There a few mass produced, "cigar box," instruments on the market today. The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar by Hinkler and the Eddy Finn Cigar Box Ukulele.

When it comes to the mass produced CBGs, here's a call to action. Instead of steering away from, and being appalled by them, embrace it. For example. I bought my nephew one of the Hinkler CBG kits, and I bought one for myself. If you see a CB instrument in a store, ask if you can do a show/demo there, and leave some of your business cards near the display. Doing the show would promote CBGs, and show that they're playable, but also promote local builders.

We also have some notable players in the Revolution, and celebrities are starting to play them. My question is when does a movement become an industry?

Views: 491

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I don't think anything must happen to them. Both companies are marketing and trying to brand  their products and  as high end CBGs.They are part of an industry .Just my opinion.

I meant nothing bad by it. As K said, everything DIY/Maker gets the manufacturer's treatment. The biggest industry to come out of the DIY/maker movement is beer. More specifically craft beer. It was just out of curiosity.

 That's a real valid point Dustin. There are more and more micro breweries opening in Alberta . and it is an Industry. CBGs Industry in my opinion.

I have seen St. Blues selling their CBG's everywhere. They are not Gibson or Fender, but I consider them a younger cousin. I won't stop building or selling CBG's, but I might consider it a bummer when Fender and Gibson get in on the action. Just my 2 cents.

A movement is more of a social structure, an attitude/idea that catches on (rock and roll, hippies, rap, heroine chic, white wall tires, skinny jeans).

An industry is an economic/business structure, ususally referring to larger scale .  (steel industry, auto industry, fashion industry, music industry)

and they are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

sew-your-own is a movement, well supported by an industry of sewing-machine manufactures and pattern designers.

RSS

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

Forum

2017 Halloween Build-Off!

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by harry thompson 8 hours ago. 31 Replies

Banjo question

Started by Rose Ericson in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Titch the Clown 18 hours ago. 46 Replies

Fretting?

Started by Joe Nanzer in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Joe Nanzer on Sunday. 8 Replies

Latest Activity

Chick Who Tinkers commented on Chick Who Tinkers's photo
Thumbnail

A1

"No worries, Chris. Hope your wifi gets sorted easily for you. We'll chat about all things…"
16 minutes ago
Dennis Reedy commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Postmaster 2 sample

"Dave when you finger pick do you use your fingers or finger nails... what do most people do?"
17 minutes ago
Dennis Reedy commented on ChickenboneJohn's video
Thumbnail

ZZ Top's "25 Lighters" on cigar box guitar

"Great lesson ,ZZ Top is my favorite band, more lessons on their songs would be great. You are a…"
25 minutes ago
Chris Lyons commented on Chick Who Tinkers's photo
Thumbnail

A1

"Hey love, my Wi-Fi's down. If it comes back up Ill message later and share how I tamed that…"
48 minutes ago
Primitive Acoustics commented on Primitive Acoustics's video
Thumbnail

Crank Wheel Cigar Box Guitar

"Twitch and Chick-Thank you so much for checking this out and taking the time to comment!!"
1 hour ago
darryl kernaghan replied to Janis Wilson Hughes's discussion Scroll saw fret slot cutting - I need a thicker blade - help a sister out please
"These are what i use in my saw Janis, my saw takes pin ended blades, .5 mm is just nice for…"
1 hour ago
Mike Whitney replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Round peizo... feeling underwhelmed.
"Man, I know...! - and old enough to know better. I grabbed some 'chopstick' like scraps…"
1 hour ago
Muddy Creek Guitars commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

Cancer Booth

"Great work for a great cause!"
1 hour ago
Muddy Creek Guitars liked T-Gripped's photo
1 hour ago
darryl kernaghan replied to Janis Wilson Hughes's discussion Scroll saw fret slot cutting - I need a thicker blade - help a sister out please
1 hour ago
darryl kernaghan replied to Janis Wilson Hughes's discussion Scroll saw fret slot cutting - I need a thicker blade - help a sister out please
"I just had a quick look, i suspect these are too long for your saw, [ 11"], but it gives you…"
1 hour ago
Erasmo Coco commented on Erasmo Coco's video
Thumbnail

BACKSLIDER TRICONE Cigarbox guitar ( TEST RUN 6)

"Thanks again Dave ! Glad you like it."
1 hour ago

Events

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service