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At 1:45pm on May 19, 2014, Rob Uker said…

Nice Pic.

At 1:18pm on December 25, 2012, James Avery Cunliffe said…

Happy Christmas!

At 9:04pm on May 12, 2012, James Avery Cunliffe said…

Thanks... got the bug now, on to my second.

At 9:30pm on January 26, 2012, Rand Moore said…

Hi Nathan,

Congratulations on winning the 2011 Cigar Box Nation Builder's Challenge. It's a very nice build. I really like the graceful neck and headstock design. Maybe you could gift us with some additional photos from different angles, if you have some (or maybe after you get your CBB (banjo) back from judging.) I'm sure the banjo fans in the Banjo Player Unite discussion group would like to see how you did the neck and headstock, and maybe more photos would show off some of the other winning features.



At 4:14pm on January 22, 2012, JUJU said…

Ey Up Bud just noticed it's your Birthday Hope you have a good one :) - hope all's going well for you mate

juju :)

At 10:47am on January 14, 2012, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Congratulations on your win, Been looking at your photos there is some superb craftsmanship there

At 9:34pm on January 11, 2012, Bear said…

Let me be the first to say: CONGRATULATIONS, NATE!!

Your banjo is a sublime combination of vintage influences and modern design. Can't wait to see/hear it!

At 8:34pm on October 12, 2011, Michael Prout said…
Thanks for the dot link.  Those are great.  They look nice and very affordable.  Keeping the price down on the more affordable CBG and making them look nicer.
At 11:09am on July 15, 2011, Bear said…

Nate -- Been thinking about you... Wondered about what happened with Hymn For Her at Lion's Lair, for one thing. Looks like you have been busy building this summer. Man, you make some super-nice CBG's! Last week I got a call from the music store asking for more CBBanjos, so I've been busy, too!

At 6:15pm on July 12, 2011, Shawn Jones said…
Hi Nathan, my name is Shawn Jones and I live in Edwards. I saw your guitars recently in the paper and thought they were awesome. I have a good friend who is turning 30 this week(thurs) and a bunch of us were looking for a great gift to give him for the special birthday. He's an avid musician and would love one of your CBG's. Are you in the valley currently, or am I a little late on the draw? my email is or call me ASAP at 970-688-1680. Hopefully I hear form you soon.
At 12:46pm on June 5, 2011, Bear said…

Nate -- Great set last night! You rocked the house! I do believe the crowd loved you. Dang, wish you were still here in Denver...


Hey, I got a copy of the poster; a guy who worked there pulled one off the wall for me. So you're a graphic designer, too?! Sheesh!

At 8:32pm on April 11, 2011, Bear said…

Nate -- Haven't heard from ya after I left a message (in your inbox, maybe?) so I don't know if you got it. Anyway, I wasn't familiar with Three Kings, but I just checked it out online -- looks purty cool! Hope a regular gig there happens for you; I'll come!


If you want to get together sometime, e-mail me at and we'll see what happens! -- Todd

At 2:39pm on March 12, 2011, Bear said…
Bummer, Nate! Gypsum's a little far with the current gas prices, but do let me (or all of us Colo. folks) know when you're gonna be around D- Town.
At 12:06am on March 12, 2011, Bear said…
Hey, Nathan -- Where're you playing? If it's anywhere in the Denver area I'd love to come hear you, and meet face to face! -- Todd (Bear)
At 12:05am on December 23, 2010, Bear said…
Nathan -- Great stuff on your new videos! Gotta get together sometime soon...
At 7:32pm on November 7, 2010, Tom Caneschi aka cbg tom said…
My luck no hobby lobbys in my area but I check out other craft stores thanks... like ur building style. tc
At 6:29pm on September 11, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your kind words. Playing the banjo roll feels like twisting a lid off of a jar clockwise. I start by raking up with my middle finger, followed quickly by my index. Then I strum down with my thumb. Enjoy.
At 12:15am on June 2, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks for the comment nathan,i decided to go on a tin run for to experiment with metal tone,i gots a few more tins in today and gots a few more on da a real nice clean solid brass tin today--almost to nice to cut a neck slot in it--it is a cigar box--should sound really cool--- i am perplexed over the situation---what do ya think? just curious of what nathan would do in this situation. thanks man for being a creative cbg engineer.
At 2:03am on April 13, 2010, rodney fruits said…
Thanks For the comments Nathan. I like to use a cut off hinge for the tail cuz its easy to ground the strings that way. just stick the wire through a hole and loop around a hinge screw or just let the hinge smash it against the box.
At 1:18pm on March 7, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your kind comments and responding back. Certainly having readers with a wide varitey of experience with chords will be very helpful. I look forward to your feedback. It is my intention, with the help of my readers, to edit the lectures into as clear a presentation as possible. I want to help builders, play their creations with greater skill, than just playing them by using a handful of open chords. Enjoy.

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