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  1. 3-String Guitars Build

    I've just finished up the first two out of four of the 3-string guitars (and maybe more) I am buiilding for my grandkids. They sound great to me, but I am not very musically literate. I plan to take them to a real musician for their opinion and critique soon. My wife plays a little and she...
  2. Cigar Box Dulcimer Strummer

    This was my last project for 2012. I finished it & strung it up last night. It's a Romeo & Julieta cigar box. Neck is salvaged pine with medium jumbo frets and dulcimer fret spacing. 24 3/4" scale length. Ebony friction tuning pegs. Mojobone rod piezo bridge / pickup. Bone nut. Violin fine...
  3. Cigar Box Guitar-Montecristo Box

    First Cigar Box Guitar for a while. Life has been in the way of down-time in the shop! This is a Cherry neck and a Montecristo "Monte" box, satin black with gold and red trim. Tuned CBD. Piezo pickup on underside of lid. 25 inch scale. Fret markers are inlaid Walnut. Black covered tuning pegs...
  4. Cigar Box Guitar

    Hey, fellow woodworkers! I recently completed my first cigar box guitar. The process was very enjoyable, and I hope to make several more! (It's addicting!) Parts: - Cigar box Picked up a handful from a cigar shop for a few bucks each. They come in various shapes and sizes, which is...
  5. Cigar Box Guitar Case

    This is a 'universal' Cigar Box Guitar case I made. It's big enough for a 2-string bass I have in the works. The sides are 3/4" oak ply. Top is Antonio & Cleopatra cigar box lids and sides laminated onto 1/4" plywood backer. There are two walnut 'rub-strips' across top to protect the 6 coats...
  6. Cigar Box Guitar--Number 5--Perdomo Box

    Cigar Box Guitar number 5 using a mahogany Perdomo box. Mahogany neck, 25 inch scale. Brass skeleton key for bridge. Three strings, tuned to open A, played with a small slide. Medium fret-wire. Brass sliding door pulls with backs cut off for sound hole trims. Piezo electric pickup inside...
  7. Cigar Box Guitar #2

    heres the second cigar box guitar ive made. Its a punch paper covered box with a maple neck and walnut fret board. piezo rod pickup under the bridge. sounds pretty good!
  8. Toasted Head wine box dulcimer strummer

    A friend gave me this 2 bottle ply & pine wine box, knowing that I like to make instruments out of cigar boxes & such. After resizing it to fit my needs, it was perfect. Made a neck out of red oak & carved a bear on the headstock to go along with the bear theme on the box. Dulcimer fretted with...
  9. Cigar Box

    My Second cigar box guitar Made with a Mahogany fret board, I In put inlays in the fret board and finished with 10 coats of hand rubbed shellac.
  10. 3 strings fretless CBG (cigar box guitar)

    Hi everyone, this is the finished project I been writing about in my blog, you can read all about it and see some more photos here Me being left handed and the fact that in most places is really hard to find instruments for lefties just planted the seed in me to want to build a guitar a lot of...
  11. cigar box guitar #3 dulcitar/dulcimer strummer

    this is my 3rd cigar box guitar. did this one with diatonic (do re mi etc) fretting like a dulcimer. 22" scale with maple and mahogany laminated neck, 1/4 sawn african mahogany fretboard and a macanudo cigar box. came up with a simple tail piece just using screws. i havent seen anyone else do it...
  12. Mongolian Horse Fiddle inspired Dulcimer

    This dulcimer's shape & style was inspired by the Mongolian Horse Fiddle. I don't know why I was inspired to make this, it just needed to be… Even though I bastardised the Mongolian National Instrument by turning it into a dulcimer, I hope I paid tribute to the Asian design & look, with an...
  13. Cigar Box Guitar

    Neighbor had us over for a cookout on July 4th, and one of his hobbies was, for a while, building cigar box guitars. So he brought out his, and played around with it, and then said "so here, I have this stick of maple and these tuning machines and this pickup and this cigar box. You should build...
  14. First Cigar Box Guitar

    I recently finished my first cigar box three string guitar. So happy with it. Read more at the blog https://www.lumberjocks.com/deebee15537/blog/130318
  15. Cigar Box Guitar #001

    This is my 1st cigar box guitar. The box is an Aturo Fuente. The neck was made from a 3 foot piece of 1"x4" poplar from the home center. I ripped it in two, glued the faces together and sized it down to 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". I then shaped the neck free hand with a drawknife, rasp and files. The...
  16. Blue Haze Cigar Box Reso 'Chicken Feed'

    Latest from the Blue Haze Cigar Box Guitar shop. This one is a resonator style. Four strings for 'slide' playing only. The resonator is a chicken watering pan that normally screws on a mason jar to supply chicks with water. Two pickups are in this one with a blend pot, one under the wooden...
  17. Cigar Box Guitar & Amp

    This is my first cigar box guitar and amp. This project was a blast to build. My son in law is an excellent guitarist and I built it for him. I learned a lot about guitars in the process. I made my own bridge and saddle, learned how to file the nut, fret the neck, how to tune a guitar and make...
  18. The Brick House cigar box guitar

    One of my stringed instrument creations…started out by finding that small sampler box at my local cigar shop. Then i just happen to have a large brickhouse box and thought wow they would look great together in a guitar build. I added some nice looking exotic`s to it to spice it up a bit. The...
  19. Cigarbox guitar

    I recently finished this cigar box guitar for my son. The box I got from a local cigar shop, the neck is made of oak with a bit of maple on the headstock. and was mostly shaped with a spokeshave. The fretboard is maple and the fret markers are oak inlay. The tuners are from an old Fender squire...
  20. Woodworking Skill Share
    What are your "tips and tricks" (and challenges) re: getting the wood smooth? (sanding, scraping, planing, ...) Gateway to all Tips & Tricks Topics
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