Cigar Box Nation's Groups (31)

  • CBGs for Service Members - CLOSED

    411 members Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2017

    Due to lack of participation, this group is now closed. We keep it archived here for historic preservation purposes.

  • CBG Nation's Chapel

    161 members Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2022 A place where you can talk about spirit, soul, God or anything that's weighting you down. We take prayer requests too. Wichita Sam - Chaplain

  • Diddley Bows and Other Primitives

    341 members Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2022 A place to discuss one-string diddley bows, washtub basses, washboards and any other primitive instrument that may fall outside the Cigar Box realm.

  • How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar

    877 members Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2022 Playing tips and secrets. Tunings. Primal music theory.

  • 2010 CBG Christmas album

    36 members Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2020

    We're doin' it again this year... THE 2010 CIGAR BOX GUITAR CHRISTMAS album will be compiled and made available as a free download for the world…

  • Solidbody city

    120 members Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2022

    CBGs, cookie tins..…

  • DUMPSTER DIVER'S MUSIC UNION

    217 members Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2020 Scavengers unite! We want to know what unusual trash you've used to build instruments. Post your trash-to-treasure creations. Follow up on…

  • Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more

    152 members Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2022

    Idea trading post for bowed instruments. Share photos and tips of fiddles and whatnot that you've built, acquired or seen.

  • Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar

    153 members Latest Activity: Jan 22, 2021

    Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar!

    Start by downloading these vintage plans for making…

  • Piezos From Outer Space!!!

    32 members Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2021

    The simple Piezo Disc pickup is one of the most underrated sound devices.  Sure,…

  • Introduce Yourself!

    1361 members Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2022 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…

  • Lazy B Radio

    27 members Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2016

    A group devoted to showcasing cigar box guitar musicians and Cigar Box Nation…

  • 2013 Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival

    9 members Latest Activity: May 10, 2014

    Post your pictures, videos, and comments or memories of the 2013 festival in York.

  • Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

    1744 members Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2022

    This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.…

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John B Treutlein replied to John B Treutlein's discussion String grounding
"I believe in this process I read of a player in ,ithink the Eagles,died under rather,uh extreme…"
7 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Mella Miante's video
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Johnny Cash Tribute Song using Cigar Box Guitar - That Man Wore Back

"First class performance and videography Mella! I’m looking forward more of your work."
8 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to John B Treutlein's discussion New member with a new build nearly done
"Haha, I had every faith in you. Taff"
8 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on AGP #'s photo
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AGP's Vintage Zither Restoration Project

"Wow! Cool instrument to restore Alan. It’s  a tuning extravaganza, certainly not for the…"
8 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on T-Gripped's photo
8 hours ago
John B Treutlein replied to John B Treutlein's discussion New member with a new build nearly done
8 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on T-Gripped's photo
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Vintage El Producto 4-Srting

"Oh yeah! Sweet CBG T-Gripped. A fine vintage box and a build worthy of it."
8 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
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If You're Gonna Play in Texas (recorded at Billy Bob's) | Alabama cover

"Thanks Kale! I see you are handling the 7ths and minor chords the same way I am."
8 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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Devil in Disguise: 2-String Surf SLG License Plate Guitar (Not a Cigar Box Guitar)

"Thanks Kale and Uncle John! I do like the variety of songs that the Slingers choose. It definitely…"
8 hours ago
3 String Blues posted a video

⚡Electric Cigar Box Resonator⚡ Wooden Cover /Aluminum Cone Combo - Recording and sustain test

Trying to mix metal and wood on a reso - ran thru a budget Mustang Amp- from the webpage https://www.reddogguitars.com There is CBGs for sale and more cig...
8 hours ago
Mella Miante posted a video

Johnny Cash Tribute Song using Cigar Box Guitar - That Man Wore Back

This is an original song as a tribute to Johnny Cash who we adore and respect! We love the reason he wore black, in fact, “He wrote the song ‘Man in Black’ t...
10 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to John B Treutlein's discussion String grounding
"Hi, with respect to Brian's comment "it's good practice", my thought is to not…"
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