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showing off my most recent cbg…six string with Danelectro lipstick pickup.
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Try the rag and heat. It might work. However, many cheaper guitars aren’t designed for repair…so the glue might not be easily removed. You might end up cutting the neck off. Check to make sure that it’s not just bolted on. Your life will be much easier if it is. Feel inside at the neck block for bolt heads. If you have to cut the neck off, try to get the entire block out of the body with it. You might be able to reshape it and join it to your box.
i really want to build one like this but i dont know what kind of cigar box it is? anybody know?
This one is a Gloria Cubana box. These red lacquered types are my favorite…But, I only run across them a couple of times a year at my local retailer. They have a nice finish and use good wood on the bottoms as well.
thanks for the help! I’m almost done, just filing down the bone nut, and re sanding the neck and frets. I’ll post a pic or vid when i finish.
I wanna build my own six string
Waddya think, buy a used neck, slap it on the best box I can find?
I just might!
Check out my Pa Drone video…It is a Johnson Strat neck mounted on a Padron 7000 cigar box.
Very cool indeed. If you haven’t already, you should share these creations on cigarboxnation(.)com -it’s a great online community of cigar box guitar builders and players.
Thanks, I’m on there. I just haven’t had time to post anything. I am trying to get a website up for all this stuff and to have some details for those folks that want to build there own.
Epiphone VALVE JUNIOR! YEAH
one ov the best made ive ever seen…u got some talent in woodcraft mn..
You should make another one, and instead of the Dano pickup, get something like a SD Blackout or an EMG 81 and play some… Oooh, I don’t know… Children of Bodom or Arch Enemy? =P
All kidding aside, it looks and sounds cool, wish I had the skill to build my own…. and do the above… =P
I just finished a new custom bolt on neck model with a P90 pup. I’d never really used them before, but it was the only good selection for what I had in mind. Turns out I can hear why so many players love that P90 sound! It’s like a fat Strat tone….smooth but still crunchy when cranked. The downside is the amount of hum…can’t seem to kill it. I’ll post a new video of that one soon.
It has some modest acoustic qualities( a little darker and swampy sounding but in a musical way) and the alnico 2(?) lipstick pickup adds some nice bloom.It sounds more honest than %99 of electric acoustic guitars(which use ceramic,yuck)
I’m working with a 2×6 piece of cedar ,lol from Home Depot,that I plan to hollow out and mount possibly a lipstick pickup../.might add an old Teisco tremolo for some bendy twangy chords.
Thanks! Great idea about the cedar. I could see doing it easily with a bandsaw. Or, if you don’t want to have all those cut lines, you could make one quarter inch slice off the top and set it aside for your finished top piece, then hollow out for controls and air space by using Forstner bits and a router….or just with chisels. I’m pretty lousy with chisels, so I prefer the power tool option.
Would love to….email me for details!
I love mine….used it to perform an outdoor gig…sounded great cranked…but still it was a bit difficult to compete with acoustic drums. Another little killer is that Fender Champ 600. I’m thinking of buying one just so I can rebox the innards into a Jetsons looking cabinet.
I use light guage electric strings. GC has a great deal on Dean Markleys….$29.99 for 12 sets. I don’t really know what sort of alternate strings would be a better bet than that.
That my friend is a dirty fantastically made blues maker! Fucking great !!
This one buddy of mine has been trying to get me to do kind of a business of making kits or parts to make CBG’s and now i finally have a shop to make those parts. But i dont want to make anything if its gunna sound like crap or look like crap. Since you made such a beautiful looking guitar that sounds like church bells, i was hoping you could teach me how to build one or give me pointers or direct me to some reading material. thanks
Nice CBG man, well done. But what are you using as a camera a tin of baked beans?
Something changed with the YouTube encoding. It was always standard def. But, this video used to be passable quality. Now it looks like it was shot on an old cellphone. I might try to re upload.
I only see 3 strings, this is a lie.
Seriously? I’ll admit that the video quality is terrible nowadays. But, I think the 6 strings are still pretty easy to see.
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