Category Archives: Guitar Builders Corner

I set up guitar builders corner to help future luthiers by-pass some of the pitfalls I encountered on my building journey.

Tuners

Something most builders forget to keep in stock is tuners with an assortment of shaft lengths. I was caught in this situation on my last build and it brought things to a halt pretty quickly. I was not in a position … Continue reading

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Ashton CBG #2

I decided to use some more exotic wood for the Ashton CBG build. I had picked up some Zebra wood that had some awesome grain structure and figured it wood make some killer cigar box guitar necks. I will post … Continue reading

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Ashton CBG

Here is some photo’s from my latest cigar box guitar build the Ashton CBG. I like these cigar boxes because they have a nice finish and the thickness and quality of wood is stellar, which makes for an awesome sounding … Continue reading

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Drill Bit Gauge

I should have included a drill bit gauge in the last post. It is in my opinion a drill bit gauge is another must have piece of equipment that makes your life so much easier. I am always reaching for … Continue reading

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Drill Index

I was making a couple custom amps this last weekend and realized how much I rely on my drill index. It is like the one pictured above and has both metric and imperial sizes. I find this to be most … Continue reading

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Scraper Burnishing Tool

I was doing some wood finishing the other day and noticed that my specialty scrapers were getting a little dull. It was time to break out my scraper burnishing tool and get everything back to normal. The scrapers shown above … Continue reading

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Tucketts Preferred Panetelas

I was given this extra cool Tucketts Preferred Panetelas cigar box from the early 1920’s. It was a bit to small for a good 3 string cigar box guitar and not deep enough for an amp, so I new right … Continue reading

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Diddley Bows

I was wandering through the hardware store the other day and saw a bucket full of Broom Handles. The first thing that came to mind was Diddley Bows. I thought that these would make for a perfect neck for most … Continue reading

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Diddley Bow

I saw a guy playing a Diddley Bow the other night and knew I had to have one . So when I was in an antique store yesterday and saw this cigar box, I immediately knew this was going to be my … Continue reading

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My Father Cigars CBG #4

Didn’t want to keep everyone waiting any longer, here is the finished “My Father Cigars CBG”. It really turned out awesome in my opinion and has a truly distinct sound. I never get tired of hearing the very first notes … Continue reading

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