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Here you go folks...I got my NEW sticker design back from the printers today and I'm givin' 'em away for FREE.
Just send me a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope, and I'll send you a sticker that will let the world know how you feel about your Cigar Box Guitar.
Making my own 3-stringed instrument has been such a joyous revelation!
It began for me when I met an ex-fourth grade teacher from Montana, named Ray Jacobs. We were in California, where he was helping people turn cardboard and scrap wood into something that looked like a 3-string banjo — it sounded just…Continue
Added by Kiko Denzer on January 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Les Cigar Box Guitar que nous connaissons et liées à la musique blues ou folk sont indéniablement des réalisations américaines. Celles d'esclaves qui ont adaptés sur le sol américain des instruments qu'ils construisaient et pratiquaient en Afrique. Du Diddley Bow unicorde à la CBG de 2, 3, ou 4 cordes à l'imitation de…Continue
I generally place them into a few categories, all wood, paper and wood, Masonite (particle board), and cardboard.
I just finished this little guy for the good people at Collishaw farms in Cloverdale, BC. Patrick Harrison, who owns the farm, saw a little spot on cigar box guitars on the TV and tracked me down. He spent some time looking for a local artisan to build one for him. lucky for me, I am the only one in the Vancouver region. So far!.
Here is a pick of how it turned out.…Continue
Added by Craig bluesbox williams on November 27, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
So, 6 months after my first European Tour I thought it was time to go do it again,only smarter.The first smart thing I did was cut the time on the road in half.Instead of 16 days away it'd be 8.I figured I could earn around the same without missing the family too much and getting knackered.Second smart thing I did was plan in a few rest days.These adjustments made a huge…Continue
The guitars will be on exhibit at the Iron Stone Museum, as noted in their blog, starting today & through…Continue
My first attempt to build a Cigar Box Fiddle. I would like to craft everything myself, even the fingerboard. Hopefully the sound justifies the effort..
Blues Guitars France is an attypical shop in France 17 rue Duperré Paris 75009 in the well known quarter of Pigalle. we only sell instruments handmade with differents luthier through the world , Indonesia, Usa ...We get our own brand Stlouis..We Make differents electric guitars, Custom, Relic, Art.. the ART model are paint by a famous French painter named Julius Baltazar
Musicians love to come visit our shop to try out guitars to jam out on!
so give the shop anf the website a…Continue
After getting some nice maple from my buddy Rob the week before Christmas, visions of cigar boxes began to dance in my head. Reality intruded, however, when I realized that I had no place to actually build my CBG. All of the surface space in the Wig Shop (my basement lair) was cluttered with the typical rockstar detrius: guitars, pedals, recording gear, and cocaine. After hastily cobbling together a workbench out of an old palette, wine crates, and a few cinder blocks, I commenced to sawin'…Continue
I now have a little website up at:
Please feel free to pop in and have a look. Comments welcome. If you like it enough to spread the word I would be grateful for that too.
Thanks and all the best.
Added by Barefoot Joel on October 6, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
I am starting my own CBG company; Insolitus Guitars. I chose the name because cigar box guitars are unusual, uncommon and that is what I enjoy most. I love unusual things and music from these instruments is beautiful to me. Even on youtube from the least skilled player the music rings in my ears something sweet. I found out about cigar box guitars in college my sophomore year. I didn't have money for a guitar so I 'googled' DIY (Do It Yourself) guitars online and there they were. They were…Continue
This is a cool one i built for a friend who is a well respected melodian musician here in Vancouver. His name is John Krieger. He wanted me to tweak it a bit and put a double octave string for the high strings and have a strum stick fretting on it. It turned out nice and sounded really beautiful. I used a nice…Continue
Added by Craig bluesbox williams on August 22, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Thought you might be interested in having a butchers at my 'tour bus'-I didnt want to clog up the nation with pics of a motor so I've placed them here.You can follow developments as the work on her continues throughout Spring 2011.
Its a 2003 VW T4-they are used as surf buses around these parts and campervans too.It has only 45k on its 2.5 turbodiesel engine and believe me I was lucky to get it-they are like gold dust, especially in this…Continue
Added by Steve Haines on March 2, 2011 at 10:03pm — No Comments
If anyone wants to catch more of what I do, that never gets posted here,...please do go to youtube and search cinderellalifestyle . lots off vids, uke specials, national steel guitar,...nature walks and my rambles , which a basically
instrumental ditties put to pics, usually short and sweet...
if you want to look a vintage junque, or find my CD, that's here:…Continue