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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around. I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!

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New CBG player and builder from Washington State.

Started by Rowdy Berry. Last reply by Don Craig Apr 17. 2 Replies

Hello, Rowdy here from the NW (USA).Been a blues player for years.Been divorce 4 times.. that means...I'VE LOST 200% OF EVERYTHING IVE EVER OWNED! hahahaha. If that don't make the blues "real", then…Continue

Hello from Ohio's capitol cow town

Started by Larry Grant Curnutte Jr.. Last reply by Larry Grant Curnutte Jr. Apr 17. 6 Replies

I'm Grant from Galloway Ohio which is a rural area just outside of Columbus or as I like to call it the capitol cow town lol, I've had a burning love of music for as long as I can remember especially…Continue

Hello from Tasmania - take 2

Started by Scott Godwin. Last reply by merv deeley Apr 13. 5 Replies

Hi all,A couple of weeks ago I accidentally introduced myself via an email sent out to everyone on this group instead of a post on the discussion forum.Sorry about that. I won't post the whole thing…Continue

New CGB builder from Denmark

Started by Thomas Rasmussen. Last reply by Danny Gordon Mar 30. 4 Replies

Hi I´ve just join this exciting site and the world off making and playing CGB. I´ve already build 2 CGB and I wanna build many more. I´ve got a lot of boxes at home and old guitar parts and it is…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on April 18, 2018 at 3:36am

Thanks

Comment by Rowdy Berry on April 17, 2018 at 9:02pm

Paul Craig, this one is a Roswell brand neck position pickup,

I threw a neck position burstbucker pro (Gibson) in a lap-slide, but flipped it and installed in in bridge position. that tone rocked as well, so I may try that on the next CBG.

Comment by Paul Craig on April 17, 2018 at 3:33pm

Welcome guys, building your own can be addictive. May you never recover. Haha

Love the sound of Filtertrons Rowdy. What brand are they?

Comment by FoldedSoup on April 17, 2018 at 1:34pm

Hello! Quick intro note, 'cause it's the same, familiar story ...

I'm a decades-long guitarist who got sucked into this crazy DIY musicianship. I've been lurking the site for years grabbing build tidbits. I'm amazed at how much knowledge I've gained... then after I actually started one, amazed again as to how much I didn't know.

I've only built 2 completely so far.. but, I'm currently in the middle of a 10-CBG crazy experiment where each is deliberately built differently.

I'm going to make MY instrument.

Cheers!

Comment by Rowdy Berry on April 16, 2018 at 10:50pm

Hello, Rowdy here from the NW (USA).

Been a blues player for years.. Got into lapsteels some 2 years ago, and now CBGs. I'm hooked! I have build #1 down and playable now.

Here is a clip of the first build's tone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq8YU5Mx7Rg

I now know why the vol and tone knobs should always be at the bottom... LOL.. keep hitting it and turning it down, so for now, I took the knobs off the post. Looked at every video Shane has posted. Scored my #2 box today.. We'll get started.. Honored to be here...

Comment by Metal hic on March 24, 2018 at 3:37pm

Welcome to all newcomers here, make new things, take our mistakes, make it better ;) there's no rules - as you should know - unless the frets/necklenght. visit our pages and ask! we will answer if we (i) can. I can't build as mutch as I would like, but when you start, there's always something you haven't tried yet ;) The most important (for me) is the share! 

Comment by Paul Craig on March 24, 2018 at 2:45pm

Welcome to the addiction Christian. Lots of info in the Essential pages at the top right of the page. Everybody here is eager to help with any questions.

Comment by Christian VanDonge on March 24, 2018 at 12:30am

Hello, Love to play my 1 slide 3 string I recently played. Basic make. Now I am making an electric but am trying to figure some parts out. Totally enthused about the whoe cigar box guitars. I also play 6 string guitar. Love that there is site like this. thanks.

Comment by smilingdog1 on March 3, 2018 at 6:36pm

@Marinie Toman To build a traditional 3 & 4 string CBG there are not really any rules but there is advice. First thing I consider is the scale I'm using so that I can get an idea the length of box and neck. I like a 25.5inch scale myself. Do you want to fret your strings or play strictly slide or both.(this will determine string height above frets or fret-less if you are just using a slide. Kits are also a great way to go for a beginner, this way you see most of the pr-measurements from the get go. My first CBG was a 6 string I salvaged from a used squire. Best advice is to just dive in! Welcome and good luck.   

Comment by Wal Callaby on March 3, 2018 at 6:24pm

My advice? Build stuff. Make mistakes. Build more stuff, make different mistakes. Keep on building stuff and making mistakes until you're halfway good, then keep building stuff. Attached are pics of my tenth build. Note weird angle of sixteenth fret and positively steampunk headstock- both mistakes. But it plays like an absolute b*st*rd, and that's what counts.

Building more stuff even as I sit here...image.png

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Hello from Ohio's capitol cow town

Started by Larry Grant Curnutte Jr.. Last reply by Larry Grant Curnutte Jr. Apr 17. 6 Replies

Hello from Tasmania - take 2

Started by Scott Godwin. Last reply by merv deeley Apr 13. 5 Replies

New CGB builder from Denmark

Started by Thomas Rasmussen. Last reply by Danny Gordon Mar 30. 4 Replies

Jumpin in on my first build

Started by Greg Geracioti. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 29. 2 Replies

intro before jumping in.

Started by frank learman. Last reply by Don Craig Mar 13. 3 Replies

No cigar boxes here!

Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by E.Z. "Easy" Mucy Feb 22. 12 Replies

Just Joined

Started by BlueBird J. Last reply by Rooster Reaves Feb 22. 3 Replies

piezo's vs pickups

Started by rob muller. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 1. 5 Replies

Hello from country New South Wales

Started by Tony Obermeit. Last reply by Tony Obermeit Dec 27, 2017. 27 Replies

Howdy folks!

Started by Korrigan. Last reply by Korrigan Nov 9, 2017. 3 Replies

It's all new to me.....

Started by Bob Rawson. Last reply by Korrigan Nov 8, 2017. 5 Replies

Hey y'all - UK newbie

Started by Holly Hodson. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 23, 2017. 4 Replies

Greetings everyone!

Started by Ducati Scotty. Last reply by Ducati Scotty Oct 15, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi All UK Newbie

Started by DJM. Last reply by Steve Oct 14, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi & a few questions about tools....

Started by Nic Milton. Last reply by merv deeley Oct 13, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi new member

Started by merv deeley. Last reply by merv deeley Sep 28, 2017. 7 Replies

Build No. 2 4-string

Started by Richard Dean. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 12, 2017. 13 Replies

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