cigar box guitar

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Project by will delaney posted 832 days ago 1018 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 832 days ago

Very cool, man..

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

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#2 posted 832 days ago

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

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#3 posted 832 days ago

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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#4 posted 830 days ago

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 830 days ago

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 829 days ago

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

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