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    Git-Box II

    Still a long ways from attempting a standard style acoustic, but that's OK, I'm having a blast with these cigar box styles. Tried my hand at installing actual frets, turned out better than I figured they would. Even put in a semi-truss rod, kinda like Martins used to use back in the day{non-adjustable}. Some pyro work attempted as well, just as a why not...thankfully it sounds better than I make it ...fwiw: 4-string, 30"scale, cedar/walnut/oak, magnetic pup, tone & volume pots

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    Also ripped apart a cd/radio to make a little portable amp{9-volt/110V}
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    That could be a very cool electric tenor ukulele.... Just change up the tuning a bit...
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    Very cool, Ken. Is the action set up to use fingers and fretted notes, or is it for slide only?
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    Brent, with these fat uncoordinated fingers of mine, tunings have little priority

    Vaughn, f/f ...action is about 3/32" at the first and approx 5/32" at the 12th...much easier to fret than the 1/4" across the board on the first box ..I've strung this one with the 2,3,4 & 5th strings from a 10-52 gauge set...playing it is fun, but my callouses have as far to grow as my ww & playing do...& we won't mention the word vocals as they're a lost cause
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    If you're fretting it, then I'm betting Git-Box III will have adjustable bridge saddles so you can tweak the intonation. The all-thread bridge you have on this one (cool idea, BTW) can be adjusted to get things close, though.
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    Nice job Ken! I'm itching to make one of these, but got a lot of projects before it that my wife says I "must" do, so going to have to bookmark and take notes.
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    Way cool Ken I have one of those boxes like you used for your amp also just using it to store parts in. I have got to get a picture up of what I have been doing. I now have 5 strumsticks and 4 CBG's setting here and got a delivery of 42 boxes I got off of ebay last week and the Cigar store was also good to me last couple of week and picked up 24 more nice boxes. So anyone having trouble finding boxes let me know.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    got a delivery of 42 boxes I got off of ebay last week and the Cigar store was also good to me last couple of week and picked up 24 more nice boxes.
    OMG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    OMG!
    WHAT You think thats not enough Tom
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