Information

Old School

19th and 20th century references to the humble cigar box guitar.

Members: 82
Latest Activity: Feb 23

Old School CBG

This Group is a tip of the hat to the Cigar Box Guitar pioneers of yesteryear. Lets remember where we came from and preserve the early pictures, stories and articles relating to CBGs.

Discussion Forum

BUILD AN "UNCLE ENOS" BANJO - Daniel Carter Beard, St. Nicholas Magazine . . . circa 1870

Started by Knotlenny. Last reply by Damon Aug 20, 2015. 5 Replies

(first published in the 1870's by Daniel Carter Beard)Fig. No 315, shows a cigar-box with holes bored through the ends for the stick that supports the neck to pass through.The bottom of the box is…Continue

CBG of World War I

Started by Alan Oct 24, 2012. 0 Replies

I just wrote an article in the french forum about the CBGs and other…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Old School to add comments!

Comment by Big Guy Blues (Morgan) on May 13, 2011 at 12:37pm
Comment by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars on May 13, 2011 at 11:03am

Big Guy, could you post a picture of the L shaped fret. Not exactly sure how you mean it, but it sounds cool. 

 

Comment by Big Guy Blues (Morgan) on May 3, 2011 at 2:46pm
I you want to go old school on your fret job use finishing nails. Bend them into an "L" shape and hammer them into place. Works great!
Comment by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars on February 23, 2010 at 5:34pm
Love old school, I know I'm new to this but I like to keep mine simple in the old school tradition. No frets or piezo's so far. (not that they are bad, just not old school)
Comment by chris ekelman on December 6, 2009 at 12:15pm
just what i'm looking for.
Comment by Brian Lemin on August 10, 2009 at 5:55am
Just to let you know that I have put up the article on the "Historical development of the Diddly Bo" in the discussion "Wot no articles"
Comment by bairfoot cajun on December 22, 2008 at 4:02pm
i like this place too, could learn a lot here if you pay attention.
Comment by Kevin M. Kraft on December 15, 2008 at 7:01pm
Great stuff!
 

Members (82)

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Latest Activity

BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

32

"Thanks chaps, (John did a 75miler last weekend )"
11 minutes ago
allan ashby posted a status
"just starting another build with two pickups"
31 minutes ago
Graeme Hay posted photos
51 minutes ago
Paul Craig replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo disc transducer spec question
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's video
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to Richard Dean's discussion 3 String Resonator Build...and a million annoying questions
"Looking great so far."
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on Erasmo Coco's blog post GORD DOWNIE OF THE TRAGICALLY HIP DIES
"indeed  , we have lost another great artist . :-( "
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
Thumbnail

Farceur

"it's like you used that washboard to dye your shirt  .. it all fits  ;-)"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Out house rehab

"way better thought out construction than mine ..."
1 hour ago
Downtown Vinnie posted a video
2 hours ago
Bryan Pieper liked Urban Bill's discussion Chords for 4 string CBG (Tuned G-D-G-B)
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service