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particulars about working or mechanic work on cigar box guitars or any type guitars

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Dead first fret A string on banjo??? Help please

Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 3, 2014. 2 Replies

Morning All,Trying to put the finishing touches on my banjo and in tuning I found that the first three frets on the A string (4 sting tenor banjo) were dead. After raining the bride i got rid of the…Continue

hand miter saws

Started by jeff weins Jun 6, 2012. 0 Replies

I like hand tools. After spending the majority of my working life (23 yrs) as a mechanic in a noisy factory (plant closed in 2007 at the start of the recession, now working as a baker much better). I…Continue

Do Long-Stemmed Tuners Exist???

Started by Jim Kasmir. Last reply by Jim Kasmir Nov 22, 2011. 7 Replies

     I've been having a problem.  I like to use wood that is a bit more than 3/4" thick for my necks...but I just started making slanted headstocks as detailed in the new book by Mike Orr.  Problem…Continue


Started by bairfoot cajun. Last reply by bairfoot cajun Jan 10, 2011. 4 Replies

i am adding a series of 3 pics showing one advantage of building yer own frames for cigar box guitars

Tags: build, feliece, san, vintage

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Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:10pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:07pm
first step  cut the bottom of the can leaving half inch connected to the can bottom.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on August 13, 2011 at 4:06pm
Comment by bairfoot cajun on July 10, 2010 at 4:09am
red brick guitar took mechanical engineering to build a guitar around a brick

Comment by Buttermilk Music aka Norm on July 6, 2010 at 1:45pm
well I'm gonna take the plunge and build a little fancier CBG. Thinking of a 4-stringer. 3 strings will be for regular git playing wired to plug into their own amp and a big ole honkin' bass string for the top string wired separately for a bass amp. No problemo up to this point... been there done that enough times.

I want to line the inside of the CB to cut down on any type of humming and all that jazz. I also plan on trying my hand at adding a pickup for the 3 strings and one for the bass string. Plus all the fancy knobs and gadgets that go along with 'em.

School me up if ya would : )
Comment by Gene on March 14, 2010 at 5:21pm
Comment by chris ekelman on February 22, 2010 at 6:59pm
Comment by Russ Wright on February 6, 2010 at 12:07pm
Thanks Tom for guiding me to this great site.
Comment by rodney fruits on January 2, 2010 at 2:39pm
good idea. your no glue concept was used on my license plate build. from there i went to new frames on some other builds, works great. Thanks for the idea.
Comment by Cogdell boy (Robert J.) on December 20, 2009 at 10:51am
Great idea for a group , I belive we could all learn a thing or three from you .. Glad to be here ..

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