The cigar box has the greatest affect on sound. We use wood and paper covered wood boxes for maximum resonance. The neck transforms an art piece into instrument grade. Poplar, Maple or Red Oak provide strength to withstand string tension. Fret lines are cut on a 25.5" scale with or without optional nickel-silver frets. Corian nut/saddle eliminate string buzz and tuning machines provide reliable tuning. A Black Walnut fingerboard pops! All of our CBG's are ready to plug into any amplifier with the installed piezo pickup and jack. Simple but effective!