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Featured Products from C. B. Gitty

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

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

Take a close look at the detail photos of this amazing instrument. Look at the 150+ year old wood, with the curved marks still clearly visible from when it was first sawn into boards.

Price: $499.99

Pearloid Guitar Pick Earrings (2pc. set) - Pick your Color! - Handmade in the USA

Pearloid Guitar Pick Earrings (2pc. set) - Pick your Color! - Handmade in the USA

These hand-made earrings feature silver-finish hooks and real pearloid guitar picks - even better, you get to pick your favorite from 8 available colors! These earrings are hand-made in the USA by experienced jewelry makers here in the Gitty Girl jewelry workshop..

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3-String Open D "DAD" Modal/Blues String Sets - Choose from 4 Set Varieties!

3-String Open D "DAD" Modal/Blues String Sets - Choose from 4 Set Varieties!

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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1 Neck Drop Angle?

Neck Drop Angle?

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2 neck fretting issue

neck fretting issue

Posted by Christopher Lee dixon on October 21, 2014

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Resonator... not sounding right

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4 bruised  apple burst  swamp witch guitar

bruised apple burst swamp witch guitar

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CBG Decor

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Much Too Young

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Diddley Gospel and tablature - Lord Help The Poor & Needy

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Mr Wolf Calling

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Brokedown Palace

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Bug Walkin Blues - Bugo'caster Guitar

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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

bought some wood!

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by john mackay 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

neck fretting issue

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer 8 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

Timbre Land Whiskey Band

Started by Timbre Land Whiskey Band in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Timbre Land Whiskey Band 22 hours ago. 7 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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