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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

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

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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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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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Wade replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
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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…"
Apr 30
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…"
Apr 30
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…"
Apr 30
Lane Martin replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"Here's my submission. Built this out of cedar from an old planter. I oriented the neck grain vertically to help with strength. I went for the relic look...like something you'd find in grandpa's attic. Old hinge for a tailpiece, bone…"
Apr 30
Printer2 replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"I entered this contest a little late in the game, two weeks in I thought it would be fun project and it would only last two weeks. What a two weeks it has been. I documented part of it in the blog on my page. Had some maple sides bent to build a…"
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Vern Hallett replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"This is my third coffee can diddly bow. The body is the top 2 1/2" of a coffee can with an autumn theme paint job original to the can. The top "sound board" is old paneling cut and sanded to fit inside the rim of the can with a 1 Qt…"
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JD Moor replied to Nation News's discussion CONTEST! Paint Lid Challenge - Submit here!!! Ends April 30, 2017
"As a custom saddlemaker and leather worker I fell in love with the sounds the cigar box has, I had to build one, then another, then more, now I find I get to enter a contest , a big step for me. This paint can lid creation has a African Paduak neck…"
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