cigar box guitar

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Project by will delaney posted 05-11-2012 08:47 PM 1101 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of the LJ have posted cigar box guitar so I thought i would give it a try. This was a great project! There was a lot of research into the making of a guitar which added to the fun. The cigar box is made of cedar and the neck is fretted and made of walnut. I used General clear coat as a finish sanded down to 320.Learning about the history of these guitars and build one seams to be addictive. Before I was finished with this one I was looking for cigar boxes to build the next cbg. Now to find the time to learn how to play.

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 09:31 PM

Very cool, man..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 10:35 PM

Great idea! But of course I gotta ask… does it play as nice as it looks? :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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will delaney

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#3 posted 05-12-2012 12:08 AM

Ted it actual sound pretty good. I have to tweak a few things to improve the sound but the fret scale is correct. Look on YouTube and you could see how great these CBG sound.

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 08:39 AM

Nice job. I’m in the process of building two, one for me and one for the wife. Mine will have an oak neck, hers is walnut, but I will probably add a walnut fingerboard to mine.


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#5 posted 05-14-2012 03:14 AM

COOL! I like this, I have not seen a CBG in years, thanks for brining back some old memories.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 03:25 PM

It’s definitely addictive!! Great build, keep ‘em coming!

-- Dennis, WV

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