This photo shows how retaining screws can be used to adjust the "break angle" of the strings - the angle at which they cross over the nut/zero fret. While this photo shows an unfretted cigar box guitar that uses a threaded rod nut, the same concept applies to a guitar using a zero fret.

Zero frets are an awesome addition to any cigar box guitar or other homemade/handmade instrument builder's toolbag.

4 tips to make a CBG play and sound better - Cigar Box Nation

Hi folks, I thought I'd share a few of my tricks and techniques which I employ on my builds to make them sound and play better.

Chillin' -Three String Fretted Electric Cigar Box Guitar #88

Chillin' -Three String Fretted Electric Cigar Box Guitar #88

4 tips to make a CBG play and sound better – Cigar Box Nation

Hi folks, I thought I'd share a few of my tricks and techniques which I employ on my builds to make them sound and play better.

Rockhill Electric/ Acuostic Dog dish Resonator cigar box guitar

Rockhill Electric/ Acuostic Dog dish Resonator cigar box guitar

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CBG 21 ¨The relic¨ tailpiece

A detail shot of the string arrangement. Some small locating slots filed in the back of the handle help to keep the strings aligned.

A Fancy Cigar Box Fiddle

How to Build a Fiddle Out of a Cigar Box - horribly missing info but neat idea

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Build a Simple Cigar Box Guitar

How to Build a Simple Cigar Box Guitar. Cigar box guitars are nothing new but there has been a resurgence in the art of building and playing them. From the mid until early cigar box and home built guitars have been made by.

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Beautiful Finely Crafted Cigar Box Guitar - the Teal Pearl Custom Electric Cigar Box Guitar

Here is another angle of a zero fret installed on a cigar box guitar. This particular guitar featured an angled headstock, so the retainer screws are just holding the strings in the correct position, not holding them down to increase break angle.

Farmington Road Instrument Works cigar box guitar with zero fret design - "This particular guitar featured an angled headstock, so the retainer screws are just holding the strings in the correct position, not holding them down to increase break angle.

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