So, there are about 7 guitarist that I have met 5 of which i work with. I have shown these people my builds. A couple of them remarked "oh, cool i seen these on you tube." or something to that affect which is cool i let them look at it and play it. (sense i can't play very well at all it is nice to see them played.) However a surprising amount of them seemed confused and joke "why does it only have three strings." like there is something wrong with it. I don't know why but it makes me so…Continue
A friend of mine recently bought a dogbowl resonator cbg on Etsy. To be honest, it didn't have much "resonator" to it, but was built well and played in tune. A friend of his saw it and wanted a resonator cbg of his own. Long story short, I got the commission.
I know lots of you have made…Continue
I build and repair guitars in Western Canada. For many years I built traditional Acoustic And Electrics one at a time. In the last number of years I am making and playing almost exclusively 3 and 4 string CBG's and homemade guitars. I generally have several guitars for sale.
For those that are interested I thought I would post some of my builds, some of my techniques, and some works in progress. I work in a one man shop, that was originally a 1950's barn, and was in bad disrepair when…Continue
I was quite surprised receiving an email from Milt asking me if he could send me a guitar. I was even more surprised when it was the Paint Lid Tricone. The guitar played acoustically, has good resonance and tone.Plugged in , it goes from clean to dirty no questions asked , very easy to dial in . Oak neck , walnut…Continue
Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store. (not adjustable)
I had the wood. $25 to $30 project. …Continue
Jump on that Train!
Please check out my new single now available on iTunes
i play 3 string cbgs, 2 string bass,
Caroline Hammond - Percussion & vocal
Scottie Burke - Drums & vocal
Added by Nigel McTrustry on June 12, 2017 at 11:41pm — No Comments
Decided after the 2x4 contest that i wanted to build an e-drum version of my acoustic drum kit firstly to challenge myself secondly to keep good relations with my neighbors. also decided to once again use 2x4s
i got the stave rings glued up for the 20" bass and also started to improve the drum lathe i built i put my roughter table into the top of one of my benches and started building the uprights when done i should be able to do a drum from 6" to 24" and up to 20" long…Continue
Dan Sleep attended the 2016 fest and surprised everyone, wasn't sure he would come. He must've had a good time because he said he would be back.
Unfortunately Dan got some bad news and life turned on him and he wasn't well enough to attend this year. Talked with him via email and he asked if he sent a photo would I stick it in a corner then he would feel like he was there. I said that I would make it happen. Checked with others to see if my idea to make a life size image of Dan would…Continue
I guided my grown step-son through building his own Cigar Box Amp, his first experience with soldering and some basic woodworking. We had a great time and he really likes the sound.…Continue
Cigar Box Guitar Festival Brings DIY Instruments to St. Louis This Weekend
Posted By Quinn Wilson on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 6:09 AM
Added by smilingdog1 on June 1, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments
I've recently had a major change of direction in my builds. I've turned away from the shiny graphics and modern electronics, and I've headed back to the roots of Cigar Box instruments. I'm talking Vintage Antique boxes. Example; my latest build, a Vintage Harvester Ukulele. Starting with a depression era, "NRA Stamp" box, and a hand carved set neck. No Electronics, just simple old fashioned acoustic sweetness.
I've just about given up on through neck builds. A through the box neck…Continue
Added by Peter Fortier on May 29, 2017 at 9:58am — No Comments
Guys, if you have any interest in diddley bows and the history of instruments check out this fine book by Phil Thomas. The link takes you to a free ebook that's quite informative and interesting. His video Desert Surfin' has…Continue