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BUILD AN "UNCLE ENOS" BANJO - Daniel Carter Beard, St. Nicholas Magazine . . . circa 1870

(first published in the 1870's by Daniel Carter Beard) Fig. No 315, shows a cigar-box with holes bored through the ends for the stick that…

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BUILD AN "UNCLE ENOS" BANJO - Daniel Carter Beard, St. Nicholas Magazine . . . circa 1870

(first published in the 1870's by Daniel Carter Beard) Fig. No 315, shows a cigar-box with holes bored through the ends for the stick that…

Started by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)

5 Aug 20, 2015
Reply by Damon

CBG of World War I

I just wrote an article in the french forum about the CBGs and other instruments that soldiers made during the"trench war". Even if I found…

Started by Alan

0 Oct 24, 2012

HOW TO MAKE A CIGAR BOX VIOLIN . . . . by P. M. Pennell - Popular Homecraft Magazine, date unknown

(by P. M. Pennel, published in Popular Homecraft Magazine, February-March 1940 issue.  Thanks to Knotlenny for the transcription.) Anyone…

Started by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)

14 Jun 9, 2011
Reply by Rand Moore

What is the origin of "Diddley Bo"?

In fact to start with a definition would be in order. They seem mostly to have 1 string but 2 strings are not unknown. Some seem to be play…

Started by Brian Lemin

5 Oct 10, 2010
Reply by Naz Nomad

Authentic "Old"/Vintage guitars/antique CBG photo sources

You guys know that i like to write "articles" about CBGs. Probably for my own enjoyment and to bore most of you. I wanted to do some sort o…

Started by Brian Lemin

0 Aug 3, 2009

W.C. Fields with a One-String Cigar Box Violin

The great comedian as Eustace P. McGargle in the 1936 Motion Picture; "Poppy", performing a routine with his "beloved ka-dula - ka-dola".…

Started by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)

2 Jan 12, 2009
Reply by Lloyd "MadMan" Madansky

CIGAR BOX VIOLIN by W.J. Sutherland, Science and Mechanics Magazine - 1949

(by W. J. Sutherland, published in Science and Mechanics Magazine - 1949) By W. J. SUTHERLAND After you've smoked the cigars, you can make…

Started by Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny)

0 Dec 12, 2008

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