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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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I cant help myself...as a rule.

Hi, just a bit of useless information. I always find that when I have to measure something the rule or tape is always on another bench, mac…

Started by Taffy Evans

1 Nov 26
Reply by Uncle John

LPG Plates and flat pick ups

Just finishing a License plate guitar for someone and noticed that the pick up magnets do not stick to the plate? I'm going to use the pick…

Started by Robbie

2 Nov 22
Reply by Priit Tamm

Squaring the neck

I was wondering how most of you square up the neck coming out of the box?  Im working on a padron box thats a little un square. I have the…

Started by Fantacone Box Works

16 Nov 19
Reply by Taffy Evans

Flipping the Box

I have a few Artero Fuente  boxes that have the pressed paper lids. I was wondering about using the bottom of the box for the sound board. …

Started by Steven Adler

3 Nov 16
Reply by JD

Anyone ever made the 5-string mandolin that there are plans for here?

Has anyone made the mandolin based on the plans found here, https://cigarboxnation.com/page/5-string-cigar-box-mandolin I've been thinking…

Started by Sam Brown

6 Nov 14
Reply by BrianQ.

Who are you watching on YouTube?

Hello All, I'm new to this site and always looking to learn from what's out there on YouTube and here as well. Some have lessons on playing…

Started by Jack Gray

7 Nov 7
Reply by Timothy Hunter

Completed Builds

I started builds of four CBGs about 5 years ago when I had a couple weeks between jobs and was trying to find cheap projects to keep me bus…

Started by ThePracticalPeasant

6 Nov 5
Reply by Derek Waters

Finally finished: 6 String Broom handle Cigar Box

you guys have heard me talk about this thing already, so I'll just give the new details of the finished project. I sprayed the body and the…

Started by JP Lace Master

2 Oct 29
Reply by JP Lace Master

Licence plates

This may be a dumb question, but are licence plates suitable soundboards for an acoustic CBG? Any tips would be gratefully accepted.

Started by Michael Myers

15 Oct 22
Reply by Carl Floyd

Minimum Required Tools?

Hello, I've recently acquired some wonderful cigar boxes from various places, and ukulele necks, machine heads, bridges etc from MGB. What…

Started by Mike P

6 Oct 15
Reply by Charred

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#23 Shovel

Shovel with GDG tuning. Great for sliding and rocking!
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CB Gitty Throwback Holiday Build Contest Entry.

"nicely done video and beautiful build John"
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1940's Kamaka Cigar Box Ukulele - Hawaii uke history

"Nice find! I bet Bill Jehle could help you get some more info on this beauty!"
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Skiffle cigar box guitar

"Just bought the Garcia & Garcia beveled top box the other day. I was wondering about the neck…"
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Swiss Parlor

Only took 2 1/2 years!22.5 scale 12 fret. Flame Malpe neck Maple back and sides. Spruce top. jumbo…
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