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Cigar Box Banjo, Cookie Tin Banjo, Canjo, Dulci-jo, Diddley Bow Banjo, Gas Canjo, Etc... Jo!

So... I have been building handmade musical instruments for about 2½ years, or so, now. I primarily build Cigar Box Guitars ( 2, 3, and 4 s…

Started by Brian Revels

2 Mar 3, 2017
Reply by Brian Revels

not technicaly a banjo, but banjo-ish

hey, I have been making strinnged instruments with a round body, 1-3 strings and a fretless neck, one played with slide, one with slide or…

Started by Iain T.S.

1 Aug 23, 2016
Reply by turtlehead

Laser cut bridges cbgitty

Hi everyone! I'm thinking about purchasing some of these laser cut bridges from C.B. Gitty, and was wondering if anyone has any feedback on…

Started by egyptpunk

0 Aug 4, 2016

Large book with banjo plans

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/221040077292 Firefox collection?

Started by Wade

4 Mar 12, 2016
Reply by Jim Morris

Tin can banjo: Neck-thru options?

Hi folks, I'm creating a 5-string out of an olive oil can and a poplar 1x3: At first, I was thinking of doing a simple neck-thru design…

Started by Noam Berg

3 Apr 4, 2014
Reply by Rand Moore

Some Great Banjo Building Ideas Found Elsewhere on CBN...

Hi All, In researching on CBN how best to build a banjo, I came across some great ideas that I'd like to pass on to this group, since most…

Started by Rand Moore

7 Feb 13, 2014
Reply by turtlehead

Building Round Sound Boxes for Banjos

Hi All, Recently while in the States I came across a series of videos that describe in detail how to build round sound boxes for banjos. In…

Started by Rand Moore

5 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Rand Moore

Some specifically general questions

My wife has expressed interest in learning banjo, and I thought I would make her  one.  I am planning to use a 10" tambourine and 4 strings…

Started by Matt Quinney

33 Oct 11, 2013
Reply by Rand Moore

4 string banjo strings

I've made a four string cooky tin banjo. What guages are you folks using for your strings?

Started by Mr. Toad

0 Oct 1, 2013

4 string or 5 string banjo for blues?

Which is better for blues a 4 string or 5 string? What tuning? Also if you build a cigar box guitar(4 string) is the scale length the same…

Started by JIm Trussler

1 Aug 22, 2012
Reply by Gerald Readore

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not technicaly a banjo, but banjo-ish

Started by Iain T.S.. Last reply by turtlehead Aug 23, 2016. 1 Reply

Laser cut bridges cbgitty

Started by egyptpunk Aug 4, 2016. 0 Replies

Large book with banjo plans

Started by Wade. Last reply by Jim Morris Mar 12, 2016. 4 Replies

Tin can banjo: Neck-thru options?

Started by Noam Berg. Last reply by Rand Moore Apr 4, 2014. 3 Replies

Building Round Sound Boxes for Banjos

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Nov 6, 2013. 5 Replies

Some specifically general questions

Started by Matt Quinney. Last reply by Rand Moore Oct 11, 2013. 33 Replies

4 string banjo strings

Started by Mr. Toad Oct 1, 2013. 0 Replies

4 string or 5 string banjo for blues?

Started by JIm Trussler. Last reply by Gerald Readore Aug 22, 2012. 1 Reply

5-String Banjo Discussion Area

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Ryan Rose Feb 4, 2012. 10 Replies

a free banjo album, sort of

Started by Matthew Borczon. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jan 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Banjo Blues Tab

Started by Gary Davis. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jan 12, 2012. 5 Replies

CB Banjuke Project

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Rand Moore Dec 1, 2011. 1 Reply

Banjo Ukulele

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Rand Moore Nov 27, 2011. 4 Replies

Need help identifying a banjo

Started by DonnieC. Last reply by Mark Bliss Sep 28, 2011. 1 Reply

General Questions

Started by Kyle. Last reply by Mark Bliss Sep 4, 2011. 3 Replies

Hybrid resonator banjo with slide

Started by Mark Bliss. Last reply by Rand Moore Aug 30, 2011. 4 Replies

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The most imitated guitar…

Posted by Tim Snyder on January 19, 2018 at 2:25pm 1 Comment

Cigar box art.

Posted by PEGGY TRAMBLE on January 19, 2018 at 12:55pm 1 Comment

Do you listen to the box?

Posted by Fred Bike on January 18, 2018 at 10:42pm 7 Comments

Tinbox stickdulcimer

Posted by Kim Österberg on January 18, 2018 at 3:25pm 1 Comment

Just not quite right!?

Posted by David on January 17, 2018 at 10:02am 2 Comments

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