The Cigar Box Mandolin Project
The Cigar Box Mandolin Project Parts & Tools Page
On April 29, 2022, we debuted the mini documentary, The Cigar Box Mandolin Project. In it, Shane Speal shows how he made a great playing mandolin from C. B. Gitty Parts and an Arturo Fuente cigar box. All the parts used have been listed below along with many of the tools.
BUILDING NOTES AND INFO: We have opened up a discussion page for The Cigar Box Mandolin Project on Cigar Box Nation. Shane is actively monitoring the discussion and answering your questions. He is also providing information that was not covered in the video.
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Laser-Cut Hardwood Bridge Blanks for Cigar Box Guitars - Choose Style, Wood and Quantity
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $5.99 - $29.99Was:We are proud to offer these hardwood laser-cut cigar box guitar bridge blanks, designed and made in our own C. B. Gitty workshops. We offer four different styles/shapes in a variety of wood options - these are made from solid hardwood panels around 1/4"...MSRP:Now: $5.99 - $29.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $5.99 - $29.99Was:Subtotal:
GEN2 Laser-cut Fret Scale Marking Templates - provide both Chromatic & Diatonic Styles - Pick your Scale!
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $8.49 - $12.99Was:Presenting our second-generation “GEN2” line of plastic fretting templates! A huge improvement over the original model, these templates are ¼ the thickness, include more template features, are nice and flexible, and best of all are...MSRP:Now: $8.49 - $12.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $8.49 - $12.99Was:Subtotal:
Ukulele and Mandolin Fretting Scale Length Template - 4 Short-length Scales (13-15")
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $7.99Was:This is a handy fretting scale length template, with four separate fretboard templates showing fret placement for Soprano Ukulele (13"), Gibson F-style Mandolin (13.875"), Gibson A-style Mandolin (14.125") and Concert Ukulele (17") scale lengths...MSRP:Now: $7.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $7.99Was:Subtotal:
Vintage-style Chrome Open-gear Tuners/Machine Heads - 6pc. 3L/3R
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $9.99Was:This is a set of 6 economy-grade open-gear tuners, perfect for use on guitars, cigar box guitars, dulcimers, banjos, diddley-bows and other stringed instruments. They have a nice square-style base plate with decorative flourishes at either endm and a...MSRP:Now: $9.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $9.99Was:Subtotal:
Chrome Mandolin/Cigar Box Guitar Tailpiece
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $7.99Was:This is a decorative chrome-plated tailpiece, designed for use on a mandolin, but also perfect for a cigar box guitar! As shown in the photo above, beneath the removable faceplate cover are pegs meant for loop-end mandolin strings. But a CBG builder...MSRP:Now: $7.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $7.99Was:Subtotal:
Narrow/Lower Nickel-Silver Fret Wire (6 ft)
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $8.99Was:Great for new instrument fret-work and repair work on mandolins, banjos, dulcimers, cigar box guitars and more! This fret wire is similar to Stewart-MacDonald's Narrow/Low #764, with an even lower crown height perfect for smaller instruments...MSRP:Now: $8.99Was:Qty in Cart: 0Quantity:Price:MSRP:Now: $8.99Was:Subtotal:
Standard Cigar Box Guitar Necks - select Wood, Headstock and Fretting options
C. B. GittyMSRP:Now: $17.49 - $55.49Was:These necks are hand-made in the C. B. Gitty workshops in the state of New Hampshire, USA, and we work hard to make sure they are a high-quality product! We use these same necks on our own cigar box guitars and other instruments we build. Select...MSRP:Now: $17.49 - $55.49Was:Qty in Cart: 0Price:MSRP:Now: $17.49 - $55.49Was:Subtotal: