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First licence plate build

I’m working up to build my first licence plate CBG. Does anyone, who build their own boxes, cut rebates to fit the plate into, or do they j…

Started by Michael Myers

10 Sep 16
Reply by BrianQ.

Attention New Members

Attention New Members, there’s two other sites archived with build & play secrets created by the founders of Cigar Box Nation? Looking…

Started by BrianQ.

0 Sep 9

Aw, nuts......

No, really. Nuts. Guitar nuts. Looking for a neck for a new build in my other thread, but having a tough time finding what I want. But the…

Started by James Pobog

10 Aug 20
Reply by A.D.EKER

Some thoughts needed....

Hello all. It's been a while... Some remember me, to others I'm new. Started building CBG's but skill set plateaued, and I shifted to build…

Started by James Pobog

3 Aug 16
Reply by Taffy Evans

Are there a set of plans for a six string Cigar box guitar?

I searched through older threads. I found a couple that could be helpful but the links did not work. I have the guitar neck of my first eve…

Started by Virgil Fiori

11 Aug 13
Reply by Taffy Evans

Quick Tips for Cheapskates #1

Quick Tip: Discount/Dollar stores are your friend, for everything… Spent a Dollar + tax for 4 = 2” Clamps, that’s cheap!

Started by BrianQ.

2 Jul 29
Reply by BrianQ.

Tuning Wuestion

I have a 3 string CBG tuned to open G. Digital tuner indicates it is in tune and intonated.  However, when I bar the 5th fret the tuner reg…

Started by Jerry Draper

13 Jul 22
Reply by Jerry Draper

Electric Delta 3-pole Pickup

Hi Working on my 3rd build. On my first I used this pickup from CB Gitty. Really liked the results so I am using another in this build. My…

Started by Michael Bowlin

7 Jul 21
Reply by Neeraj Pardhan

Evans solid body guitar.

Hi, The guitar that was played over in the video section is this one. Just to give those interested a better look. New Guinee rosewood body…

Started by Taffy Evans

8 Jun 30
Reply by Taffy Evans

Searching for Poor Man’s Guide Issue #2

I am searching for a copy of the Poor Man’s Guide Magazine, Issue No. 2. The one which details how Weesay Freeman built his guitars. If you…

Started by Tim Gratsinger

21 Jun 26
Reply by Tim Gratsinger


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