Gonna Try a Cigar Box Build

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  1. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    Someone gave me this pile of junk. A Synsonic Travel/Kiddie guitar that a buddy got really drunk and went all El Kabong on it. But the neck is pretty decent.
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    Ive had some boxes laying around for the opportunity. This one seems to match pretty well.
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    I think Im gonna do a cut off Wilkerson Tele bridge and a PAF type humbucker of some sort. Maybe a GFS Vintage 59.
    So, its off to Lowes to get me a Japanese saw.
     
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    Go for it! :D
     
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    Heh... I had one of those once. I think I used mine for parts too.:D
     
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    Cool! Can't wait to see it!
     
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    Still got the neck and the box...thought about giving it to a good home...
     
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    That was pretty sharp! Nice finish. Wont have to finish this one, box and the neck is already black. Leaning towards a complete blackout with the hardware and pickup. I want to shoot for a darker tone, Im afraid any single coil might be too shrill for slide. Im thinking the hollow box and tele bridge is already gonna make it twangy, hence the humbucker idea.
     
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    I put dual rail buckers in mine...tamed the shrillness and provided some omph.
     
  10. Glen Smith

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    Bill, is that one still available?
     
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    Yep...still available. Send me a PM if interested.

     
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    I've just started to make a couple of Cigarbox Guitars due to all the bad weather in the UK unable to finish spraying my Tele projects
     

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    The trem you have there is my favorite of any I've ever used, pairs perfect with a tele.
     
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    Sweet!!!

     
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    i'm sure you'll enjoy building it, they come together a lot quicker than a standard guitar build, i've built a few myself, they each have their own individual sound, here's a few pic's,

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