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    Default 3 string Cigar box guitar

    Had a few hours spare and decided to get to and make another cigar box guitar. I salvaged a bed head some time ago and cut up the ply centre into some usable bits. The fretboard, top and back are from the ply and the neck is my go to timber Claret Ash, the sides are Silky Oak. There is a flat wound pickup under the bit of Camphor Laurel. The sink strainers were in the cupboard under the sink, I had been eyeing them off for a while. A mandolin tailpiece and a combination strap pin come input jack fitted to the centre of that. A short 560mm scale length and tuned GDg, nice blues sound




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    Great job, have you seen Terry "MOJO" Johnsons creations, might give you some ideas.

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    Hi Ian, thank you. yes I have, he is a great builder. There are so many great instrument makers out there.

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    Another beauty Cal. I have been messing about with with a few 3 string boxes this last year as I like the blusey sound. Think I may be getting bored with the sound of ukes.
    Regards
    John

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