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My first build

Started by Richard Dean. Last reply by Blues Frog yesterday. 8 Replies

Finally finished my first CBG, and I gotta say, I was seriously surprised at how well it came out, check out all the pics in my-pics you'll see some unique design ideas, at least some of which I…Continue

hi ya'll

Started by jeff burgoyne. Last reply by Paul Craig on Sunday. 1 Reply

hi ya'll i aint been on here in an age as i been doing a lot of honey do's so i thought i would drop in and say hey.Continue

hi ya'll

Started by jeff burgoyne on Sunday. 0 Replies

hi ya'll i aint been on here in an age as i been doing a lot of honey do's so i thought i would drop in and say hey.Continue

No cigar boxes here!

Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by bigmcgiv Jul 27. 8 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

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Comment by jeff burgoyne on Sunday

welcome this is a great site

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on Saturday
Gday Alan welcome aboard have fun I know you will
Comment by Alan Medhurst on Saturday

Greetings all,

I first saw a cigar box guitar at a WOMAD stall a couple of years ago and thought "I could do that" not realising how difficult cigar boxes are to find in New Zealand. As a result my first build was a biscuit tin with a matai floorboard neck and a sink drain sound hole.

I'm improving little by little, but it's a slow process. I still can't play though.

Comment by Blues Frog on August 7, 2017 at 5:30pm

Good Luck Richard.  Welcome to the nation!

Comment by Richard Dean on August 7, 2017 at 8:27am

Hi everyone, just joined from Salem West Virginia. Everyone has heard the term, "those who can't do...teach" well something along those lines is where I fall, I've owned guitars since I was sixteen, but can't play a lick. tried learning when I was young, but being a lefty in a righty's world at that time, made it difficult. Currently own an 04 Dean Exotica Electric acoustic I play around with, have a 70's La Valencia classical acoustic I'm restoring, and currently also building my first CBG Electric from scratch. I've learned a lot about musical instruments over the last 50 some years, just never dedicated any time or patience on my own to commit to it.

At almost 56 yrs young, with plenty of time on my hands, disabled/retired Veteran, gonna give er another shot. I'll post pics of the CBG build as I go, I've restored many guitars over the years, just never played a tune, oh sure, a few licks of some popular songs here and there, strictly from memorization or tabs, but never played an entire tune, hopefully change that soon, sorry so long winded, wish me luck, again....

Rich

Comment by Paul Craig on July 28, 2017 at 3:05am

Welcome bigmcgiv, you can learn a great deal on this site and many people here can/will help if asked.

Comment by bigmcgiv on July 27, 2017 at 3:17pm

im from Columbia,sc

Comment by bigmcgiv on July 27, 2017 at 2:35pm

well I haven't formally introduced myself. I am Matt. I have built 2 so far and a suitcase amp. in the process to build 2 more for friends. they are not the conventional 3 and 4 stings. I did a six string guitar and a 4 string bass with mfg used necks.so will the 2 im  currently doing. I would like to do a 4 string guitar for myself and learn it.

Comment by Paul Craig on July 19, 2017 at 5:39pm

Welcome Steve.

Comment by Steve on July 19, 2017 at 3:23pm
Hi there,

Finally joined, I'm from Birmingham UK and really looking forward to enjoying the experience of CBN.

Thanks
 

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My first build

Started by Richard Dean. Last reply by Blues Frog yesterday. 8 Replies

hi ya'll

Started by jeff burgoyne. Last reply by Paul Craig on Sunday. 1 Reply

hi ya'll

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No cigar boxes here!

Started by Stephen Faulk. Last reply by bigmcgiv Jul 27. 8 Replies

New here just a short while

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Cigar box music. I like it!

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Hello all.

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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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