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1 My first CBG is in the books

My first CBG is in the books

Posted by Mike on February 22, 2015

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Post a Picture of Your Favorite Build

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sound holes need advice

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What Tools Do You REALLY Need?

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This beautiful and great-sounding cigar box ukulele is handcrafted from high quality ukulele parts and hardware, and a nice Romeo & Julieta "Figurado" paper-covered cigar box. We chose to use the bottom of the box as the sound board of the instrument, since t..

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