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Cigar Box Guitar

GUEST 03 Mar 12 - 08:53 AM
Bobert 03 Mar 12 - 09:21 AM
kendall 03 Mar 12 - 01:05 PM
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Bobert 03 Mar 12 - 09:18 PM
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Subject: Cigar Box Guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 08:53 AM

Greetings: Does anyone have plans for a cigar box guitar. I have checked the internet, but no plans, just pictures of a cigar box guitar. I would like to see plans so I know exactly how it is made before I go out and purchase wood, etc.


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 09:21 AM

Google up "Cigar Box Nation" and you'll be amazed...

BTW, I play a Lowebow which is a cigar box, two dowel rods for a neck, 4 strings, 2 electric pickups and it is a monster...

B~


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: kendall
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 01:05 PM

Jimmy Driftwood played a home made guitar. It had a really funky sound.


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 08:03 PM

This came up first in a google search, but google doesn't always work "as advertised"-anyway, it looks pretty easy(but walking on the moon looked easy, too):

Instructions for Making a Cigar Box Guitar


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 09:18 PM

I know a lot of folks who make them... Believe me, they ain't rocket surgery...

B~


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 08:58 AM

Sure wished your friends lived near me!


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Bert
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 10:44 AM

Here's a picture of Jim Adam playing one.


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM

Where do you live, GUEST??? And did you check out the "Cigar Box Nation" website???

B~


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:28 AM

I live in New Port Richey, FL. I did check out "Cigar Box Nation", and read through much of the book telling how to make a cigar box guitar. Page 32 shows how the neck was cut and then glued together in the correct position. Only thing is, the picture is not at all clear to me. I am a "visual" person and need to see exactly how something is done. I am determined to do this. Hopefully, I will accomplish it in my lifetime!!!


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 11:55 AM

Check out Ben Prestage on Google, GUEST... He lives in Florida and plays all around the state and can get you hooked up...

B~


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 09 Jul 15 - 10:52 PM

Nice article about one maker: The Cigar Box Guitar Maker, Mike Snowden, in Maretta, Georgia.

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Cigar Box Guitar
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Jul 15 - 02:28 AM

I made a Ukulele once. Literally out of a cigar box. I was only 14. The problem was I didn't know where to put the frets so I asked a school chum who was older and played guitar. He tuned it (wooden hand-carved pegs) played it a bit, marked out a few frets then played "Tom Dooley". He handed it back and pointed out I had the strings upside down.

That man was Eric Idle.

He never mentions the school because they expelled him on his penultimate day of term. So I don't give the place publicity either. Nudge, Nudge, know what I mean?

the ratio of fret distances is the twelve root of 2. BTW


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