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Project by drbyte posted 02-24-2011 08:38 PM 1254 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first bass guitar. It is a two string cigar box bass, tuned E-A. Gotoh tuners, Cherry neck, large Kristoff box. Sounds real good both acoustic or electric. It has dual peizo elements mounted under maple bridge. I am in the process of winding actual pick-up coils for near the neck but the pickup is not quite together yet. I have already put the wiring in the body and a DPDT switch beside where the neck exits the body at the tail-stock area. Frets are ‘Jumbo’ fret wire. Brass sliding closet door finger pulls were cut and used for sound-hole trim rings. Brass corners on front of box. Strap is from an old nylon tool-tote. This is just too much fun!! I’m taking/gathering/prepping pics for a Cigar Box Guitar step by step blog for anyone interested in trying one of these instruments. I’ll have it ready to post in the near future. Thanks for looking!!

-- Dennis, WV





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#1 posted 02-25-2011 12:24 AM

Nice
I enjoy Seasick Steve and wonder if he has played a bass

yours jamie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RlUwS1LKRs

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 12:45 AM

I think Seasick Steve has/can play anything with strings, he’s pretty good!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 08:02 AM

Nice job again Dennis, can’t wait for your blog ;)
I have already some maple, ebony and rosewood and just waiting to find a nice cigar box to to start planning for my own guitar ;)

And yes, Seasick Steve rocks!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 05:03 AM

Thanks FreddyS. I’ll try to get some additional pics this weekend and get it going. I’m real busy this time of year with my job and other family commitments but it will be blogged soon. Maple will make a great neck and you couldn’t ask for a better fretboard than ebony or rosewood. Can’t wait to see it.

-- Dennis, WV

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