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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..

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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!

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1 Reeds Taylor / Words too You

Reeds Taylor / Words too You

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2 make the nation a social network again this new year's

make the nation a social network again this new year's

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String pressure crushing boxes.

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Eyesight To The Blind

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5 2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page

2014 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page

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heres my latest build

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cbg box size?

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8 SWAMP WITCH GUITAR SS4L TRIBUTE WITH WADES GOLD FOIL LOWRIDERS

SWAMP WITCH GUITAR SS4L TRIBUTE WITH WADES GOLD FOIL LOWRIDERS

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SUITCASE AMP

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10 Traded a CBG for this old Tenor (four string)

Traded a CBG for this old Tenor (four string)

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Help me fix this cbg please

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted 15 hours ago. 12 Replies

How to Build a CBG-- the Professional Way

Started by Wayfinder in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music 23 hours ago. 9 Replies

Skeleton driver prank.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Wayfinder 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

Measuring frets from nut...then adjusting bridge

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music yesterday. 19 Replies

cbg box size?

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by john mackay yesterday. 11 Replies

Gluing pre-fretted board to neck

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Not so good glue fretboard to neck..

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder on Tuesday. 8 Replies

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