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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

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1 Chord names

Chord names

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2 Summers End

Summers End

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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

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6 painting your guitar?

painting your guitar?

Posted by john mackay on September 25, 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

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8 Norwegian Wood - 3-string CBG by Shane Speal

Norwegian Wood - 3-string CBG by Shane Speal

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Summer's End 2014

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Piezo or Magnetic?

Started by Marc Brode in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by David McQueen 54 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Cigar Box Guitar Blues Music

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Chord names

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fiddlestick??

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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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