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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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Piezo feedback

Recently finished my 1st CBG. I cannot play a lick (yet) but my neighbor says it sounds great. I installed a Junior Disc-O-Tune piezo accor…

Started by Jerry Draper

9 yesterday
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Loss two-string bass build instructions

Do anyone have a pdf of the CB Gitty two-string bass instructions?

Started by Tim Dvorak

6 on Wednesday
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Using aluminium

I'm making a dog bowl resonator and am considering using an aluminium sheet/plate as the "soundboard" - with a hole in it to suspend the up…

Started by Haydon

2 Sep 21
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Springs in a cigar box guitar

In my first build I added springs to the box but later for the fun of it cut out my neck to except (4 springs) thinking it would vibrate a…

Started by Howard Craypool

10 Aug 22
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Help for beginner

Hi, I’m looking for help with my CBG playing. When chord names are shown above a melody tab, are the chords strummed at the same time as th…

Started by Michael Myers

4 Aug 21
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Need help

I’m trying to make a guitar that I can play by removing the frets epic Ying the fretboard and then just sliding up and down the strings, I’…

Started by Ozz989

11 Aug 11
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Ghost pickup

I’m working on a build where I want to leave the box lid uncluttered. I’m thinking about ghosting the pickup under the lid. I’ve never done…

Started by Michael shrader

5 Jul 29
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Can you build effects into a guitar?

Has anyone tried this?

Started by Ozz989

15 Jul 27
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Files download

Where can I get the file for the 1959 Guitar. I built the lap steel. Wanted to try something else. Thanks Dave

Started by David Herrera

9 Jul 14
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Left hand help

I’ve made several CBGs, fretless and fretted, although I’ve concentrated my playing education on the fretless as my elderly fingers aren’t…

Started by Michael Myers

2 Jul 6
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