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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crowdaddy Apr 30. 47 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

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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

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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

Started Mar 28 0 Replies

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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"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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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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Carl Franklin replied to Nation News's discussion COOL VIDEO: He Saved All His Wood Scraps for a Striped Guitar Neck!
"I did a fret board the same way. I cut each fret out of red oak and poplar alternating the pieces. I stained the red oak but left the poplar natural and then applied three coats of poly. Looks great"
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Crowdaddy replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"The body is a spanish cedar cigar box.I removed the bottom and replaced it with a piece of book matched flame maple for the top of the guitar and used the hinged top of the box for the back,allowing easy access to the inside.The tapered neck and…"
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darryl kernaghan replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Great homemade effort Wade, ticks all the boxes for me"
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Wade replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Here is my entry. This guitar features a flea market found 8"x12" aluminum cake pan body. The paint lid has been turned using a cardboard form screwed down to a potter's wheel. A broomstick, WD40, and brute force was applied to…"
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Don replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Up for your consideration is a singlecut resonator cigar box guitar. It started out as a Punch cigar box and then received a new 1/4" oak ply top and sunburst style finish. Poplar neck with an ebony stained fretted poplar fretboard and pearl…"
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JJ Holt replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"My first paint lid resonator build with a simple hardwood stick through box design, 24" scale Slide Guitar. Fret less Wavy Maple tapered neck, ugly box dressed up and rapped in paisley fabric with sanded down lid and old  New Orleans…"
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting at Taxco Mexican Grill [Mint Hill location]

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