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Project by muesli posted 05-29-2019 03:15 PM 704 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Until now, I am not able to play guitar at all. I am lazy! I would love to be able to play, but until now, I didn‘t have enough disciplin to study playing. But after watching a lot of videos about building and playing cigar box guitars (I highly recommend Shane Speal and Del Pucket), I thought, that could be the right path for me. So I bought a fretless CBG-Kit from Chickenbonejohn, but I changed some things. Not that I am nowing something better, but I wanted to make it my own. Mainly instead of using the dark fingerboard, which will be ideal for shiny silver frets, I made a new one from lighter coloured wood, which I had laying around.

Now this old dog hopes to learn some new tricks.

Oh, and of course this will not be my last CBG-build.

-- Uwe from Germany.





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Ivan

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#1 posted 05-29-2019 04:34 PM

Very special and nice work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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muesli

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#2 posted 05-29-2019 05:57 PM

Thanks a lot, Ivan!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#3 posted 05-30-2019 12:02 AM

If this gets too complicated for you, make one more as a dulcimer.
Being modal they left off a bunch of frets hence left out all the bad notes.
You can only play in a couple of keys without retuning but you’ll be surprised how many tunes are in D, G and A if you build for the normal DAd dulcimer.
Best wishes,
Mike

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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muesli

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#4 posted 05-30-2019 07:01 AM

Thanks a lot Mike! I will keep that in mind.


If this gets too complicated for you, make one more as a dulcimer.
Being modal they left off a bunch of frets hence left out all the bad notes.
You can only play in a couple of keys without retuning but you ll be surprised how many tunes are in D, G and A if you build for the normal DAd dulcimer.
Best wishes,
Mike

- NotaJock

-- Uwe from Germany.

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mafe

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#5 posted 06-04-2019 09:46 PM

That’s so cool!
I never saw an electric cigar box guitar before.
Elegant.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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muesli

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#6 posted 06-05-2019 10:27 AM

Thanks a lot Mad! If you are interested, you can find lots of different CBGs here and on youtube. Nothing is impossible, even shovels or washtubs are used. Easy to build fun projects.


That s so cool!
I never saw an electric cigar box guitar before.
Elegant.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


-- Uwe from Germany.

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Jim

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#7 posted 06-09-2019 05:16 PM

Nice job. l like the strap. Did you put frets on or mark them? The picture below is one that I made, I did mark the frets with a thin marker. I want to make one with frets.

Jim

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-- http://iamawretch.com/

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muesli

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#8 posted 06-09-2019 08:17 PM

Hello Jim,

thanks a lot! Ste strap is just a piece of an old leather belt for comfort and a string to make it longer.
On the image, it seems to be fretted, but it isn’t. These are just shallow saw kerfs filled with colored hot glue. So at the moment, I am trying to learn playing with a short brass slide. But I will make a fretted CBG too. And even the next will not be the last. So much room for experiments – license plate (btw. yours is a real beauty!), resonator from circular saw blade, cookie-box-banjo,...
But for serious learning to play, I will use the fret-less and a fretted CBG.


Nice job. l like the strap. Did you put frets on or mark them? The picture below is one that I made, I did mark the frets with a thin marker. I want to make one with frets.

Jim

Click for details

- Jim


-- Uwe from Germany.

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