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CBA (Cigar Box Anonymous)

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Confess your Cigar Box compulsion here and you will be absolved.

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I have a problem. Its been 2 weeks since my last build and I am starting to crawl up the walls. Since February I have endulged my desires and now have 7 Homemade guitars with 4 more already planned! My Strat sits dejected in the corner as I spend all my time playing blues on a cheap wooden box.


But dont worry. I will atone for my sins but I can absolve you, but you must be honest and accept that you have a problem!

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Comment by Danny B. on September 24, 2016 at 5:23am
I'm don't think I have a problem but my wife is wondering if there is a spousal support group.
Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on June 15, 2013 at 2:25am

"Nature's Lawnmowers"...Sounds good to me.

Comment by Mr.C on June 14, 2013 at 7:50am
Wow that was me 3 weeks ago weed wacker mower broke had to get my contest entry done my back yard looked like wild life refuge hell just helped build 20 or so cbgs at the stlouis fest already have gears turning for the next one going to be tuff top the gator but buy the next fest ill have something cooked up
Comment by John Rivers on June 13, 2013 at 7:00am

You know you are addicted if you own more that 7 CBG and the grass in your yard is over 3 feet high.

Comment by John Rivers on June 13, 2013 at 6:58am

This morning the manager of the Home depot chased me away from his dumpster cause I was diving to find the perfect wood scrap for a tail piece

Comment by Dano Collins on June 13, 2013 at 3:23am

Hi! My name is Dano and I'm addicted to things with strings! LOL!!!

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on November 25, 2012 at 7:37am

Just finished build #10 a couple of weeks back and figured that considering the time of year I would take a little time off before the next one. Since that time, a box and boards out in the shop have been showing signs of a new build coming together. Is it possible that I could be building in my sleep? Do I have an alternate me that is out there working while I am doing other things?

I'm beginning to think that there must be some Cigar Box Pixies living out there. Should I call an exterminator or just watch and see what happens?

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on July 27, 2012 at 2:58am

Ah...This explains a lot of things. Tinkerbell is one of my inspirations and I have a closet where all of the boxes are stored together. I shall go and meditate in the room of the closet and all will be good.

Comment by The Professor on July 26, 2012 at 10:16pm

Thomas, CBG's work on the reverse Tinkerbell principle. When a box is converted another one pops into existence. Storing them together does increase this effect as does scouring flea markets, junk stores and ebay. Be at peace with yourself.

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on July 21, 2012 at 7:05pm

Is this a Karma thing? Seems like for every one I build at least two more boxes or tins show up. I've built six assorted instruments so far and now I have a dozen assorted boxes, cans and cookie tins waiting. I think I need a bigger closet.


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