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Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters - CBG HQ


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

Location: titanium swamplands
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Latest Activity: May 11, 2017

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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

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Comment by Tom Lanford on November 26, 2009 at 11:18am
Great idea for a group! Thanks Cajun.
Comment by Ted Crocker on November 21, 2009 at 3:11pm
Great group Cajun, everyone can learn a thing or two or 20 from how you build.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 21, 2009 at 2:59pm
i do a lot of instrument building without using glue so that they[the instruments] can be taken apart to apply more levels of improvement in stages to get a better result upon completion. just was wondering if this method could help others,and if so i would like to share my ideas and theories to help others get the same results while working on their own projects.my theory can be applied minimally or can be used to the maximum potential of the imagination of the builders ideas.

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