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2014 Christmas Album Released!

The 2014 edition of the Cigar Box Nation Christmas album is now available for FREE download! Featuring 35 original tracks recorded by Nation members, this album is sure to get you into the Holiday spirit!

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4-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

4-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

This is a chrome electric guitar-style hard-tail bridge, but made for 4-string cigar box guitars, electric ukuleles, tenor guitars & more! It took us a long time to find a source for these, but n..

Price: $13.99

3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

This is a chrome electric guitar-style hard-tail bridge, but made for 3-string cigar box guitars! It took us a long time to find a source for these, but now we got 'em!

These bridges are "bottom-load..

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Teisco Del Rey(TM)-style "Gold Foil" Clip-in Magnetic Pickup with Amp Cord

Teisco Del Rey(TM)-style "Gold Foil" Clip-in Magnetic Pickup with Amp Cord

Authentic 1960's Pawn Shop Guitar Tone! Patterned after the famous Ry Cooder Gold Foil pickup...

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1 Reeds Taylor / Words too You

Reeds Taylor / Words too You

Added by Reeds Taylor on December 17, 2014

2 DOWNLOAD PAGE for 2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album!

DOWNLOAD PAGE for 2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album!

Posted by Slowpaw Steve T on December 20, 2014

3 Is TuxGuitar Site Dead?

Is TuxGuitar Site Dead?

Posted by Tom Temple on December 16, 2014

4 String pressure crushing boxes.

String pressure crushing boxes.

Posted by Bluesheart on December 16, 2014

5 For New Ones:  Why are CBGs the Perfect Starter Instrument?

For New Ones: Why are CBGs the Perfect Starter Instrument?

Posted by Wayfinder on December 19, 2014

6 SWAMP WITCH GUITAR SS4L TRIBUTE WITH WADES GOLD FOIL LOWRIDERS

SWAMP WITCH GUITAR SS4L TRIBUTE WITH WADES GOLD FOIL LOWRIDERS

Added by the anonymous pick on December 17, 2014

7 New Guy from Illinois

New Guy from Illinois

Posted by Gary Ross on December 21, 2014

8 John playing a storebought on CBN?!  -  O.  M.  G.

John playing a storebought on CBN?! - O. M. G.

Added by Uncle John on December 20, 2014

9 2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page

2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page

Posted by Slowpaw Steve T on November 18, 2014

10 4-String Open G Tuning?

4-String Open G Tuning?

Posted by Tom Temple on December 21, 2014

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New Guy from Illinois

Started by Gary Ross in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 4 hours ago. 9 Replies

Making Resonance Boxes

Started by DavidKent in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

3 and 4 string hardtail bridges.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat yesterday. 17 Replies

built in amp??

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted yesterday. 13 Replies

Man I am Scrooge!

Started by Sawbones in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson yesterday. 8 Replies

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