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Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

Four string Pup's on three string CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 23, 2017. 21 Replies

I have a couple of 4-string pups and would like to use at least one on a 3-string build.  Should I angle the pup to keep the magnets closer or just center it on the strings and go with it?  Continue

 

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"Thanks for sharing this Andries.  MJH was my favorite when I took up guitar and you did him proud with the slide show and your smooth playing and vocals."
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Wishing Well - an original song

"Another hit Derek!  Great job on all counts."
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New Song - Existential Blues/Living In The Moment - 3 String Cigar Box Guitar

"Nice job.  Love the sound of your guitar, plus the finger picking and how it blends with the lyrics and melody.  Please keep them coming!"
Jan 11

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
one
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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