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So I leave for Italy via London to play two festivals-one in Rome,one in Parma.As the plane descends into Rome, the Mediterranean sea is immediately below me to one side, to the other, the Italian landscape looks beige and parched of the rain which gives the English…Continue
The Yodeling Deputy by John Bolton
Goodland County, Oklahoma
The week of Delroy Wright’s 21rst birthday was eventful. He was sworn in as deputy in the Goodland County Sheriff’s Department and he a gig to play and sing at a house party come…
I write to advise members of the CBG community about an unfortunate experience I recently had with Ted Crocker. Before I do so, I would like to mention that I have been a very good customer and more than a little supportive to Ted. I helped him unload when he first moved to Tallahassee. I paid him $100.00 more than his asking price for a CBG, to help him get situated. I carried him and his guitars to a local blues event. When he began to experience his present financial woes, I bought THREE…Continue
Well..it's been a busy couple of weeks for me..making 8 guitars in a week, up to Stockport for the Air Raid Shelter session...finishing off another 4 customer guitars, then this Saturday off to Ashbourne for an all-day gig with ChickenboneBues...and Sunday the Pendle Guitar Festival...a lot of miles and a lot of hours. And after all this I'm still behind with my work...with orders for guitars and parts coming in...still, I'm not complaining.
Photo from the Lancashire…Continue
This time I figured I'd just stick it on my own site and mention it here in cigarboxnation.com
Added by Glenn Kaiser on June 22, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Sometimes You Eat The Bear
By John Bolton
Bill True was in a deep sleep when his alarm clock woke him. It was the first Saturday of January, 1932. Bill had slept poorly until that last hour before the alarm went off at six. Saturday was his least favorite day. It was bill collection day. Bill was a milkman.
The job wasn’t making ends meet. His wife, Emma, was laid off from the dry cleaners. Emma was in Clinton, Iowa to help with the birth of their first grandchild. She’d…Continue
I suggested that I have a couple acoustics, but the kids might like it better if I brought an amplifier with me. Heh, heh. The teacher agreed. .…Continue
Today's Giveaway of the Day might be of interest to some folks.
Added by robert jones on June 18, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments
I'm working on this booklet of theory cheat sheets as a reference to help me with Keni Lee's lessons, as well as generally learning songs and writing new songs. Being an open source and creative commons kinda guy, I figures that it may be helpful for others, so I'll put it up here for free download. If you catch any mistakes, please let me know!
By the way, I've got it printed up half size so I can make a booklet out of it.
I finished stripping down the Satellite bass and my boxes arrived. With the guitar in bits I played around holding the neck to the boxes trying to decide the best approach.
Before I saw the boxes I imagined I'd use whichever was the biggest, but once I saw them I changed my mind and decided to use the smallest.
I've a friend David who had…
* Guitar: 3 strings DAd
* Harp: 4 bass strings
* 9 sympathetic resonance strings
3 Flatpup pickups for the guitat strings, the bass harp strings and the sympathetic strings
Yeah I tried to shortcut my way into CBGs. But the world had other ideas and I missed out on both the CBGs on ebay I considered getting. I used to have an old kids bass guitar I got given maybe 20 years ago and the last time I saw it was on the basement wall. Hmmm. There's a bookcase there now.
I removed top few shelves of books and tilted the bookshelf and sure enough the guitar was still there on the wall. A bit of gymnastics stood on a stool, tilting a bookshelf and I managed to…Continue
I was working on my 2nd CBG when I noticed that the box I am using is not wood but pressed paper about 7/16 thick. Has anyone used something like this? Will it effect the sound??
I built this bass and wrote this whole thing up back in February, but then never posted it. I originally posted it at http://howandsometimeswhy.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/building-a-washtub-bass/ Pretty much everything transferred to this blog except a slide a show with a few…Continue
been gone from the site for awhile, busy making guitars after u-all gave me the bug, thanks for all the advice, posted some pictures on my page, looking for feedback
The guitars will be on exhibit at the Iron Stone Museum, as noted in their blog, starting today & through…Continue
What I love about this site is all the inventiveness and imagination that people come up with when they are building these things. It gives me lots of fresh ideas.
Had a brilliant gig last night at Burgoyne Heights - the place was packed with over 125 people! I'll pop up a video in the next week or so!
Ive added a video of Saturdays gig at The Priory - hope you enjoy! Now looking forward to Thursdays gig at The Grand Woolwich Theatre.
All the best,
I had a great gig last night at the Priory with people up dancing and stompin their way through the 2 x 45 min sets. I could feel the floor vibrating when the audience stomped - at one point it nearly toppled the pa speaker and stand over! Introduced a whole lot of new people to the Cigar Box genre and as usual Kevin Dore was awesome on bass.
Looking forward to the next gig - tonight at Burgoyne Heights for the Jubilee.