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Started by Ducati Scotty. Last reply by Ducati Scotty on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hi, I'm Scott.  I've half heartedly tried learning to play a few instruments over the year, most recently a ukulele.  I figured with four strings, one per finger, I'd finally get it.  I learned a few…Continue

Thank you, one and all.

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Hello all and thank you for allowing me to join this fine forum!started checking out this website about the first of the year and got hooked, and I joined. I have had neither the time nor the nerve…Continue

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Started by DJM. Last reply by Steve on Saturday. 1 Reply

Hi all.I am brand new to CBG but have spent many years (unsuccessfully) trying to play 6 string guitar.Always had a passion for the blues and after having a minor stroke I could not fret any…Continue

Hi & a few questions about tools....

Started by Nic Milton. Last reply by merv deeley on Friday. 1 Reply

Hey all,I'm play drums but always wanted to build a CBG. I'm totally a beginner with this haven't done any woodwork since school. I've been getting together some basic stuff...got me some mahogany…Continue

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Comment by ZooT aLLures on Sunday

greetings,

I've been fiddling with three string CBG's for a while.

Bought a few and built a few.....love them all.

I'm working on writting the tabs for some backing tracks for some "Frank Zappa" stuff, as while others might disagree, Frank Zappa was a hard core bluesman in his own right. And much of his music was simply beautiful.

Make no mistakes, I can't play the leads, but I can sit back and play the backing tracks and feel good about it, and that's good enough for me.

Remember, there are no rules.

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on September 29, 2017 at 4:55pm
Welcome to the addiction buddy ,just stay clear of the Windmills they will get you every time Best regards Jeff .
Comment by Wal Callaby on September 29, 2017 at 4:55pm
Good grief man, give yourself a break! Learning CBG, working on a play (which opens in less than nine weeks), writing songs- and you wanted to build an instrument as well? Chill!
Comment by Donkey Hotay on September 29, 2017 at 4:49pm

Hey y'all.  I picked up a CBG for a play I'm working on - a blues/Mississippi take on the story of Don Quixote.  Picking it up pretty quick and having a great time. Hoping to write some songs for the show, which will be performed in November.  I had initially wanted to build one, but I ran out of time for that trial and error process, but I'm hoping to get into building once I get this show up and going.

Comment by Ken Colwill on September 21, 2017 at 11:16am

Thanks for the welcome Anonymous Pick!

Comment by the anonymous pick on September 19, 2017 at 5:34pm

welcome Ken  .  to the addiction .. ;-)

Comment by Ken Colwill on September 19, 2017 at 5:32pm

Ok so I just did this whole thing wrong...posting I mean. I sent a message to everyone in the group instead of posting on the Wall...sorry everyone. I am Ken Colwill I live on Long Island New York. I just joined Cigar Box Nation yesterday. Happy to be here. I am gathering my stuff to build my first canjo...very excited. I have sourced my can..that sounds strange...lol...ordered string last night. Next stop Home Depot for a hardwood replacement broom handle and hardware. 

Comment by Richard Dean on September 8, 2017 at 7:11pm

Welcome Rick, hope the storm takes pity on Florida, be safe.

Like you, I have had several instruments and never learn to play much more than a plink plink here and a plink plink there, maybe I should start with an air guitar........I've got all my goodies ready to make a couple one stringers, finishing up a 4 string first. Addictive hobby, I'll probably end up making more than playing.

Comment by Rick Purvis on September 8, 2017 at 6:48pm

Hey everybody, I live in the home town of Bo Diddly about to make my first Diddly Bow. Sure would be cool if He was still around to give me some pointers on the thing he got his name from. I'm in the  collection mode getting all my pieces and parts together fit'n to get my jam on. I just boarded up my house waiting for Irma to do her thing then I'll start my build. Wish me luck , Rick

Comment by Richard Dean on September 7, 2017 at 5:25am

Hey Kent, that's what I call a toy box!

 

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Thank you, one and all.

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Hi All UK Newbie

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Hi & a few questions about tools....

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

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Hi new member

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Build No. 2 4-string

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My first build

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hi ya'll

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New here just a short while

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new member checkin in

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Hey!

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TAB

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Cigar box music. I like it!

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