Cigar Box Dulcimer Strummer

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Project by solardave posted 01-02-2013 01:19 AM 2873 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my last project for 2012. I finished it & strung it up last night. It’s a Romeo & Julieta cigar box. Neck is salvaged pine with medium jumbo frets and dulcimer fret spacing. 24 3/4” scale length. Ebony friction tuning pegs. Mojobone rod piezo bridge / pickup. Bone nut. Violin fine tuners. Paired melody string. Tuned D A D. The sound hole was cut out, leaving the lettering as a rosette. The label from inside the lid was removed and mounted inside the sound hole, to add a little color. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed building it. Happy New Year.

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 01:37 AM

I like it a great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 02:31 AM

nice job! my next CBG is going to have diatonic fretting

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 12:48 PM

Really nice. I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 02:33 PM

Nice Cigar Box Instrument! Where did you get those nice tuners on the tailstock? Nice looking bridge and saddle too!

-- Dennis, WV

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