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Does anyone know where I can get old film canisters? looking for large ones in good shape.
If you are using the cigar boxes for guitars, maybe research a little more and you will find the nicest cigar box guitars are not made from cigar boxes. Folks are using any kind of box and tin/can type things. I make cigar box guitars and have yet to use an actual cigar box. These days it merely represents a style of guitar. My last two builds have been with dollar store boxes and let me tell ya they are nice looking and sounding. All that really matters is the material you use for the neck and the extended part that runs through the box. I have found maple works great but I've used Oak and other hard woods. I've seen pine being used for the necks as well. The altoids tin, yes make a cool little practice amp but the 9 V battery is mounted outside the tin and this just doesn't look so hot. I like using lithium re-chargeable batteries found in most of todays toys and electronics. They also use USB more times than not for charging and so forth and most important.....they fit inside the tin. My last CBG build I used a piezo pick up from a kids toy drum pad and headphone jack and I mounted a practice amp in the guitar made from a USB chargeable computer speaker, so it can plug into itself or an external amp. The CBG build before that had dual out put jacks, one for an amp and one to whatever you might use to record. This eliminates any background noise and feedback while recording live. I got the dual jack out of an old kareoke machine. Anyway I will get some pics together and post them so I can show off what I've been up to, and in the meanwhile let your imagination do all the hard work. Enjoy
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Posted:Jul 13, 2011
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