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Tim LaFave
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  • Corinth, NY
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
From www.cigarboxnation.com, of which I am a member.
What instruments are you building or playing?
I have been building cigar box guitars and amps, and fiddles. I am planning to build a cigar box uke and a tin can banjo. May try my hand at some other things, like an electric washboard. I have created and built a unique rhythm instrument, a foot-tapping percussion pedal that gets strapped on the foot for some toe-tapping, wood block effects. I play many instruments, among them the musical saw and am learning to use a theremin.

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Tips On Building A Better Cigar Box Violin

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 8:50am 1 Comment

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…

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At 11:40pm on September 4, 2014, railroadDon said…

thanks for your coment on the red wing build

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At 11:41am on April 21, 2014, RIGuitars said…

There's a lot of great stuff on this page.

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At 9:49pm on December 24, 2012, Ted Hartman said…

have a Great Yuletide/Christmas!

 
 
 

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