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  • CBG wiring & electronics.

    694 members Latest Activity: Jun 8

    Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best…

  • Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

    1516 members Latest Activity: 20 hours ago

    This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.…

  • Teisco and vintage Japanese Lovers group.

    92 members Latest Activity: May 11

    For all things Teisco. AND those sweet vintage japanese guitars with those vintage pickups made by Teisco that no guitar on the planet can match.…

  • Percussion Anyone?

    72 members Latest Activity: Jun 2 Cigar box guitar players can lay down the rythm, but who lays down the groove? This groups is for the percussion player in all of us, lets…

  • Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more

    141 members Latest Activity: May 23

    Idea trading post for bowed instruments. Share photos and tips of fiddles and whatnot that you've built, acquired or seen.

  • Sell Those Puppies!

    160 members Latest Activity: May 12

    A group to discuss selling the instruments and accessories we build.  Where to sell, how to display, what works and what doesn't.  Where do you…

  • Canadian CBG

    88 members Latest Activity: May 17

    Were Canadian CBG makers can talk CBG topics and share ideas and photos and vids.

  • Hand built and custom microphones

    78 members Latest Activity: Feb 24

    thought about how i was using modern mics and effects, mainly distortion and reverb, to record with and it seemed the next step to me was hand…

  • The Art Room

    79 members Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2016 Show your artistic talents beyond CBG's or Cbg's with your own artistic touches.Oil's ,Watercolors,Carvings anything art.(NO NUDES PLEASE!Ugly ones…

  • New Zealand CBG Movement

    22 members Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2016

    Kia Ora...Somewhere for all CBG people in the land of the long white cloud to get together and talk CBG stuff......

  • Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar

    144 members Latest Activity: Jun 14

    Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar!

    Start by downloading these vintage plans for making…

  • New York Cigar Box Guitars

    39 members Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2016 The Cigar Box Guitar group for builders and musicians in the New York area.

  • Diddley Bows and Other Primitives

    311 members Latest Activity: Jun 6 A place to discuss one-string diddley bows, washtub basses, washboards and any other primitive instrument that may fall outside the Cigar Box realm.

  • Homemade Dobros

    9 members Latest Activity: Apr 27

    "It don't mean a thang, if it ain't got that clang!!!"

    We're discussing homemade dobro ideas.  From dog bowls to paint can lids and…

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