Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Making a Cigar Box Guitar – Part 2

Well the sun’s out again, so let’s get back to work on our cigar box guitar (part one is here:

The next step is to shape the peghead. If we just kept this the same height as the rest of the neck, the strings wouldn’t have any downward pull after passing over the nut and would likely jump about all over it, or buzz, etc. Another consideration is how long the tuner shafts are. Besides, the neck is just too thick for the tuners to reach all the way through anyway.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Making a Cigar Box Guitar – Part 1

Well hello everyone.

Today we’re going to talk about cigar box guitars (CBGs). For a while now, I’ve been noticing more and more references to CBGs creeping into popular websites, including one of my favourites, boing-boing.net. Here are a couple of recent articles from there: