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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 Paul Craig on February 28, 2021 at 8:08pm

Welcome aboard. We have a few over UK members round abouts.

Comment by Dots on February 28, 2021 at 3:49am

Hello!  We are Nicki & Les from Manchester, UK.  Les has been making and playing cigar box guitar for 10 years, playing traditional blues.  Recently we have been trying to use it in our electronic music :-)

Comment by Uncle John on November 27, 2020 at 4:40pm

Ken, that surf music is doable on CBG.  Welcome.

Comment by Ken Thompson on November 27, 2020 at 12:28pm

Thought it was bout time to say hello and thank you for letting me join. I'm from California and really like surf music like Dick Dale and the Ventures. I also have always liked the blues. Lately discovered Justin Johnsons amazing music. I am currently building a 1 string CBG/didley bow and plan on making a 3 string as well.

Comment by the anonymous pick on November 21, 2020 at 6:46pm

Welcome brian , whoo hoo . another Canuk  ;-)

Comment by brian on November 21, 2020 at 6:19pm

Hi my name is Brian and I am from Winnipeg Canada. decided to join the cigar box nation as I am getting a guitar built by rough cut guitars, I can't say enough about the service that Rough Cut Guitars has provided its been wonderful to deal with Tom. looking forward to get my guitar to keep me busy  as it is going to be a very long winter .buy the way I am as green as grass.

Comment by Paul Craig on August 17, 2020 at 2:23pm

Welcome Guys to the forum and great looking build you got there. Like the stand too.

Comment by Redfalken on August 17, 2020 at 12:27pm

Thanks for the add! This is my first guitar build. It started with an old Japanese red lacquered wooden candy box. It matched the original Rangoon Red on my ‘62 Falcon. Then I found an old car speaker cover like the pair I have in the car and I decided that might make a cool guitar!

I know nothing about guitars but got a lot of good info here and am into the final stretch of the build. Here’s where I’m at right now. Just made its first noise last night and I need to work on the nut situation and possibly add a retainer to the middle strings. 

Looking forward to finishing this one up and learning some tunes!

Comment by B. Ry Harley on August 1, 2020 at 10:52pm

I guess I went about this 'the long way'.  Thanks for letting me in the door!  I am new to this whole concept of CBG's....and I'm completely enthralled!  I have little to no experience playing guitar but I am eager to start learning.  I live in SE Georgia (US).  I've started my 'slide' into this by already building my first, a Diddley Bow style.  Very happy with how it turned out.  It's pretty basic (hard for it NOT to be) but I love how it looks and that it came from nothing to something that makes nice noise!  Looking forward to being a part of the community!

Comment by Gordon Brugman on July 1, 2020 at 11:29pm

Thanks for the add to the group! I just finished this Steampunk themed CBG, my first ever build. It is amplified with a single 1.75 inch piezo with volume control and will be used to play slide blues, (once I teach myself how to play.) I am a 69+-year-old lifelong acoustic guitar strummer/singer who lives near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN.

 

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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

Started by Jerryrig240 Mar 15. 0 Replies

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

Started by Nathan Christenson. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 7, 2021. 6 Replies

Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

Started by Bill Saunders. Last reply by Bill Saunders Nov 4, 2020. 2 Replies

First Build (almost) complete

Started by Grizzly Coleman. Last reply by Joe Caruso Aug 25, 2020. 1 Reply

Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Kevin M. Kraft Jun 28, 2020. 10 Replies

The strangest thing happen to me on my birthday

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Cigar box mandolin

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How did I get here?

Started by Tyler Garrett. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hola Desde Mexico

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

New to CBG

Started by John Bartlette. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New boy

Started by Paul scofield. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

How did I end up here? ;-)

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Hey there

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