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I am builder of CBGs and Diddley Bows based in Colne, Lancashire in the UK and I have been given the chance to display my builds in a Shop in the Town centre of Colne on Saint Georges Day. i was wondering if anyone out there would be kind enough to give me any information on the history of the Cigar box Guitar and/or Delta Blues as I was thinking of making a 'cork board' display to have as a backdrop to the builds and the short performance that I will be doing on that day.
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
Well they say the story of the cigarbox guitar goes....
There once was a Man from Nantucket
Who put a string on a stick trough a box and plucked it
He played some Blues that he wanted to choose
And anyone that didn't like it could suck it!
Sorry dude, just joking.
The history of Cb instruments
And well, its not exactly a history but a nice summerizing of the toppic of Delta Blues
Hope this helps and congradulations on the chance to show your stuff.
Good luck Andrew.
One idea might be to also have a simple tune Tabbed out for the CBG (for 1, 2, 3 etc strings) so when a potential buyer picks one up they can have a play even if they haven't tried one before.
Also if you stick on the corkboard info for Cigar Box Nation and the UK Home Grown Music Collective/advert for the Boxstock festival - for those interested it will highlight it is a large growing area of music with lots of resources to look at and learn from rather than a musical curiosity.
Cheers for the advice david ! i shall print off the info regarding CBNation & The UK Homegrown Music collective etc later in the day.
Hope this is useful, I too build cbg's however I also make padded bags as used by chillicool , chickenbone john etc .I am based in yorkshire so if you are interested in purchasing some get in touch ,
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