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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around. I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!

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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 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.

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. 

:)

 

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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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New guy with muffler guitar build

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

Hello From Idaho

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Eh, From Canada

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Looking to make a Uke for my second build

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Started by Harvey Bernstein. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

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How did I end up here? ;-)

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