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Hi from Italy

Started by MrStones. Last reply by Old Joe Caruso on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,and thanks for allowing me in the cigarbox nation.Well, my name is Daniel and I am 37 and I live in Italy.Played bass guitar for 8 years and then quit for more than a decade.One year ago…Continue

Greetings from the Cotswolds, UK!

Started by Brian Thompson. Last reply by Paul Craig on Saturday. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,I've just joined and have to say I'm thrilled to be a new member of this fantastic community....thanks for having me!I've played 'conventional' guitars, both electric and acoustic, for…Continue

Does anyone recognise these pickups?

Started by James Compton. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 3. 4 Replies

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows what these pickups are? They look a bit like Teiscos, but I am not sure. Any tips would be appreciated.JC…Continue

New Here

Started by Justin. Last reply by Jimmy Parks Jan 2. 10 Replies

Hello folks. Justin here from Asheville, North Carolina. Brand new here. Just ordered my first CBG, a four string. Looks like most videos and playing instructions are for 3 strings. Any tips where I…Continue

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Comment by Russ Wood on Sunday

Hi everyone!

I'm Russ. Retired Radio Personality. Currently living my second act in life as an actor/artist/voiceover artist. I'm a Scottish Games Athlete and "The Viking Dad." I've just found a new passion with CBG`s and look forward to learning and growing. Cheers!

Comment by Metal hic on January 4, 2017 at 3:09pm

Welcome to all new ones!
Nice start, Mark K!

Comment by Andy Busch on January 4, 2017 at 2:27pm

Hi!  I'm Andy!  I've built one instrument, a diddly bow out of a wine box.  Simple, but fun!  Now I want to build instruments out of 3 cookie tins from Christmas.  Years ago a luthier friend attached a tenor banjo neck to a round cookie tin for me.  I play it as a tenor guitar/banjo.  Now I want to build a uke, a 5-string banjo and another diddly bow.  Someone on ukuleleundergound.com suggested I check out this site for parts.  And here I am!

Comment by the anonymous pick on January 3, 2017 at 7:06pm

welcome mark .  looks  good so far .

(Ontario  . whoo  hoo)  ;-)

Comment by Mark K on January 3, 2017 at 6:18pm

Hey all:  Mark here from Ontario Canada.....Been loving blues for years, but only sort of figured out what CBGs were a year or so ago....bought a 3 string and have been trying to learn to play properly - having fun the whole way.

Decided to try building too - what do you think of this piece i am making - meant to be "junky" and as found - hubcap from a 1962 Studebaker, neck is the handle from my grandfather's pick....just waiting for my order of tuning pegs and pickup from CBGitty and I can finish it!

Comment by Paul Craig on January 2, 2017 at 6:16pm
Lots of newbies joining without commenting on the wall. Welcome everybody.
Comment by darryl kernaghan on December 17, 2016 at 11:17pm

Welcome Greg, i'm in Perth, live out Wanneroo way,many good peeps here to help you along, so don't be afraid to ask questions or give advice yourself if you want, enjoy the ride

Comment by Greg Hamilton on December 17, 2016 at 10:49pm

Hi everybody, I've just signed up and looking for friends especially in my state of Western Australia or Tasmania but wherever on this ball of mud is good too. I actually stumbled across CBGs by accident - I  was channel surfing on TV and chanced upon Juzzie Smith on a beer and tattoo show called Blokesworld. From there I came across Samantha Fish and it all just followed on from there. I'm waiting on my CGB kit from Guitar Makers Emporium so I hope to be busy over Xmas building it and then hammering out Honky Tonk Woman courtesy of Mr Mctrusty's how-to video. I welcome all advice from anybody kind enough to offer. I've  recently taken early retirement so I have some spare time on my hands. I hope I can play a CGB better than a 6 string - I gave that up after 30 years of frustration.

Comment by the anonymous pick on December 13, 2016 at 7:11am

welcome !    Les , Wendell.  etc  ... ;-)

Comment by Les Barnett on December 13, 2016 at 6:45am
Good morning CBN. Been following for a while now. Have built 8 CBG's in the last year, just getting my feet wet. I have 15 necks ready now so I can build this winter, with plans to be ready for some spring art festivals in the area. I am also building a full custom hollow body electric. Really enjoy this site.
 

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Hi from Italy

Started by MrStones. Last reply by Old Joe Caruso on Sunday. 4 Replies

Greetings from the Cotswolds, UK!

Started by Brian Thompson. Last reply by Paul Craig on Saturday. 5 Replies

Does anyone recognise these pickups?

Started by James Compton. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 3. 4 Replies

New Here

Started by Justin. Last reply by Jimmy Parks Jan 2. 10 Replies

UK Beginner here

Started by Neil Doherty. Last reply by Neil Doherty Dec 31, 2016. 2 Replies

Howdy Folks, I'm from Kansas!

Started by William Wright. Last reply by Les Barnett Dec 22, 2016. 4 Replies

Hello! Newb joined seeking advice.

Started by Gordon Coleman. Last reply by BILL GRONER Dec 8, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello from Wisconsin!

Started by Don Stachovak. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 3, 2016. 1 Reply

Hello from MA

Started by Rusty Barnes. Last reply by jeffrey ross Dec 1, 2016. 9 Replies

Greetings from Finland

Started by Empirism. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 27, 2016. 4 Replies

Howdy from TX

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Hello from Alaska

Started by Deborah Yohannah Peterson. Last reply by Uncle John Nov 3, 2016. 12 Replies

greetings from italy!

Started by paolo martedi. Last reply by Old Joe Caruso Oct 29, 2016. 2 Replies

G'day from NZ

Started by Steve Hall. Last reply by Steve Hall Oct 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Hello

Started by Bryan Faulstich. Last reply by Bryan Faulstich Oct 17, 2016. 6 Replies

Bought my first guitar in July

Started by Toni Le Busque. Last reply by Bernard D. Oct 16, 2016. 4 Replies

Hello From Oklahoma

Started by Ronald Hanes. Last reply by Bernard D. Oct 16, 2016. 5 Replies

Hello Cigar Box Nation!

Started by Trey Allen. Last reply by Bernard D. Oct 4, 2016. 14 Replies

Hey Y'all

Started by Rod Lindsey. Last reply by Rod Lindsey Sep 23, 2016. 14 Replies

What's up?

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