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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…


Added by Erasmo Coco on October 18, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Finally got to updating the server and editing 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 — No Comments

2 pickups 2 vol pots #2

This is my 2nd try at using 2 pick ups and 2 vol pots. This time I used a mini humbucker(10k) at the neck with a 500k pot and a single coil(9k) at the bridge with a 250k pot…


Added by jeff weins on October 15, 2017 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Amazing Grace

So, after a friend of mine sadly passed away I recorded a version of Amazing Grace on my Reso-CBG.

At first I kept it private, and only shared it with a handful of friends we had in common. Now, shortly after my late friend's birthday, the first on which I could not congratulate him, I decided to make it more accessible, in tribute to Duncan.

I believe it is a nice piece for a CBG, and Duncan would have laughed and politely said "not bad, eyh".

Edit: Here's the…


Added by Markus Gaiser on October 15, 2017 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Southern California

Hey y’all!. Any CBG builders in Southern California?. Feeling a bit alone out here. May be my imagination...

Added by Andrew Adams on October 13, 2017 at 12:09am — 3 Comments

CBG for my brother

Well, my brother's #CigarBoxGuitare #Honher (diatonic accordion case) ends! More than a few things to do like markers for notes and make a cheap strap.

In any case, it has a great sound of death that kills both in clear sound and in angry distortion mode, and quite simple to use because although he's a famous guitarist, going from his #Ibanez 7 strings to the CGB 3 strings, it's going to make him weird! ^^ ^^

I also preferred not to fix the saddle nut (which is actually a piece of…


Added by CesariniWolff on October 12, 2017 at 12:04pm — No Comments



Added by Shane Speal on October 7, 2017 at 2:12pm — 8 Comments

The Pirate's Guitar, a laser-cut acoustic cigar-box guitar/ukulele

A little hello from Switzerland,

Here is my first cigar-box guitar created entirely pieces by pieces for laser cutting. My PIRATE'S GUITAR is an electro acoustic mini guitar with a special short scale of 488mm and can be mounted with 3 strings…


Added by NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond on October 5, 2017 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Getting Close but man it's tough in HCMC

It's proving very expensive to build cbgs in Veitnam. I can't find any cigar retailer who will negotiate on boxes. Getting a tool isn't just a matter of running down to your big box home store - every type of retail business here seems to congregate to the same zone or street (need a tool, go to tool street), and there's the language barrier and the buying of counterfeit tools.

I need a damn drill of my own. Went to Saigon MakerSpace the other day and was sorely disappointed -…


Added by Saigon Bob on October 5, 2017 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Shane Speal concerts + a new .50 caliber guitar slide


Added by Shane Speal on October 4, 2017 at 8:22am — No Comments

A good night!

Last night at the Destination Blues Listening Room, a monthly event sponsored by The Exchange in Bloomsburg, PA, Clarence Spady banged out a tune on the license plate guitar I built and donated for a raffle. It was dramatically untuned after being fooled with for a couple of months, but he found music in it. It was a blast seeing an instrument I built in the hands of such a talented musician! I hope the winner of the raffle enjoys the instrument too. It was autographed by the members of…


Added by Jim Brown on September 28, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Back On The Road - Autumn European Tour

It had been a while, but it was time for me and Hollowbelly to go back on he road again…the Van Thom Weekender and the German Cigar Box Guitar Festival were happening on two consecutive weekends, so that was the cue to arrange a little tour. We had a contact from a new promoter offering a midweek date between the two weekends, and I managed to arrange some more dates on the way out and back, so we had a viable tour organised. Getting gigs is one thing, but getting shows that pay and work…


Added by ChickenboneJohn on September 26, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

More for experience.

Next will be fretted.

Added by Gary Lacoste on September 26, 2017 at 7:26am — 1 Comment


Does anybody know of any Cbc festivals in IL? Need to get together with like minded people.

Added by Shawn McConnaughay Sr on September 25, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

About my poetry

I was once a man.

Who did not act as friends, acquaintances or lightning traces.

A skin on a river.

Bones in an hourglass.

The time so never flowed into me like it should have,

like he knew how to do it with the others at least.

Neither does blood.

The seconds quickly dried the one that I became one day.

The minutes reminded me of it.

The hours to certainly regret this still life,

Visible in every mirror,

in every pair of eyes,



Added by CesariniWolff on September 25, 2017 at 7:44am — 2 Comments

Just a quick about me and stuff

Proprietor of OneWithCoolness, building canjos and little guitars since a few months ago..

youtube videos -

Etsy shop -

Facebook (personal...) …


Added by Br Harold F Stubbs III on September 24, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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