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Today's featured instrument is What'a Gal by OneSixTwoCBGs. This five-string gas is a beauty and sports the traditional 5 string banjo neck.  Commissioned build for a local musician, it features a poplar neck, bone nut, alder fretboard, C. B. Gitty maple bridge and aluminum tail.



See Marvin Walker's great cigar box banjo (right), hear Spence's Rye flog away on a clawhammer 5-string cigar box guitar and get the earliest known plans for a cigar box banjo.

We're just starting to explore the five-string banjo's place in the Modern Cigar Box Guitar Movement.  If you make or play one of these amazing machines, click over to the bonus content and let us know about it.

"Tidy Workshop Tips" Contest:  Help Shane organize his workshop and you could win $50 gift certificates from C. B. Gitty!  Watch the video and see the rules. 

Two random entries will be anyone could be a winner.

Cigar Box Nation is alive and bursting with a massive amount of new videos. See them all in our Videos section.  Here's just a few highlights from the past week:

Scarfing Without Power Tools

There's a great discussion on creating scarf joints without power tools in the Forums.  Members are chiming in with their own tips and techniques, including great diagrams like this.  Got a tip you can add?  Join the chatter!

There's also an active discussion on eliminating fret buzz.  Check it out and join in.

PRISON GUITAR (pictured above):  Shane Speal buys a guitar originally built inside a prison with smuggled parts... and eventually meets the builder face-to-face.  Read the blog here.

THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR'S INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL:  Read SmilingDog1's hilarious post about the next great panic.

Secret savings code:  Save $10 off this kit.  Use the coupon code, UKULELEMELEE during checkout and pay only $69.99.

Cigar Box Nation is sponsored by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, the cigar box guitar parts superstore.  See what's new now at

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Comment by Jamie MacBlues on August 16, 2015 at 5:14pm


Comment by Jason Mills on August 16, 2015 at 9:24am

Very cool! Thanks for the driftwood feature Shane. Jamie I really enjoy your playing and onesixtwocbgs that is a great looking gas can guity. :>)

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on August 15, 2015 at 5:48am
Thanks, Shane, for putting my new guitar demo in newsletter.Meant to say this earlier. And thanks to you and Ben for all you do in this big cb gitar world of ours :)
Comment by onesixtwocbgs on August 7, 2015 at 3:20am
Wow! Thanks for the feature! It was cool to try something new

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