Brian A. Oleksa's Groups (19)

  • Hall of Shame

    96 members Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2019 If you have one of those colossal, bonehead, 'DOH' moments building, tell us about it here. Aw come on, admit it. You've done something…

  • Post Your Favorite Special Tools: DIY or Store Bought

    274 members Latest Activity: Sep 6, 2021

    Hi Y'all,

    Every cigar box guitar builder eventually makes their own…

  • CBG wiring & electronics.

    746 members Latest Activity: Feb 17

    Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best…

  • Intermediate building tips and tricks forum

    255 members Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2022 This forum is for sharing general building information that falls between "CBG building 101" and "Super advanced building"

  • Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0

    232 members Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2022

    Beginning Box Building. Nothing too fancy, but functional. For people who don't have easy access to cigar boxes. Other home made non-rectangular…

  • Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building

    533 members Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2022 Here's where the freaks hang out. Get the inside scoop on wild cigar box guitar designs, advancements and experiments. Not for the timid builder!

  • How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar

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

  • How good can it sound unplugged?

    148 members Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2020 Share experience, tips & tricks that have produced the best acoustic unplugged sound in your cigar box instruments. This applies to commercial or…

  • Old School

    83 members Latest Activity: May 9, 2018 19th and 20th century references to the humble cigar box guitar.

  • unusual guitar designs

    171 members Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2019 bring us your most unusual builds that you think is not average so we can say yes that is different.

  • Good Wood

    135 members Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2017 For everyone who gets excited by rare timbers, turned on by a good burr, or maybe you just have a technical query about working something new? Feel…

  • Scale Lengths, etc.

    250 members Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2022 This group is designed as a resource for all things related to scale lengths, string gauges, etc.

  • Cigar Box Ukulele

    422 members Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2022 Does your cigar box contain a jumping flea?

  • Recycling Centre

    128 members Latest Activity: Apr 21, 2021 CBGs by nature involve recycling old boxes. Here is a place to share all your ideas about recycling everyday objects into guitar parts. Eye bolt…

  • Tennessee CBGers

    47 members Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2019 A place for all Tennessee CBGers to get together and share.


    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…

  • Pets With CBGs

    14 members Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2016 A funny day in the Nation's chat room led to this idea. Take a pic of your pet with a CBG. Could be yours, could be a photoshop deal. Just have it be…

  • Four String Cigar Box Guitars

    212 members Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2022 Group for those who are interested to find out more and swap ideas for builds, chords and tunings for these versatile instruments!

  • CBGs Showing Up Everywhere

    26 members Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2015 Pictures of cigar box instruments being discovered in the most unlikely places.

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AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

""Thankya Kindly James O", you know me!, always looking outside the Box ;-D"
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AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

""Couldn't have put it in a better spot Richard" :-)"
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AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

""Thanks Jerry" :-)"
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AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

"Yep Juzzie is quite a character, plays Lap Slide, Cigar Box Guitars, 6 String Guitars, is a Whiz on…"
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AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo

AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

""Thanks Doug", will try my best to get a Sound Sample of it done soon :-)"
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A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video

Psalm 49 14;21 Gospel BCB 2023

"for those who wonder how i play a organ whit my CBG ,whit this clever stompbox by electro Harmonix…"
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A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
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A.D.EKER posted a video

Psalm 49 14;21 Gospel BCB 2023

My entry for this years Virtual Callyfest for the Gospel Stage is a rendition i translated of the Spalm 49 vers 14-21. Its a subject that many chunn cose...
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A.D.EKER commented on Richard Sundberg's video

Noodle Doodle.

"iam getting all in the Mood !  amped up gives more sazzz to the Buzzzz ! Go Richard !! Go…"
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James O Lunsford commented on BrianQ.'s event Callyfest 2023
"Nice Campers We will be staying on the Air ship Rex is riding Us up on see you there. "
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James O Lunsford commented on AGP #'s photo

AGP #493 - ''Juzzie''

"Fine Build AGP # guess you can build a guitar out of anything."
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