Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen on November 18, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…Continue
im obsessed with stomp box Efx im currently researching tremolos and delays any pedal fans i know it dont apply to everyone but i just put together a monster pedal board and already started a new one. i just gotta Ibenez tube screamer at a pawn shop. it ads some grit drives my preamp. compared to my didgitec Bad Monkey i like the BM best more versatile tones cause of Bass and treble controls but both are capable over drives…Continue
just came across this extensive gdg chords and scaleshttp://issuu.com/djbyrne/docs/gdg_3_string_cigar_box_guitar_scales_and_chords
Hoping all of our European friends in Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Greece, Apeldoorn and Italy will be listening online. ...will tour there again soon!
The promos for this broadcast will start airing this coming Friday through Tuesday. The show will air September 2nd, 2014…
Added by billy jones bluez on August 26, 2014 at 12:37am — No Comments
Hi. I want to make a banjo CGG thing from a biscuit tin. I thought I could put 1 inch size holes around the side of the tin. Any ideas on how I could drill or cut them into the tin?
This is my first build, a lap steel with piezo pickup and volume control knob, repurposed neck, being played in March 2013 at Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver, Colorado.
Added by Peter Faris on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!Continue
In the middle of XIX century for sure there were musicians who performed classical pieces using home made instruments such as cigar box guitar. But, unfortunately,…
Added by Cpt. Nemoff on July 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Hi Every body, my name is Greg Tanner, I am a retired chef living in Townsville North Queensland Australia, which is not as far down under as everyone else .
I am doing a degree at James Cook Uni in New Media Arts, which entails Photo Media, Media Design, Visual Arts and Music and sound, so I have not had much time to make any cigar box guitars, but I have a break coming up soon so I am going to start to build one, I will send some photos of the build when I start.
I hope to…Continue
Added by Greg Tanner on July 2, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments
We now have a website CBG etc
Added by Tony Davies on May 22, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Electric Slide 3 String Guitar made from Wooden Spoon, Dental Floss
3 string electric/acoustic resonator slide guitar spoon. Beechwood body was a serving spoon designed and manufactured by Kikkerland. Handwash only. String scale is 7 ¾ inches nut to saddle.
Resonator is repurposed from discarded paper towel dispenser. Spring mounted inside resonator to create reverb through direct transduction is from a discarded ballpoint pen.
Strings are hand wound J&J…Continue
O.k. gang for those of you who don't know I'm somewhat of a gardener. Well, gourd planting season is almost here. I thought maybe if anyone is interested in getting a few or even one I could plant a few more this year. So If you think you maybe or are interested in getting a gourd to build some sort of noise maker let me know. Just send me a message and I'll make sure you get one. Have a great morning world. :)…Continue
I realize I haven't really posted anything here so, here it goes. I am new to the whole cbg thing. I just got my first cbg and am enjoying the heck out of it. I learned a few tricks in the past 10 or so days and am now working on some songs. Right now I'm learning some Etta James. Converting it from an old bluesy feel to a new acoustic blues thing.
I joined this site because a friend told me about it. Let's see... I'm not sure what to write but I'm open to questions :)
Added by EarthLvr on May 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley Band`s New Single
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Added by Soulcatcher & his DooFa Diddley on May 5, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments
A scene from the Hobbit?
Or the front yard of the new Club Ted & Crocker Guitars shop in Stuart, Florida?…Continue
The NEW American Bluesman loves the Handmade Music Clubhouse.
Added by billy jones bluez on March 10, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments
I was really surprised to find this book.http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9781895569629
It is a book on making cool instruments form cardboard that can be played as well.
I was looking for a domra construction drawing, but found this :-)
Added by deedee on March 8, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments