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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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Hello From Idaho

Started by Michael Bowlin. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 13, 2021. 1 Reply

Greeting!Very new to the CBG craze. It started when my youngest (she's 30) saw a vid of someone playing a one string canjo. She mentioned she that thought it would be fun to build and play. I have…Continue

Eh, From Canada

Started by Kevin Rzewinski. Last reply by Blues Frog Dec 9, 2021. 2 Replies

So,I am new to the world of cigar box guitars, I got myself one of the mass produced "Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar"s by Hinkler Publishing, and I am really enjoying it, especially for the price…Continue

First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best

Started by Bob Leon. Last reply by Nayeb Gofs Jun 24, 2021. 5 Replies

So I’ve got a thousand ideas, which my wife hates. The two questions that I’ve not been able to solve via google are very basic. A) What are the best types of boxes to use, I’ve just picked a 5 or 6…Continue

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Comment by Mike silver on Thursday

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.

Comment by Keith Zorn on November 24, 2021 at 6:59am

Hi, I'm Keith, I'm a long time guitar/Banjo player and "wanna-Be" wood worker and have decided to start building my own to give to my friends and family, as of now I'm working on my third CB Git. with hopefully many more to come!! Playing your own hand made instrument is really rewarding!!

Comment by Nayeb Gofs on July 13, 2021 at 4:40am

Where is the all topic, I could not found

Comment by Paul Craig on June 23, 2021 at 6:51pm
Welcome Nayeb. There's lots of helpful information on music and how to build instruments in "The Essential Pages" at the top right of the page. Also several groups and forums in the "posts" icon at top middle in red.

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Comment by Nayeb Gofs on June 23, 2021 at 1:21am

Hello!

I'm new here from Texas!

I started to learn from friend and their cigar and I want learn more music. 

:)

Comment by Paul Craig on May 30, 2021 at 3:15pm

Welcome back Fumikazu Tajika!

Comment by FUMIKAZU TAJIKA on May 29, 2021 at 3:53am

Hello again,
I came back from 2011. 10 YEARS AFTER.:-)
I like mostly cigarbox music. I have several CGBs but they are not popular over here Japan. I write some songs and play CBG. I respect Shane Speal and many of CBG players.
Best regards,
FUMIKAZU TAJIKA

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2021 at 12:52pm
Welcome here Peter.
CBGitty has a bunch of pickups to choose from and they do great customer service.

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New guy with muffler guitar build

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

Hello From Idaho

Started by Michael Bowlin. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 13, 2021. 1 Reply

Eh, From Canada

Started by Kevin Rzewinski. Last reply by Blues Frog Dec 9, 2021. 2 Replies

Looking to make a Uke for my second build

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How did I end up here? ;-)

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

Started by Myron Joe Hickel. Last reply by Uncle John Jul 25, 2019. 8 Replies

Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction

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