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Andy Busch and Bruce are now friends
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If Teardrops Were Pennies

"I always enjoy your videos, Uncle John. Nice job!"
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Part Time Heathen - original song demo

"Great song, and great guitar!  I just got done checking out your page here on the Nation this evening. You have a lot of excellent builds on there.  I really like the 6 stringers you make. My next project is a 6 string."
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Gary O'slide - Cigar box guitar bidon renault

"You can almost hear the rust on that can.  Nice!"
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Playing My Cigarbox Ducimer

"That sounds real pretty."
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Cherry Red Resonator

"Very nice guitar, full sound."
Jan 27
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Linger by The Cranberries - CBG Tribute

"Very well done. Both you and your guitar sound great."
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Phantom 3 video test .

"Nice playing and singing.  Interesting scenery too."
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Where The Snow Don't Fly (by me)

"Good song! I like the lyrics and finger pickin'."
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Come Together Beatles Cover On Cigar Box Guitar, Bass and Cajon

"Thanks Bob! I appreciate your nice comment."
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As a new CBG addict I'm already starting to notice changes in my behavior and personality. I need your support!

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 1:29pm 12 Comments

Things just aren't the same anymore. Little by little I'm noticing the changes.  My junk drawer has new meaning, and going to the hardware store is no longer just a errand, but a quest for inspiration.

What do you say to the overly helpful hardware store clerk who has noticed you hanging around his store looking at every hinge, bolt, threaded rod, drawer pull, drain cover and grommet on display. He's noticed that you have been there for quite awhile, apparently without purpose, a far…

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Why I marked my CBG's fret positions like a banjo instead of a conventional six string guitar.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

It seems pretty much standard for conventional guitars to have fret position dots at fret numbers 3,5,7,9,12,15,17,19,21. Five string bluegrass banjos are marked almost the same, but a banjo differs in that its fingerboard usually marks the 10th and 22nd fret instead of the 9th and 21st. The…

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I'm new here and love this site.

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 7:31pm 4 Comments

Thanks to all of you who are building these wonderful instruments and keeping a great tradition going. I am joining the revolution.

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At 6:25pm on January 7, 2018, Erasmo Coco said…

Thanks for the friend request Bruce.

At 8:42am on December 30, 2017, Don Craig said…

Hi Bruce, good to meet you.  I've built two CBGs, rebuilt a cheap guitar into a 3-string, and I'm now finishing up my first diddley bow.  Will be posting pictures soon.  I'm one of the oldest geezers here, someday I'll post an avatar picture.  - Don

At 8:51pm on November 21, 2016, BBB said…

Hi Bruce, thanks for the invitation. I'm a novice at this kind of thing... Loved the Tony Joe White rendition and love the picture of your dog! BBB

At 10:13am on November 20, 2016, Derek Rose said…

Thank you for adding me as a friend Bruce. You have some nice looking builds and enjoyed your video! 

At 2:41pm on May 10, 2016, David Bowes said…

Hi Bruce thanks for the innovation, good work.

David

At 6:11pm on December 16, 2015, Peter Otto said…

Hey there Bruce! Thanks for inviting me!

At 7:53am on December 16, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to meet you Bruce. Thanks for the friend request.
At 9:42pm on December 15, 2015, turtlehead said…

Thanks for the nice comments and the friend add Bruce!

At 5:54pm on April 8, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Bruce! this was my second copper rezzo, but this one sure sounds sweet, and i am happy its a 4 stringer!

At 5:04pm on March 29, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Great to hear Bruce,thats why i play em! Thanks and  glad you liked  them.

 
 
 

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