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Newbie in South Florida..

Started by John Hicks. Last reply by Bobby Wallen 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Hello Everyone!  Name is John Hicks,..currently living in SW Florida for the last 3 years. From Tennessee originally, but spent time in Phoenix, AZ in mid 80;s,..then Seattle late 80's till late…Continue

Introduction

Started by Mardi Macfly. Last reply by Bobby Wallen Feb 13. 3 Replies

    Hello all. First I want to thank everyone for your input on this site, it's been a huge help on my first four builds. Thank you. I'm Mardi. I was born in Michigan and grew up there. Spent a few…Continue

Long time member first introduction

Started by Bobby Wallen. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 7. 1 Reply

I have not really introduced myself before I thought it was about time I should. My name is Bobby and I live in southwest Virginia right at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Crooked…Continue

Newbie From Florida

Started by Jim Talley. Last reply by Andy Mitchell Feb 1. 8 Replies

Greetings All. I am a 61 year old who has noodled on 6 strings and just learned about cigar box guitars. I am ready to learn from all of you and one day I hope to pass on your wisdom to others. Jim

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Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on February 7, 2017 at 12:30am

Welcome to the Nation Greg. Don't worry, you're not the only one who can't play.  Learn a few simple licks and amuse yourself and have fun with your builds.  That's what I have done and now and then I get a "real musician" to play one of mine so I know how good they can sound.  Enjoy the process, it's a great addiction, er...hobby.

Comment by Greg McElwee on February 6, 2017 at 9:14pm

Hey everybody and thanks for the acceptance into this community.My name is Greg,and I am in SW Missouri.I am sad to say,musically,I can't carry a tune with a bucket and a wheelbarrow.Yet the idea of the CBG's fascinates me,being an old school crafter,that utilizes reclaiming items to repurpose them into useful and unique pieces of art,furniture,or whatever I can conceive a use for a creation.I have always been envious of musically inclined individuals,so I am hoping that maybe starting to build these creations out of basically nothing,I may find the ability to pick a tune from something I have created.After 60 years in this world,the only instrument I can play is the stereo,and I know the only "stupid" question is the one unasked.Once again thanks for acceptance into this community. 

Comment by Andy Busch on January 24, 2017 at 10:45am

Hi Duncan!  Welcome!  I'm a noob too, and I've SO caught the bug.  Watch out--it'll gitcha!

Comment by Duncan thompson on January 24, 2017 at 10:42am
Hi, new builder and player here. After seeing Justin Johnsons video of him playing shovel, I thought yeah of course you can build your own guitar. So now Ive done that, just need to learn to play it now! :)
Comment by Russ Wood on January 15, 2017 at 3:18am

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.
 

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