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DannyEssex

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Finally finished my first Cigar Box Guitar recently and I’m really pleased with how it’s came out. I used reclaimed wood from a window frame for the neck, the fretboard is an unknown wood that I found at work and an old box that used to hold machine tooling for the body.
Fretting the neck was a headache but still good fun. I can’t play to save my life but it sounds good :D
 

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sunnybob

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Sorry, but thats too good to be a real cigar box guitar =D> =D>
cigar box guitars are rarely played (sadly)
I was influenced more than half a century ago by One String Sam (available on youtube) and I built my own one string a couple years ago, using a failed jewellery box and a lump of walnut.
No, I cant play it. :roll: :roll:
https://pbase.com/john_cooper/image/166877073

But heres a guy who can
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzdUdXU9d2g
 

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Orraloon

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Well done on the CBG. They are also a hobby of mine. Have done about 20 of them so far. I took my first effort along the the ukulele club I attend and have been building them on request ever since. As to playing lessons for 3 string open tuned I reckon this guy is probably the best on utube at the moment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGso1GKvICw
Regards
John
 
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