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?

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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.

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