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Papa's Porch Resonator

"Hey Dane, I didn't want to cover up the plate. It felt un-american ;) my father is a machinist…"
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GoPro headcam test. Buskers eye view! With Canjo

"ha, yeah I'm really enjoying my new toy : -)"
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"A follow up after several hours of hard fingerstyle playing.  I love these.  They are…"
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mistake

"Hmm... that looks familiar! When I did that I bandsawed the heel off, smoothed off that area and…"
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Ate them all

Here are some trivia tidbits about this song and recording. 1. Chloe wrote this when she was 5 after her big bad "knee through the window" accident. She was ...
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"Fretting is never really easy for me. That is why I splurged and got a fretting miter box, saw, and…"
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5.5-inch "Lightning" Spun Aluminum Cigar Box Resonator Cone by Charles Atchison

5.5-inch "Lightning" Spun Aluminum Cigar Box Resonator Cone by Charles Atchison

This is a spun aluminum cigar box resonator cone, manufactured by hand in the USA by CBG craftsman and author Charles Atchison. These are high quality cones, a bit thicker in construction than some of the others available, and they really ring like a bell. This o..

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Hardwood Nut & Saddle Blanks for Cigar Box Guitars & More - Choose Wood and Quantity

Hardwood Nut & Saddle Blanks for Cigar Box Guitars & More - Choose Wood and Quantity

These are hardwood blanks that can be used as nuts or saddles, perfect for cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments. Here are the dimensions:

  • Length: 2" (50.8mm)
  • Price: $2.99

25pc. 1/4" Hardwood Fret Marker Inlay Dots - Choose Your Favorite Wood Type

Padauk

This is a pack of 25 1/4" (0.25 inch) hardwood fret position markers, laser-cut from 1/8" thick hardwood panels. These are sized perfectly for inserting into 1/4" holes drilled in your cigar box guitar fretboard or neck, for marking the key fret positions (usuall..

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When you don't pay attention....

Started by Dane Donato in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) 36 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Shipping advice

Started by John Sawyer in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Dane Donato 54 minutes ago. 7 Replies

pick ups for LPG

Started by Carl Cameron in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder 12 hours ago. 16 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill yesterday. 46 Replies

Key change nut

Started by ce24 in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague on Saturday. 12 Replies

CBG Fests?

Started by Knotlenny in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Saturday. 10 Replies

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