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A few of my latest cigar box guitars

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Project by Mike Gager posted 03-03-2013 03:04 AM 1062 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

heres 3 of the lastest cigar box guitars ive built. the white and the black ones i plan on selling the red one im keeping for myself





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Druid

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 03:29 AM

They all look great Mike. Will you be posting anything where we can hear one of these? I’d love to hear one.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 03:36 AM

thanks john! im not of a player unfortunately (still learning!) so i wouldnt be able to do them much justice but i will see what i can do

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 03:44 AM

Don’t throw away good cigars just to get a box. (Laughing) Nice work and intersting use of a cigar box.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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StayinBroke

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 03:46 AM

I’ve made a couple of these. 1 3 string, and a 4 string. I didn’t put frets on them though so I play them with a slide. Well, i play them with an extra spark plug socket I had laying around. They’re fun to mess around with. What type of wood did you use for the necks? I used oak for mine.

-- I'm just me.

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Mike Gager

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 04:13 AM

the red one has walnut and african mahogany for the neck with a walnut fretboard, the white one has maple neck and af. mahogany fret board and the black one has maple neck with walnut fb

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49bill

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 12:47 PM

Mike, nice work on these c.b.g’s really like them, and I enjoy making them as well I have made about seven so far
I’ve sold five ,and give two away and kept one for myself. Great work thanks for sharing!

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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merle

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 03:15 PM

where do you get the parts??

-- merle

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StayinBroke

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#8 posted 03-03-2013 03:56 PM

Some guitar stores that do repairs will sell you tuner pegs, sometimes pretty cheap since most of the time it’s not a complete set of 6, or you can order them on line. The fret wire you can find online too.

-- I'm just me.

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deltawing

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#9 posted 03-03-2013 05:09 PM

These are Great Mike > what scale do you use for the neck? – do you have a template for spacing the fret slots?

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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Mike Gager

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 06:31 PM

i buy all my parts from www.cbgitty.com they have the best prices and 2-3 days shipping

the scale length on these is 24.75 for the white and black ones and 23 for the red tenor. i use fretfind2d to get the fret spacing right http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/

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deltawing

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 09:31 PM

Hey great – 24.75 is close to a Gibson Les Paul isn’t it?
and thxs for the info/links -

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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#12 posted 03-04-2013 09:33 PM

Great looking CBG’s. I enjoy building them too. That’s the start of a great collection. Keep em coming.

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Mike Gager

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 04:37 PM

delta yes i believe gibson uses 24.75 on a lot of their stuff

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