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Tag: homemade instrument

Building a Cigar Box Guitar Part 1

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

As an artist and a very amateur guitarist, the idea of making my own instrument seems very appealing to me. The obvious choice is a cigar box guitar. This instrument was made out of necessity to create music when one couldn’t afford instruments. Kids and adults alike created their own instruments out of the materials on hand.

Building a Cigar Box Guitar Part 2

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Continuing work on the neck of my first cigar box guitar build. I have two sizes of tuners and am still trying to decide which size to use. I am taking quite a bit of joy carving the neck and trying to detail out the headstock.

Building A Cigar Box Guitar Part 3

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Covered a bit more ground with what little time I have to work on this project. I put sleeves in the end of the neck for the strings to thread though without cutting into the neck wood. I drilled the wholes for the tuners as well.

Building A Cigar Box Guitar Part 4

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

A quick update on the project… I carved a butterfly onto the body. I probably shouldn’t be so concerned with aesthetics on cbg #1 but as an artist I can help it! I also used a program to make a template for the fret scales.