Blues Frog
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How do you come up with your design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3pefhwwnvfj2q Aug 12, 2016. 83 Replies

   I have seen so many different guitar styles since joining this site. I dunno if its been asked before, but my question is this;Other than a requested design, what makes you build that particular…Continue

"Traditional vs New Fangled"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 30, 2016. 67 Replies

OK so it seems that Wayfinder started something that may have started something that didn't set well with everyone.So I submit to you, I challenge you to a comparison photo dicussion.Post your photos…Continue

Hi. I'm "(insert name here) and I can't stop building CBGs"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Burt Philbrick Feb 27, 2016. 40 Replies

Hi. I'm Blues Frog and I can't stop thinking about, (and building) cigar box guitars.I first discovered Cigar Box Guitars in Dec ember when I was Christmas shopping. Since then I've built 5 and…Continue


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Blues Frog replied to BlueBird J's discussion Just Joined in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome to the Nation."
19 hours ago
Blues Frog replied to Scott's discussion Humbucker pick up
"I built my first 3 stringer with an old humbucker that I had lyin around. It sounds great. No issues."
Feb 16
Blues Frog commented on Del Puckett's video

Onboard Ditto Loop Pedal.

"Nice concept. Sounds awesome"
Feb 15
Blues Frog replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I hear ya Wizzo. Some of my builds have taken a couple of months to complete because I over think it. But in the end, I at least am happy with the finished product."
Feb 14
Blues Frog replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I've had no issues with slippage with the Gitty tuners. Never had any tuner that slipped for that matter. However, if the string is not wrapped good it could slip. Gary Herget mention the screw heads breaking off. For that make sure you drill…"
Feb 14
Blues Frog replied to Rob's discussion Paint Job - Opinions wanted!
"I vote for the Pelham Blue."
Feb 14
Blues Frog commented on Blues Frog's photo

Lovely in Blue Layout Design

"Thanks Unc.  I put a lot of thought into this one. It plays real nice."
Feb 8
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Uncle John commented on Blues Frog's photo

Lovely in Blue Layout Design

"Nice fret board and markers!"
Feb 8
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Feb 7
Blues Frog commented on Eric Lettau's video

Cigar box guitar cover

"Excellent sounding git. Also, I like the song mashup. Well done!"
Jan 30
Blues Frog commented on Bence Nemes-Takách's video


"Nice sound. Love the riff."
Jan 30
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"They sound nice. I have made a couple of three pole pickups and a blade style using the neodymium magnets. They give a very bright sound"
Jan 2

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching cigar box guitars
How many instruments have you built so far?
Too many for someone who isn't selling them.....
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the fact that I can take anything that I have and make an instrument out of it

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At 8:21pm on January 13, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

i hear you about the obsession with CBG's. my son thinks i'm weird because i took apart an old showerhead...the thing with all the holes that the water goes through will make a nice speaker cover

At 1:07pm on January 6, 2016, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
Hi, haven't been to my page in a long time, just saw your post. I don't have a real shop, just my workbench in the basement and power tools in garage. I'm just outside the village, where are you at?
At 6:13pm on December 23, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Cheers man , if we chat before , have a great Xmas :-)


At 11:17pm on December 22, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Hi Blues Frog , just enjoyed watching your videos. You don't see many people using full size humbuckers. I have a pair of 'em from a Satellite Les Paul I broke in 1986 ! Is there a reason they're not used much? Sure sounds good on your CBG . 

At 5:11pm on November 26, 2015, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Blues...

At 7:50am on August 2, 2015, Uncle John said…

Blues Frog, it's good to have you for a CBN friend.

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One Man's Garbage......

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 9:57pm 14 Comments

Went to the transfer station today and this is what I found! A pile of cigar boxes just sitting there!

I couldn't just leave them there! There's too much potential.

What do you think?…


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