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Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Darby Crash, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Working on my first cigar box guitar. Just finished fret work and im waiting for piezo pickups, volume -tone control and jack to button it up for strings.
     

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  2. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    I've been thinking of making one, maybe from scratch, cigar box and all.
    Actually all I'd need is a fretting saw and some wood for the neck.
    Is that oak that you're using? Curious as to the size. Did you glue on a fretboard or was it part of the neck wood?
    :lurk:
     
  3. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    1 1/2 x 3/4 oak. My first build so i wanted to try all the tricks. Scarf cut neck. Hand cut fret groves. There are hundreds of youtube vids and write ups. I burnt in the fret markers. No fret board cause i am cheap. 41E9822C-7804-4975-BD52-E919834CD455.jpeg 8D9A259A-B245-4964-85A6-6E59DE81A698.jpeg 79FD317F-3933-4E02-B88D-8C2A258EAE84.jpeg
     
  4. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Been pickin up boxes for 50cent - $2 from estate sales.
    I used a pull saw from harbor freight $8
    for the frets.
     
  5. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    Love it! That is an excellent idea. Fits nicely with the whole cigar box concept.
    Thanks for the pics! Keep 'em comin':thumbsup:
     
  6. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Finally got the pick up harness so its time to hook things up. Also picked up what will be the box for build #4. It looks like an album.
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  7. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    would love to see builds #1 & #2 if you still have them
    Yeah, I'm looking for ideas to stea...err, borrow from
    :D



    edit: oh, nevermind, this is #1
     
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  8. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Wired for sound!

    Will be starting 2, 3, and 4 next.
     
  9. Darby Crash

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    Starting 2,3,4. These will be thru neck builds. Im gonna try to build 1 with an internal amp and speaker.

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  10. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Time to tune
     
  11. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    Diggin' the tailpiece:thumbsup: Did you make it or incorporate something you had laying around?
    Looks like you passed the strings through the loops...?
    Can we get a closeup?
     

     

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  12. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    I made it from a bike spoke. Im a cyclist so i wanted to incorporate something in the build. I have been making bracelets outa spokes for about 20 years so i thought ah thats it!

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  13. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    I don't blame ya, fret boards are a bitch to mill.
     
  14. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    No fret board, cut the frets in right on the neck.

    Just built an amp.

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  15. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Started on the next 3 CBG’s. This time i used a table saw to make the cuts and notches. Came out nice.
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  16. Darby Crash

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    Finally had some time to work on the CBG’s. Got the necks cut and notched and 2 of the 3 boxes cut. These will be thru necks. Just got the parts in the mail.
     

     

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  17. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Finally finished #2, tuned to open GDG.
     
  18. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    GDG as in Gosh Danged Good!:thumbsup:

    Of course the first riff you played was the infamous Smoke on the Water, right?:D
     
  19. Darby Crash

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    Finished #3. Open GDG with a vintage box
     
  20. Darby Crash

    Darby Crash Active Member

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    Started on #4 and 5. #5 will be my first with a fret board.
     

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