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Free Cigar Box Tablature Library

Did you know there is a fast-growing collection of FREE tablature for 3-string cigar box guitars over at CBN's sister site www.CigarBoxGuit

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" BakerLatest Reply

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4 string neck width

Hello again! I'm working on a four stringer... does anyone have any thoughts on neck width?I measured and found the 1 1/2" neck works mathe…

Started by Scott

10 7 hours ago
Reply by Frank Scott

speaker connection

If there is no indication on the speaker, no +/- and the lugs are identical, is there a way to tell + and -, or does it not matter?

Started by Joe Williams

13 Aug 12
Reply by wes carl

2 channel amps

What are the practical effects of running a mono input into a 2 channel amp and taking the output from just one channel?

Started by Joe Williams

7 Aug 11
Reply by Jerry Jordan


I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of…

Started by Larry Ratliff

7 Aug 10
Reply by Larry Ratliff


Anyone know of any good resources for learning melody on a cbg tuned ADF#? There's a lot of chord lessons out there these days but nothing…

Started by harley

6 Aug 9
Reply by JL

Slides. Unable to try before buy, what to choose?

Looking to buy a slide for a 4 string CBG. Not sure if I will be using it on pinky or ring finger. I'll probably have to get a few to try o…

Started by Eliah Holiday

22 Aug 6
Reply by Jerry Holcomb

CBN Site Monitor Dan "HumidorGuitars" Sleep's Tools are for Sale

Dan Sleep used many tools for building the CBGs he sold at They have been in storage since his passing last summ…

Started by Brian Layman

1 Aug 3
Reply by Brian Layman

Fish Box Guitars - Japan

9:03 pm, August 01, 2018 By Kazuhiro Shiraishi / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer AKUNE, Kagoshima — The Akune city government added a guitar…

Started by BeetleJuice!

0 Aug 2

Miss Fish, Sunday, July 29, Galva, Illinois

Miss Samantha Fish, totally BRINGIN' IT in an outdoor concert on Sunday night, July 29, 2018 in Wiley Park, Galva, Illinois.  I had seen m…

Started by Andy Busch

0 Jul 31

My first gas can build

Gas Can blues This was an interesting build, I re-purposed an old harmony guitar, new tuners and electronics. refinished the neck and level…

Started by Big Steve CBG

3 Jul 31
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