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1 My first ten years in the CBG world

My first ten years in the CBG world

Posted by Uncle John on April 19, 2015

2 Sleepwalk on 3 String CB Guitar and Looper

Sleepwalk on 3 String CB Guitar and Looper

Added by Jim Morris on April 21, 2015

3 God Bless The Child - My daughter singing with me on 3 string CB guitar

God Bless The Child - My daughter singing with me on 3 string CB guitar

Added by Jim Morris on April 23, 2015

4 Let Go - Busking and looping with a Cigar Box Guitar

Let Go - Busking and looping with a Cigar Box Guitar

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5 1960 Nebraska Beef State Six String LPG

1960 Nebraska Beef State Six String LPG

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6 The Concept of Folk Music

The Concept of Folk Music

Posted by Wayfinder on April 19, 2015

7 Little Joe Jackson

Little Joe Jackson

Added by Uncle John on April 25, 2015

8 Tricia's Jig (on 3 string Shane Wagstaff Dog Bowl Resonator)

Tricia's Jig (on 3 string Shane Wagstaff Dog Bowl Resonator)

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9 What I think about You

What I think about You

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10 Mama's Home

Mama's Home

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2pc. "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsen Flag Jack Plates - Choose from 4 Wood Types!

2pc. "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsen Flag Jack Plates - Choose from 4 Wood Types!

This is a set of two laser-cut jack plates engraved with the well-known "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsen flag text and coiled snake motif. This patriotic image was first used during the American Revolutionary War, and remains popular today for political purpose..

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

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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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Mahogany decking for necks?

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The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by Mark "Fatt Max" Hill 9 hours ago. 46 Replies

pick ups for LPG

Started by Carl Cameron in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Carl Cameron 12 hours ago. 8 Replies

Key change nut

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

CBG Fests?

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

Tenor guitar

Started by Paullus L. Armstrong in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paullus L. Armstrong on Friday. 9 Replies

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