The Basics of Zero Frets and How They Relate to Cigar Box Guitars

This photo shows a fretted cigar box guitar with a zero fret installed. We'll be showing you how (and why) to do this in this article.
This photo shows a fretted cigar box guitar with a zero fret installed. C. B. Gitty shows you how (and why) to do this in this article.

Today’s feature is an exposition written by Ben “Gitty” Baker on the subject of Zero Frets, and what they can do for your Cigar Box guitar.

In this article he answers three key questions; What they are, why they are used and how to install one on your next Cigar Box Guitar.

Click Here to View the Zero Fret Knowledgebase Article

New How-To Article: Install a Bone Nut on a Fretted Neck

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.

Click here or on the image to the right to read the full article!

 

Ed Stilley’s Guitars – as photographed by Bill Jagitsch.

Cigar box guitar builder/performer, Bill Jagitsch (aka Bluesboy Jag) recently visited the Old Statehouse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas to witness the “True Faith/True Light:  The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley” display.  (Read about it in our companion piece over at Cigar Box Nation.)

Here is the entire photo gallery of his visit.

New How-to Article: Using Hard-tail Bridges on Cigar Box Guitars

This black bottom-loading 4-string hard-tail bridge is great for cigar box guitars and electric ukuleles. Available from CBGitty.com.

The third entry in our series of foundational How-To articles by Ben “Gitty” Baker is now available!

This article covers how and why to use hard-tail bridges on your electric cigar box guitars. Ben covers the different styles available, how to properly mount them and the benefits of using them.

Be sure to check out the line of 3, 4 and 6-string hard-tail bridges available on CBGitty.com!