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Complete "Pure & Simple" Cigar Box Guitar Kit - the Easiest CBG Kit to Build, Bar None!

Complete "Pure & Simple" Cigar Box Guitar Kit - the Easiest CBG Kit to Build, Bar None!

We created this cigar box guitar kit with one goal in mind - to make a kit that would allow pretty much anyone put together a real, playable cigar box guitar in about an hour at the kitchen table, with only the most basic tools (..

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Standard Cigar Box Guitar Necks - select Wood, Headstock and Fretting options

Standard Cigar Box Guitar Necks - select Wood, Headstock and Fretting options

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CLEARANCE: 2.5-inch Texas Sound Hole Cover - Copper

CLEARANCE: 2.5-inch Texas Sound Hole Cover - Copper

This listing is for a single solid copper sound hole/speaker cover with a distinctive Texas state cutout design, intended for use on guitars, cigar box guitars and more. Water jet cut from 1/16" (1.57mm) thick copper sheet, these are Made in the USA and make great..

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1 Chord names

Chord names

Posted by Scruggy on September 26, 2014

2 Summers End

Summers End

Added by Jason Mills on September 27, 2014

3 anyone interested in a new cbn album?

anyone interested in a new cbn album?

Posted by c# merle on September 27, 2014

4 Oily's Guitar Lounge 11 - Dying Embers

Oily's Guitar Lounge 11 - Dying Embers

Added by Ron "Oily" Sprague on September 29, 2014

5 Oily's Guitar Lounge 10   Studio Tour

Oily's Guitar Lounge 10 Studio Tour

Added by Ron "Oily" Sprague on September 27, 2014

6 Choices

Choices

Added by SlowHound on September 28, 2014

7 2014.09.27 Jim Morris: String Instrument Making. Capon Bridge WV Founders Day

2014.09.27 Jim Morris: String Instrument Making. Capon Bridge WV Founders Day

Added by Jim Morris on September 29, 2014

8 Norwegian Wood - 3-string CBG by Shane Speal

Norwegian Wood - 3-string CBG by Shane Speal

Added by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) on September 23, 2014

9 Summer's End 2014

Summer's End 2014

Added by SlowHound on September 26, 2014

10 The I, IV V chord system - Technical Chit

The I, IV V chord system - Technical Chit

Added by Uncle John on September 27, 2014

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Chord names

Started by Scruggy in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 1 hour ago. 61 Replies

Cigar Box Guitar Blues Music

Started by BeetleJuice! in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 12 hours ago. 13 Replies

fiddlestick??

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by john mackay yesterday. 2 Replies

Hats Required?

Started by Amy O'Donnell in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Reeds Taylor on Sunday. 114 Replies

fret markers ??

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael L. Castle on Sunday. 10 Replies

How to repair mistakes

Started by James Huey in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague on Saturday. 15 Replies

Fret buzz and tools to fix

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