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I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 1 Reply

I have not built or played CBG in a long, long, long time and I am looking to get back into it. I have some new tools and have been collection boxes over the past few months and I am looking to dive…Continue

I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240 Mar 15. 0 Replies

I have not built or played CBG in a long, long, long time and I am looking to get back into it. I have some new tools and have been collection boxes over the past few months and I am looking to dive…Continue

New kinda Old Boy from Scotland

Started by Lionhound Feb 17. 0 Replies

Hi All, learning all the time already. Just posted an intro already but no idea where to.Anyway, about halfway through my first box build and already thinking what I’m gonna change for build 2 then…Continue

New guy with muffler guitar build

Started by Jay Cole. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Jan 5. 2 Replies

Hi all. Over the years I've built a cigar box, an acoustic uke, and many electric guitars. Recently I saw a video of a band (Homemade Jamz Blues Band) that uses muffler guitars built by their Dad, so…Continue

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Comment by Glenn Rogers on July 27, 2022 at 6:56pm

Worked on the mockup of my 4 string CBG, today.  I think I have the placement of everything good to go. Now I am ready to start building the box and attaching the Fully Fretted Maple Neck and other cool stuff I received from Gitty's.  Can't wait to start jammin'.  Hope everyone's having a great day!  Glenn

Comment by A.D.EKER on July 13, 2022 at 5:33am

Hi Lori ! nice to meet you ,seeing your info sheet, and picture your no rookee, and thats why i recomend one of Gitty's builds ,if you can afford them,take one whit out the electronics ,so you can appriciate the acoustic valeu of a cigarbox,and leave al the electronics for your second build, the 3 string is the most classic ,but a 4 string brings you closer to the things you know sins you are a 6 string player, (and more) you are a great stunner and many a Cigarbox enthousiast hearth will start beating faster when they see your picture on the site, i am on this site now for many a year and not many female Cigarbox interest does appear on this site, but again you are right this is the place to be, there is a abundance of knowledge by all the people on this site, its only who and what youchose that will determen in what direction you go whit your build so analize your info whitcare and decide, cause there are a hole lot ,imean a real lot of options !! good luck and have fun playing and building your next to come cigarbox guitar!

Kind greeeeeettssszz A.D.   BCB SJP: Holland.

Comment by lori conway on July 12, 2022 at 11:04pm

Hi, I am Lori,  I am interested in building a cigar box guitar.  I play guitar, and a few other instruments.  I have a few friends that have cigar box guitars, and one that built one.  This is a great resource so far!  I am really having fun looking through everything.  I have already learned from your video's how to approach playing one of these and the tuning.  The one I had access to, had high action, so I assumed a slide would be needed for theirs.  I think if I built my own, I would prefer something that you could play with or without one.  

Comment by A.D.EKER on May 31, 2022 at 4:05pm

Hello Alan, im doing a Boat theme on my present build ,at the moment, if you need my specks see my page!, for a classic build whit a historic Boat theme ,if you need to go whit a Piezo make sure that the vibrations from the strings go treu the Bridge in to the top leafe  on treu to the neck and usaly under there mounted Piezo for optimum reseption of vibration to go out to the connected Jack , cable and Amplifier. I dont know what classic look you are going for, but if its anywhere near the look of a arch-top you shoed use a pick up in stead and i advise is a Gitty Delta pick up to give you Hour and hour's of satisvied playing pleasure!  Have fun and good luck on the Build! Greeeettsszz  A.D   BCB. 

Comment by Patterson Brewing on May 14, 2022 at 8:41pm

Hello All.

New to CBG's but not to stringed instruments. I've built around 50+ guitars. Both electric and acoustic. Saw a vid of Samantha Fish just blazing a Stogie Blues CBG and was so intrigued. Accumulating as much info as possible before attempting a build. This looked like the right place to begin. Thanks for adding me to the group.

Comment by Paul Craig on February 21, 2022 at 3:07pm

Welcome to CBN Mike and Doug.Lots of good people here and lots of good info too!

Comment by Doug Sherman on February 18, 2022 at 10:16pm

Hi from concrete wa. New here learning lots about cbgs! I have 2 3 string cbgs and I had it for about a month the country roads tenor banjo. I put the banjo in irish tenor tuning gdae

Comment by Mike silver on January 13, 2022 at 4:44pm

Whats up cbnation. I'm mike from Al, been kinda lurking and to be honest trying to figure out the website from my phone, I just finished my 25 build, as most it took at least ten before I even got an actual music maker and not just a noise maker, I have an Instagram page and FB page @vishootercustoms, we do cbg's and about any kind of wood work. I've built and sold a few just got a retail spot for my cbg's which is exciting as hell to me! We also do vending for events and just got a permanent vending spot for all of our wood working cbg's and my ladies epoxy creations. I'm super excited to kind of figure out how to use the site. I figured out how to post pics a while ago and many of you have been gracious enough to drop a like or word of encouragement, for that I'm thankful! Thanks for letting me be part of this awesome culture.

Comment by Stefan on January 5, 2022 at 12:15pm

Hi, I'm Stefan from Germany. Playing guitar for 40 years I've build my first CBG (4 stringer) in 2018. The thing came out not perfect but sounded awsome (for my ears - haha). Now I'll start more advanced builds.

Happy new year @ all

Comment by Uncle John on November 24, 2021 at 11:00am

Howdy Keith.  Welcome to a fun double hobby.  Making playable instruments and making music. Most of us start fretless and GDG tuning.  Google the Knotlenny CBG 101 for a good lesson on that.   If you are a long time player, fretted banjos are not too hard to make after you get some experience.   DGBE or DGBE fretted four strings or DGB 3 strings are great for someone who already plays.  Tapered neck six strings are beyond the skills of most of us.

 

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I am back from long ago

Started by Jerryrig240. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 1 Reply

I am back from long ago

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