Fretting directly onto a guitar neck is a great option to showcase the natural beauty of the wood you have chosen for your neck, rather than using a fretboard.
This new knowledgebase article shows you one method of installing a bone nut blank onto your fretted cigar box guitar neck.
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We’ve just aHave you ever installed a volume pot on a cigar box guitar only to find that it was almost impossible to turn? Shane Speal (shanespeal.com) shows how to use contact cleaner to “break-in” new post, clearing away internal grease that may inhibit rotation.
Musician, Jim Morris recently posted this video at CigarBoxNation.com featuring a duet of himself and Noah Cline on gourd instruments. The five string banjo was built by Cline and the fiddle was crafted by Morris. They are playing the (very appropriate) traditional song, Sugar in the Gourd.
JUST ADDED TO OUR CIGAR BOX GUITAR ‘KNOWLEDGEBASE’: Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal demonstrates how to reinforce internal bracing on neck-through cigar box guitars. The tutorial includes a demo video, photos and more:
Shane Speal shows his method of woodburning art onto cigar box guitars. The simple setup uses art that was printed out on paper and transferred to the wood using old fashioned carbon paper and pencil tracing.
He demonstrates the technique using a C. B. Gitty “Gittylele” uke kit. (http://cbgitty.com/gittylele).