First Cigar Box Guitar Builds #4: Gettin' close... very close.

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Blog entry by Woodknack posted 05-22-2012 06:21 AM 3414 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Old school dulcimer frets. Holes drilled, 12 gauge copper wire hammered into a staple, then pounded into place.

I got excited near the end and just rushed putting everything together. The copper nut I had planned was way too high so I improvised with a piece of scrap ply, will go back and redo that later. The tail isn’t finished or glued. The strings aren’t cut. I used zither pins instead of machine heads (I had a bunch and thought, why not?). Here is a pic, semi-finished, tuned to open G.

A quick sound bite right after tuning.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 04:06 PM

Wormil nice guitar have only seen this once before band i saw couple of years ago .and the guy playing the guitar played the hell out of it. had great sound . good luck with it

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