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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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Started by Mike. Last reply by Mike 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey everyone! Just like to introduce myself. I'm mike and i currently reside in Knoxville,Tn.Ive only just recently caught the bug and finished my first build despite lacking the ability to play ☺…Continue

No cigar boxes here!

Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by Dave Lynas Jun 9. 7 Replies

 Hey you guys,  I'm an American guitar maker and I live in Japan full time. I had been wanting to make some instruments that were not formal guitars, and have had guitar maker friends put together…Continue

TAB

Started by Lennox Gavin May 13. 0 Replies

  Hi Everyone Does anyone of you talented players have a tab for "No Expectations" (Stones). Thanks fro the imput. LennoxContinue

Cigar box music. I like it!

Started by Greg G. Last reply by David Blackburn Apr 29. 3 Replies

Just stumbled into this world.  Have allways enjoyed blues music, never played an instrument.  What better way to get started, buy a cigar box for 2 bucks, clean out the junque drawer and…Continue

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Comment by Jim Morris on June 18, 2017 at 7:31pm

Welcome Jeff. I too used to make furniture and now I look at it as nothing more, or less, than a good foundation for making instruments.

Comment by Jeff Reilly on June 18, 2017 at 6:49pm
Hi my name is Jeff I'm from Hobart Tasmania Australia digging the learning curve on building and playing the CBG . cheers to the experience builders that have paved the way for us new kids on the block , I'm a retired furniture maker French polisher with a passion for playing guitars ,first 2 builds went fantastic #3 #4 are on the bench .can't stop ,won't stop is my moto .
Comment by Paul Craig on June 1, 2017 at 5:03pm

Welcome JD. We are all happy to help if needed.

Comment by Paul Craig on June 1, 2017 at 5:03pm

Welcome JD. We are all happy to help if needed.

Comment by JD Richardson on June 1, 2017 at 4:02pm

Hello All,

My name is JD Richardson from Bonne Terre, MO. I joined about a week ago. Really interested CBG's. Got my first on the bench right now. You guys have a lot of great information. Cool not only to learn how to build and play but the history behind these great instruments. Thanks for letting be a part of the group.

Comment by Paul Craig on May 29, 2017 at 4:12pm

Welcome Larry and Tim.

Comment by Tim Hooper on May 29, 2017 at 4:04pm

Evenin' all!  I'm a late middle-aged bloke from the UK, with a passion for music.  I've been talentlessly strumming guitars for decades, and still can't manage a 3-chord song without messing it up somewhere along the way!  I was really intimidated by all the guitar heroes on YouTube, and rated myself very poorly in comparison.

I found the CBG phenomenon a year or so ago, and being a life-long model maker, soon had a simple 3-string CGB up and running. I attended one of Chickenbone John's excellent seminars, but just couldn't get the hang of the thing.

Step two saw me making a 6-string CBG, so I could carry on playing my familiar chord shapes.  This is my most used guitar, and even features an adhustable truss rod in the idigbo neck.

Then I discovered ukuleles, and everything changed! The chords were simple, and there were several clubs in my area.  Obviously I had a build my own (having had a bit of a bash of a simple kit from Ebay).

Uke 1.  Made from a painted wooden box I found on Ebay, I added a tenor mahogany neck.  Plays well, but the thick soundboard makes it too quiet for club use.

Uke 2.  A tenor banjolele, using a cheap tambourine as a pot, with a through-neck form idigbo wood.  Loud.  Sometimes too loud!

Uke 3 . Another tenor uke, but with the body built from parts of an old, scrapped acoustic guitar. So, nice curvy sides, with a thin ply top. Sounds a bit like a lute.  Nice.

Uke 4? Considering doing a 8-stringer, so watch this space!

Tim

Comment by Larry on May 16, 2017 at 6:26pm
Hi there fellow twangers I'm Larry. I live on the RI coast. Built a couple diddley bows and the my first cbg. Not to good hoping my second is better.
Comment by Paul Craig on May 14, 2017 at 1:53pm

Welcome Craig and Franklin. Welcome to the addiction and recognizing you have a problem. Rehab from this type of addiction is frowned upon.

Comment by Craig Wiseman on May 13, 2017 at 8:55pm
Hi all my name is Craig I from Geelong Australia ( near Melbourne ), like most have always been into all alrernative music but never played, then I discovered Cigar Box Guitars, I am 1oo % hooked .
 

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Hey!

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No cigar boxes here!

Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by Dave Lynas Jun 9. 7 Replies

TAB

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Cigar box music. I like it!

Started by Greg G. Last reply by David Blackburn Apr 29. 3 Replies

Hello all.

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Hell Nation

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Greetings from Charleston South Carolina

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I'm hooked

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Deuces are Wild!

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Shout-Out to da King...

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Newbie in South Florida..

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Long time member first introduction

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Newbie From Florida

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Hi from Italy

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Greetings from the Cotswolds, UK!

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Does anyone recognise these pickups?

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