Hi all, It's been a long time coming but the new buildings are finished at the school and I can start the Cigar box guitar classes once again. I start this weekend and will continue from now on. I had to change the classes for the last few years to things like jewelry making do to not having a place to do the shop classes but that has come to an end. I'll post pictures as I can.
California Conservation Corps.
South Lake Tahoe Ca.
Added by Larry McPheeters on March 4, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments
cigarbox guitar heaven is very peacefull place,only 3 members on line,
Added by john keith bean on February 4, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments
I was shopping at the local Guitar store today and thought about buying a new guitar stand.
then I thought "hey, I can make one".
so I went into my garage and sorted thru the wood pile and came up with this.
I decided before Christmas I wanted to have a go at making my own magnetic pickups, and put it on my to-do list for the new year. I studied this guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Guitar-Pickup/ extensively and ended up taking inspiration from a few other sources to come up with a design, here is the process:…Continue
I had ordered a selection of 5 cigar boxes on line. Three of them will make guitars, one was given to the wife and the last one became my first CBG amp.Continue
I have been up to my eyeballs in all kinds of stuff, so have been way out of the loop here.
My latest are some bass dulcimers, solid body, polyurethane strings and piezo pickups. Here's a little page I put up on them.
It's not exactly cigar box, but it is in the spirit. This is made from one piece of wood. Even the cover to the pickup compartment is from above the peghead.…
Added by Mario Poggio on December 7, 2013 at 4:01am — No Comments
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT BEATING TIN BOTTOMS TO A RESONATING SHAPE.
FIRSTLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Select a tin less than 10cms deep and at least 20cms wide. It is hard to move a hammer inside deep tins.…Continue
For those new to cb fiddle building, permit me to share some hard-earned tips to get you started right.
1. Getting Started: If you want to build a full-size (4/4) violin, it is critical that you get the correct measurements for the string length from the nut to the bridge, and the height of the bridge must be the same as a real violin. Bear in mind that a violin has an arch top, which raises the bridge height. Your cigar box will have a flat top, so to compensate, you must angle…Continue
Thanks for making contact. Not sure when I will next be in USA but rest assured I will be in touch when I do. Good luck with your CBG building
Added by Phil Thomas on November 11, 2013 at 3:33am — No Comments
Some pics of my Dirtbox Amps! Buy secondhand guitar amps and rehouse the guts in a new home!! In this case a 50's picnic box and a Bacardi cooler box. Different boxes create different sounds but great for jamming at home. Its possible to remove the entire electrics without dismantle but get them checked before use. Happy hunting.
Jeff Dirtbox guitars
Added by Jeff Sacree on August 27, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments
This is an interesting licence plate i've had for a while and finally managed to make something with it.
Started off with some 2x2 bubinga and english yew which i cut into strips for making the box. Also have some sonokeling cut for a fretboard.…Continue
Added by Michael J King on July 13, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments