Cigar Box Guitars

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 weeks ago
1,003 posts

@pondoro You've made some great-looking ukuleles!  




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Pondoro
Pondoro
@pondoro
2 weeks ago
3 posts

So these are cigar box ukuleles. Both boxes are more than 40 years old. All wood was cut in America (I cannot vouch for the boxes). The larger one has homemade maple tuning pegs, the smaller one has professionally made tuners. 

 

The walnut on the smaller one was harvested by my father. The maple for the tuning pegs on the larger one came from the flooring of a 1900-ish house. Trying to reproduce what a kid in the 1920's might have made, if he had time, tools and skill but no money. 

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updated by @pondoro: 10/31/18 08:14:12PM
Terry Wilson
Terry Wilson
@terry-wilson
5 months ago
254 posts
Cool. Real cool.
MollieNeuman
MollieNeuman
@mollieneuman
5 months ago
4 posts

This is really nice.

jp
@jp
7 months ago
33 posts

here is a better one.... the headstock would be pointing down...

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jp
@jp
7 months ago
33 posts

like this...

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
7 months ago
1,003 posts

Nice work, jp. 




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Robin T
one of the Moderators here :)
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jp
@jp
7 months ago
33 posts

they fret less ..... but with wood burned markers on the side of the neck. fretted Chromatically like a guitar

Noah Coy Barfield
Noah Coy Barfield
@noah-coy-barfield
7 months ago
6 posts

Beautiful work!  Did you fret them more like a dulcimer or like a guitar?

jp
@jp
7 months ago
33 posts

i mentioned i built some Cigar box guitars... here are a couple.....the black (Punch) one i built for

my grandson.... funny thing is when he received it he had punched a wall screwed up his

picking hand.....

the red one (American) i built for my son.... they are all slide guitars tuned GDG

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updated by @jp: 05/01/18 08:27:07PM