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Wilma Town Hall Fall Fest last Saturday in Duxbury MN

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"Sawyer's Legacy" Custom 4-string Box Guitar featuring Dual Humbuckers & Reclaimed Materials

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Open D "DAD" is a very popular tuning for 3-string cigar box guitars, second only to the Open G GDG tuning. It's just so easy to bang out good ole gritty blues using this classic tuning. Sometimes known as the D Modal or D Power Chord tuning, if you are looking f..

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Neck Drop Angle?

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Timbre Land Whiskey Band

Started by Timbre Land Whiskey Band in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Timbre Land Whiskey Band 8 minutes ago. 8 Replies

bought some wood!

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CBG Decor

Started by gary sheldon in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Bluesheart 1 hour ago. 47 Replies

neck fretting issue

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer 9 hours ago. 27 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by TN Twang 19 hours ago. 41 Replies

Neck Drop Angle?

Started by Tom Temple in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) 22 hours ago. 36 Replies

soft piezo rod?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) yesterday. 5 Replies

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