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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan yesterday. 81 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

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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

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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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Jerry Jordan replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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Rob Uker replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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Jerry Jordan replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"I forgot to mention this is a complete Rat-Rod , just a quick down and dirty build, and it sounds great.,.,a poor mans Dobro and nice "pluck and cluck" like a banjo....and it cost me $6 to build..."
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Jenkins Robert replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Additional pictures for clarification."
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Jenkins Robert replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"I call this one "Frankenbox" and yes there is a paint can lid below that aluminum diamond plate. Instead of mounting the lid directly into the body with a floating bridge, I chose to shorten an entire paint can to about 3/4 inch tall with…"
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Jerry Jordan replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Black Walnut neck with a Poplar headstock, yardstick fingerboard, zero fret,Fuente box, a hand hammered paint can lid. 23" scale, walnut bridge saddle."
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Brian Nelson replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"You're right - it is a golden syrup tin lid. I had no paint tins lying around. I hope it still qualifies."
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Dennis Francis Hylton replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Awesome build, but not a paint lid."
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Dennis Francis Hylton replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"This is my first four string and first fretted neck build. I have done a few ukuleles before with pre made necks and can say I enjoyed making the neck and the whole project. This is a 22in scale with Hickory neck and red oak fretboard. Triple piezo…"
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the anonymous pick replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"ah .. 2 bars then  ;-)"
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Lane Martin replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"agreed, but one demerit for not "following the rules" and posting three pics. ;)"
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Matty Baratto replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"LOL!!!  We Italians have to stick together!  Heeheehee Thanks to you and Ben for launching it to the next level.  I'm just glad to be a small part of it!  Hope to be more involved musically!"
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Matty Baratto replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Hi Folks and thank you for the kindness! I actually started using the lids in 1995..."
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Ted Stahl replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Nice!"
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