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Bare Bones Box Gituars new outlet.

Pleased to announce that Maccans Music Store in Hobart Tasmania will be selling my guitars and will be up on there web site today . 

Added by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on December 10, 2017 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

First Build - SF Signature Box

Being a big Samantha Fish fan, I decided my first build would be a signature model with her distinctive "Fish Sound hole"



I managed to get a couple of CBs from a cigar shop here in the UK, and ended up picking the larger plain wooden one. The lid is actually quite thick, so not ideal for an acoustic, but I was going to add one of the cheap single coil Pickups that crop up everywhere you look, and play mostly "plugged in".

I found suitable wood for the neck and fretboard, ordered…

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Added by Peter Martin on December 4, 2017 at 8:45pm — 5 Comments

Enter to Win a Mike Snowden Cigar Box Guitar!



The Craftsmanship Initiative is an organization that’s on a mission to spread…

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Added by Gaynor Strachan Chun on December 4, 2017 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

First ever build

As of 1 hour ago I have officially completed my FIRST EVER build.

The last time I built literally anything was when I made a box as part of my technology GCSE coursework - a box with countless nails sticking out and faux-fur matted with black paint. A box that broke no less than 4 industrial staplers and a saw in order to complete. A box that has meant I have been labelled as someone with no craft ability for about 13 years!!

I started on 08/11/17, and worked a couple…

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Added by Holly Hodson on November 29, 2017 at 5:25pm — 4 Comments

Old Time vintage Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Hi, if you are interested in building cigar box guitars, I am making cigar box guitar pickups with Vintage Tobacco art. 

I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars.

If you would like to make your cigar box guitar have a unique look and feel.

Visit http://www.reddogguitars.com/  and just email me,…

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Added by BeetleJuice! on November 21, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement fro the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.( trom Rollin Stone Magazine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM

Added by Erasmo Coco on November 18, 2017 at 7:18pm — 5 Comments

Raffle for Christmas dinners.

Club is getting a head start on fundraising dinners for families in need. Most of us have been there but too proud to ask. We don't wait for folks to ask, we raffle guitars and give away food shopping gift cards.

Jason Weaver donated a beautiful 6string traveler we're drawing on in December. So here is a great idea you can use for your community in your area to give just in time to warm the hearts of many.

St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Club @ Hwy61roadhouse.

SD…

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Added by smilingdog1 on November 18, 2017 at 4:59pm — 7 Comments

New to this.

so i have built 16 guitars in 9 months. Now i sit here in a room surrounded by these things i made, wondering if at any minute they will all start to come undone ..did i glue right?, did i put screws in the right place ?  ..... :D

Added by StorminSteve on November 15, 2017 at 7:40pm — 16 Comments

3 Lessons for the Blues, Slide Guitar & Cigar Box Guitar Building

Three brand new lessons for playing the Blues, tasteful slide guitar & getting the best tones from your cigar box guitars.

NEW TODAY:  Quick Blues Lick of the Week:  The T-Shape Riff   A seriously badass…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 15, 2017 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

First attempt

Finished my first attempt at a CGB today and I'm feeling a bit let down right now - I knew there would be warts but there were more than expected. A few things that will go down as learning experiences:

1. There was too much work that happened on the neck and fretboard before gluing them together; as a result, the fretboard didn't really lay down flat on the neck and there are gaps all along the edge (despite full clamping).

2. Using small brass eye bolts as the tail to hold…

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Added by Sean Murphy on November 11, 2017 at 4:02pm — 8 Comments

3 string or 6 string, can't decide...born a six string heap a junk....MODIFICATION TIME!

Git was born a 6 string, can't even tell you what brand, was hodge podged together with all kinds of crap, First Act parts, Harmony neck and who knows what else, drilling in this body was atrocious, everything was askew big time, and junk parts that have been cobbled together over time.

Reason for this build, Step Son Christmas present, wife said he'd love another guitar, lost his old one. I said how? He pawned his old git to pay some bills, and lost his ticket after paying part of…

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Added by Richard Dean on November 10, 2017 at 4:41pm — 13 Comments

1880's INDIAN Cigar Box Guitar ~ Early Americana & Old West Art



Hi, if you build or play cigar box guitars, come check out the guitars at Red Dog Guitars.

Most players have many guitars, add one to your collection. They are different than other instruments being built and there is no other guitars like them. They are completely unique and original. You…

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Added by BeetleJuice! on November 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Community CBG

Big community in blue and CBG in france in this forum...
I rather like it when people exchange... ^^^

http://www.cigarboxguitares.fr/

Added by CesariniWolff on November 6, 2017 at 6:16am — 4 Comments

Arturo Fuente 3 String

Building an electric 3 string, not sure how acoustic it will be, might just dedicate a different one for that avenue, and this is another box for me. On another thread of mine..."Resonator build" I'm stealing the neck I had for it, for this build, the Res build is going a different direction.

Started to prep this box, getting ready to take it to the shop for some cutting(love the fact I don't have to build the box first)

Notice both the box lid where it meets the box and the…

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Added by Richard Dean on November 4, 2017 at 2:52pm — 21 Comments

Here's my last one, the twin of the one I made for my brother already presented here! Still on the accordion base, you still have to finish all this and connect it to the amp! :)

Here's my last one, the twin of the one I made for my brother already presented here!

Still on the accordion base, you still have to finish all this and connect it to the amp!…

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Added by CesariniWolff on November 1, 2017 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

New additions

Added by Gary Lacoste on November 1, 2017 at 7:05am — 2 Comments

A quick CBGitty shout out!

I have to say, I'm seriously amazed at their service, I was watching live for the first time the Gitty Gang Show, and multi tasked in another open window on my computer, placed an order for some frets, trunk corners and a fret board decal, and before I was done watching the show, I heard my email alert go off, my order had been shipped already, I figured nahhhhh- they just printed up a label for when they ship it, nope, within the hour after the show it was already tracking, it will be in my…

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Added by Richard Dean on October 29, 2017 at 11:21am — 3 Comments

St. Louis CBG Club T-Shirt Logo

We held a drawing contest for the clubs logo for 2017-2018 and there were 12 entry's out of which Anonymous pick's entry won. Pretty cool having someone that far away join us down here in the Gateway. I am not ashamed to say I celebrated with an order of smoke rib tips coated in a Cajun glaze over fried rice. …

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Added by smilingdog1 on October 22, 2017 at 2:46am — 4 Comments

GORD DOWNIE OF THE TRAGICALLY HIP DIES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbxA-4MNc-M

Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip frontman who united a diverse array of music lovers with his commanding stage presence and Canadiana-laced lyrics, has died.

He was 53.( copied from CBC NEWS)

I was fortunate enough  to see The Tragically Hip on a warm summer day outdoors early in their  careers.It was a Quadruple event with Midnight Oil, Hothouse Flowers , Daniel Lanois…

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Added by Erasmo Coco on October 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Finally got to updating the server and editing OneWithCoolness.com

http://www.onewithcoolness.com now actually about my guitars and stuff. Just not much on there right now, but then I haven't built that many ;-p yet ....

Added by Br Harold F Stubbs III on October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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