I know there are a couple of kiwis on this site. Where abouts in Aoteroa are you guys and should we not get together for a jam?

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Matt, good luck. Its hard getting people to respond.

Create the group, play a few tunes and they will come.....

I'm not a player yet. I am a builder and would love it if someone who is a good slide player was local. To improve on my builds a musicians imput is sorely missed.

I have heard of a few around these parts who have been busking, selling their cd's. If anyone has contacts they could pass on it would be great.

But hey guys, being so far away from all the 'wonders of the world' is why I'm still here.

I love being Kiwi :) 

No worries dude, I play my CBG all the time, gigged with it at the weekend at The Riverhead Tavern out west of Auckland. Where abouts are you based dude?

I know the pub :)

 Te Awamutu is home these days. Don't often get back up north,  catch up with family etc...

I will find someone locally one day, probably when I head along to the acoustic music club.... lol

Whats your favorite tuning/string type to play?


From cambridge

Haven't made a cigar box guitar for ages

Kind of got all encompassing about 5 years ago

Got the gear for a New Years build good to go though
3 string, open d, cb Gitty walnut bridge, jarrah recycled neck, fender pick up I salvaged 6 months ago
20 inch scale

Should be up for a jam in the new year all going to plan



HEY MARK my name is jeff and i am new here have not built anything or played anything but willing to give it a go or buy one off someone looking for a 3 stringed cigar box strummer and fretted as well  in the key of G D G do you know of any for sale can any one help out cheers .jeff

Jeff welcome to the bug ( i mean club ),  you do realize once you have it, there is no cure lol.   I have a couple you could choose from

Hi all, it's been a long time since I have been regular here. A lot has changed. I now live near Tauranga and will welcome any and all contacts :)

Hey Jeff, great to hear from you mate. I've not been on this site for a while but I'm back with a vengeance now. Mate building one of these is a really cool thing to do. Have a look around the site and check out some of the playing vids. I'm in Auckland and happy to hook up and show you some stuff if that's ok. Keep in touch mate

yup that would be awesome where abouts are you in auckland drop me an email cheers. jeff

Hi. Just joined up today. Keen on getting involved. I've been jamming with a McNally strumstick for a while and have just committed to building a cbg. I've built a couple of guitars in the past, so am looking forward to knocking one of these things out. Picked up some Matai today planed to size for 5 bucks. Looks like I'm onto a good source here in taranaki.



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