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April 2018 Blog Posts (4)

Not a one weekend project

If you read the intro to these series of blogs, it will not be a surprise that I don't plan ahead when building an instrument. (unless somebody asks me to build one) There are no drawings, there's no list of parts and there is certainly not a budget. The way an instrument will…


Added by Triple Chaos Gerrit on April 25, 2018 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Not a one weekend project (intro)

Now, I am one of those people who has never build a cigar box guitar. Really! 

That's because I'm living on a lonesome hill in central Portugal and I just didn't find any cigar box here. Call me a "purist" but I do not want to buy a box or any other part for that matter. Not only because of…


Added by Triple Chaos Gerrit on April 21, 2018 at 5:11am — 3 Comments

string tension or fretting issues

I just recently finished a 3 string and it seems like the strings are a little hard to fret. I have it set up on a 25 inch scale, if I move the bridge toward the neck will it make the strings easier to fret without sacrificing tone quality? It plays great with a slide. I am also wondering if I might have the frets set too low. I am using an 8/32 bolt for the bridge and a bit smaller bolt for the nut.

Added by Danny Gordon on April 12, 2018 at 4:11am — 5 Comments

Tuning low G string in open G tuning

In open G tuning, is there a trick to make tuning the low G string  easier. I am using a A string for it

Added by Danny Gordon on April 3, 2018 at 1:34am — 1 Comment

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