Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts (1,909)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Keith Richards Plays in open G....

Many of you probably already know this but Keith Richards often plays in open G. He removed the bass string and plays with five strings so…

Started by Jim Saraceno

6 May 30
Reply by Jim Saraceno

Amp building question.

I have 2 little speakers from an old TV that I would like to build into one amp. Both are 8 ohm. Assuming one of the little Gitty 9V, 2.5W…

Started by Joe Williams

8 May 27
Reply by Paul Craig

Uncle Mark - My new favorite CBG lessons

Just found this guy a couple of days ago. He is a long time guitar player but only a few months on a cigar box guitar. He already has tons…

Started by Russell Bryant

15 May 26
Reply by Jamie O'Grady

hello i could you a helping hand .

I could use some heil locating some one who can give me some building tips on a cbfiddle.

Started by Thomas Blasque

3 May 26
Reply by Taffy Evans

Need Resources, Book, DVD, Tabs, How to play frettless 3 String

As the Title say: I am looking for any resource to learn to play a frettless 3 string CBG. A Book or DVD would be great. Free stuff is alwa…

Started by Andreas Fischer

11 May 23
Reply by Andreas Fischer

Lessons that use a GDG Tuning with High G?

Hey, everyone, I'm just getting started with three-string open G tuning. I set my instrument (not a cigar box guitar, planning a build soon…

Started by Thomas L. Knapp

2 May 21
Reply by Thomas L. Knapp

Learning new songs, jamming with the Artists, play solo or chords

I didnt know if its better to post this as a Blogarticle or a Forum Post. I choosed the Blog but mention it here too, because i dont want y…

Started by Andreas Fischer

3 May 20
Reply by Korrigan


Hi all I’m after a great sounding pickup. I like the idea of piezo as u can’t see it so my builds stay raw. But I just can’t get the piezo…

Started by Yoda

6 May 19
Reply by Yoda

Chord sheets for DGB tuning?

Hey all, I got my first "resonator" CBG today. My builder used the higher strings from a 6-string set so that I would get more of a banjo s…

Started by Snuffy Smith

72 May 7
Reply by Korrigan

Old radio to amp

Here are the 2 sides of the board of an old transistor radio I'm wanting to turn into an amp. Can't get it done yet. I think I need to disa…

Started by Joe Williams

6 May 5
Reply by Joe Williams


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources



Started by Clyde B. Bumgarner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion 55 minutes ago. 0 Replies

First build in years.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 5 hours ago. 54 Replies

The Tremoloa - History's Weirdest Slide Guitar

Started by Shane Speal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Don Randolph yesterday. 4 Replies

A Young Frank Zappa Performs Music on a Bicycle with Steve Allen

Started by Shane Speal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Don Randolph yesterday. 13 Replies

Amp wattage

Started by Joe Williams in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Joe Williams on Monday. 4 Replies

VIDEO: The World's Most Irritating Instrument

Started by Shane Speal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Friday. 19 Replies

Lace pickup prints

Started by Andries D. EKER in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Andries D. EKER on Friday. 15 Replies

Latest Activity

TJ Fernandez posted photos
15 minutes ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's video
23 minutes ago
Clyde B. Bumgarner joined Shane Speal's group

Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what…See More
53 minutes ago
Clyde B. Bumgarner posted a discussion


I posted this earlier in the wrong group I think I'm making my 3rd build it's a license plate…See More
55 minutes ago
Taffy Evans replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Hi Mark, keep in mind that the lighter the string the less energy it produces when plucked so less…"
1 hour ago
Rev. Todd Hanson commented on Rev. Todd Hanson's photo

Box score!

"He told me that he tossed out "a ton" yesterday. One day late, but I'm happy with…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on James O Lunsford's video

Have You Ever Seen The Rain on CBG

"James, you are looking and sounding good.  You have that CCR sound going. "
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video

Mallard CBG for Dave

"Thanks, James.  I always enjoy your videos and builds.  I hope you are having a good…"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas liked Chris "Fingerz" Zaferes's photo
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's photo

Soon the ducks will be at the door

"I’m Ducky with Delight!"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Jim Morris's photo

2018.06.20 Jim Morris HampRev

"Beautiful Jim. Congrats!"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas liked Jim Morris's photo
1 hour ago




© 2018   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service