cigar box guitar #3 dulcitar/dulcimer strummer

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Project by Mike Gager posted 01-16-2013 12:18 AM 3466 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my 3rd cigar box guitar. did this one with diatonic (do re mi etc) fretting like a dulcimer. 22” scale with maple and mahogany laminated neck, 1/4 sawn african mahogany fretboard and a macanudo cigar box. came up with a simple tail piece just using screws. i havent seen anyone else do it like this which seems odd. piezo rod under the brass rod on the bridge. also used a zero fret and string guide instead of a nut and it worked gret

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 12:38 AM

Nice c.b.g. Mike I haven’t seen anyone use the screws for a tail piece either I usually use hinges of some sort’ but I like your idea of just using screws, good job.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 12:42 AM

Hi Mike, Looks great, and I expect that it sounds as good as it looks. Does the neck continue all the way through to the exterior of the cigar box, or did you stop in at the inner surface of the box? Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Mike Gager

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 12:49 AM

yeah the neck runs all the way through

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 02:10 AM

Way cool great job

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 03:41 PM

That is a sweet job buddy. Excellent piece and great wood selection!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 06:08 PM


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