Cigar Box Guitar

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Project by Gee posted 11-23-2011 03:22 AM 1622 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift for my son in-law. I made the neck out of red oak with a mahogany fret board. this was my first time I
made a fret board it was tough getting the frets smooth kinda made a mistake when I installed the frets I should have cut the under side of the frets so they wouldn’t have stuck out . sounds pretty good when I played it. hope he likes it.

-- Gee ,Florida

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 04:21 AM

I see a nice looking cegar box guitar like that and all i can say is. Shades of Bo Diddly.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 06:24 AM

Very clever

-- Be gentle I am only new to the game

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 07:10 AM

Three strings??
Is that what “Cigar Box” guitars are supposed to have?

I’m not being critical; I just don’t know.

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 03:31 PM

I always wanted to build a Cigar Box guitar, never could get my hands on a decent cigar box.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 05:51 PM

Nice looking cbg for the first. you were talking about the frets sticking out I would set the action high for slide playing. he should be a happy camper.

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 12:49 AM

Crank49: three strings is common they make 3,4 and 6 string models

Tennessee: you can get boxes at a local cigar shop I paid $3.00 for this one. sometime you can find them at a flee market to.

B13: Thanks for the comment, your right about the fret height I wish I would have used jumbo frets would have made playing easier.

-- Gee ,Florida

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 01:20 AM

now there’s one of a kind!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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