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Making a fake Guqin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tres Seaver Sep 11, 2011. 3 Replies

I'm wanting to make a Guqin, a zither type instrument shown above. The instrument has no…Continue

3 String Electric Guitar Bridge Placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mortimer Mudbutt Jan 28, 2011. 7 Replies

I'm trying to figure out the proper placement for the bridge for a scale length of 25.5 inches. I assumed the the distance from the nut to the top of the bridge where the string passes between the…Continue

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Jack Daniels Tin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Babcock Jan 3, 2010. 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,I obtained this Jack Daniels tin off EBAY a while back and I'm just staring to work on it. What can put on the metal to protect it from further scratches? I'll add more pictures as work…Continue


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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Just by chance when browsing the Cigar Box Nation site
What instruments are you building or playing?
In the final stages of completing my first 3 string resonator. Just started making a tin resonator dulcimer.

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Double Neck Guitar

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 10:23pm 4 Comments

I will give this a shot and see where it goes. The concept is to use a La Flor Dominicana cigar box, where the bottom neck will be a 3 string electric guitar. I'm leaning towards making one of those "blues chimer" I've been reading about. The upper neck will be a lap style dulcimer (also 3 strings). …


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