Tag Archives: Cigar Box Guitar

Justin Johnson

Those of you that have made a cigar box guitar and now want to learn how to play it you should check out Justin Johnson’s site. Roots Music School http://www.rootsmusicschool.com/home.html He has some really great content and breaks down the … Continue reading

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Guitar Necks

Just thought I would let everyone know that I found an awesome local supplier of exotic woods for my guitar necks and other projects. If you are in Alberta Canada Windsor Plywood has a pretty good selection. I sure like … Continue reading

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Mini Mitre box

A good friend of mine the other day asked how I was able to cut my fret wire slots so accurate and consistent. I explained that once you have laid out the proper fret distance for each fret using the … Continue reading

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Cigar Box Nut Files

I thought this was pretty cool idea and figured that I would pass it along. In the picture above is an Acetylene Torch tip cleaning tool. It has little round files of various sizes that can be used to file … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #8

Well it is unveiling time…………..drum roll please……….   Hopefully everyone enjoyed this walk through of my latest cigar box guitar build. If you have any questions feel free to comment or email. In the mean time here is a super … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #7

one way to customize your cigar box guitar is to add corner accents. The picture below shows just a few examples of what is available. I chose a standard brass corner cap like the ones pictured above. The cap is … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #6

I decided to add a piezo pickup to this cigarbox guitar as I didn’t want to disturb the design on the lid of the box with a large coil pickup. You can get a complete kit from C.B. Gitty that … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #5

In the last post I failed to mention the use of the granite surface block. Because of its weight and perfectly straight surface it makes for a great support surface when hammering in frets. You will get no bounce from … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #4

After you have printed out the fret spacing chart from the Fret Calculator site it is time to start marking the neck with a pencil and a square. If you know that you will be doing several necks the same … Continue reading

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Padron CBG #3

Next I laid out the holes for the tuning machines. What is important here is to determine whether you have two left tuners and one right or visa versa. You can determine if a tuner is a left or a … Continue reading

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