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Cigar Box Guitars

The Ultimate DIY Guide for the Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution

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Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now you can learn to make your own. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need to have a shop full of tools. All you need to do is follow the author's step-by-step

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Part DIY guide, part scrapbook - this book takes you behind the music to get a glimpse into the faces, places and workshops of the cigar box revolution.

Cigar Box Guitars

Book Details

Product Code:
5472
ISBN:
978-1-56523-547-2
Pages:
224
Size:
8.5" x 11" x .625"
Product Form:
Soft Cover with Flaps
Pub Date:
03-01-2012
Details
Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now you can learn to make your own. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need to have a shop full of tools. All you need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play! The guitars that can be made with this book: . Basic CBG: A simple build with the minimum number of components. It's a three string acoustic instrument built from a paper covered box and played with a slide and has burned-in fret lines, but no real frets. . Slightly Nicer CBG. Uses a nicer cigar box, has a more decorative headstock. Also has real metal frets and three strings. In addition, this one incorporates a very simple piezo pickup so it can be played through an amplifier. Slightly more complex in woodworking terms and involves a bit of wiring and soldering. . Cigar Box Telecaster. This one would be built from a cigar box and a pre-fabbed six-string guitar neck. It would use commercial pickups and volume/tone controls. I'm picturing it as a tribute to the Fender Telecaster. It involves more complicated woodworking and much more wiring/soldering, as well as filling much of the box with wood to support the tension of six steel strings. More than just a how-to guide, this book chronicles the modern revival of the cigar box guitar. You'll learn a bit about its roots, influential personalities and the cultural trends that are bringing this instrument back to the musical landscape. Author and professional photographer, David Sutton introduces readers the faces of the CGB movement with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. A perfect opportunity to put a real American tradition in your own hands.
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Subtitle The Ultimate DIY Guide for the Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution
ISBN 978-1-56523-547-2
Product Code 5472
Productform Soft Cover with Flaps
Pages 224
Size 8.5" x 11" x .625"
Publish Date Mar 1, 2012
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Featured Books No
Author David Sutton
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