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CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Stahl 25 seconds ago. 67 Replies

CONTEST OVERVIEW:We're challenging you to create new and exciting resonator instruments using paint can lids!  Whether its sinking a lid into your favorite cigar box guitar design or coming up with…Continue

Guitar Builder Profile: Interview with Scott Griepentrog of Magic Music Mill Cigar Box Guitars

Started Apr 3 0 Replies

Huntsville, AL guitar builder, Scott Griepentrog was interviewed by Shane Speal at the 2017 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival as part of the Builder's Forum. The idea was to learn more about the…Continue

Tags: to, how, mill, lowe, make

Brushy One-String Gets His Guitar Fixed

Started this discussion. Last reply by turtlehead Apr 5. 3 Replies

Internet viral sensation, Brushy One-String is known for flogging an old acoustic guitar graced with a single bass string.  After playing that guitar worldwide for several years, it was finally in…Continue

Tags: acoustic, guitar, 1-string, cigar, box

Free Plans: Build Your Own Cheese Box Banjo Plans - from 1893! PDF download

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We have just discovered another set of historic plans as part of Cigar Box Nation's ongoing research to archive homemade folk instruments.  How a Boy Can Make a Banjo was first published in the Salt…Continue

Tags: minstrel, cigar, instrument, Appalachian, pdf

 

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Ted Stahl replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"This is my #10:THE HOT ROD. Just like a hot rod, it's stripped down and simple.It has an oak pole for a neck finished with Danish Oil. Piezo goes straight to the output jack. Paint lid resonator was free from my local paint store. Nut and bolt…"
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Ted Stahl replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Guitar made by Camille Stahl.  This is my first build. I started with a cut out neck, cigar box, and a paint can lid I got for free from a paint store. I had an old paint bush and cut it for both the bridge and tail. I also used a sponge paint…"
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Paul Craig replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Absolutely Beautiful Matty. "
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AGP # replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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Andries D. EKER replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Genius Bridge Ideer !"
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Andries D. EKER replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Great in his tiny ness ! floating"
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Paul Craig replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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Lane Martin replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Nice."
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Erasmo Coco replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Go Riders Go!"
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Erasmo Coco replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Very Nice ! Mr.AGP."
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Papa D replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"3 String ,Hickory Neck,walnut fretboard, classic tuners, hardware handle tail.,vol. tone controls,single coil. 1 gallon paint lid, wood cigar box.."
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Brian Nelson replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"I have been meaning to make a hybrid bass/guitar CGB for a while. The paint lid challenge go me interested because a resonator for the guitar strings could give a good tonal contrast to the bass string. I wanted the bass bridge to be bearing on the…"
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Kalmario replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"righto then.  drift wood from Whiritoa beach NZ after the last storm. 18 inch scale tuned Dad. 65mm paint lid. 5 loads of Danish oil.  no idea of the type of wood.  first fretboard that's not straight. ;) playable of course!…"
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Printer2 commented on Nation News's group Homemade Dobros
"Hi you all. I stumbled back onto this site by seeing the paint can lid contest vid. Years ago I Saw a kid in a vid also playing a CBG and figured I could make one of my own. Went down hill from there, started to learn about gitars but never actually…"
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Homemade Dobros

"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 whatever else you can dream up...we wanna see it!  What do you use on your cigar box guitars to get that metal sound?  Do you have a technique that projects sound like a dobro? Let's hear it!  See More
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Mike Capotorto replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Are you kiddin' me??!! Absolutely beautiful!!"
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Ted Stahl replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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