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Ontario Get Togethers?

Started by Doug Lewis. Last reply by Don Tucker Aug 12, 2023. 1 Reply

Does anyone know if there are any groups or get-togethers in this vast area of Ontario?There's lots of stuff on line but just wondering about real people get-togethers to share ideas etc.The ukulele…Continue

Greetings from Surrey, BC

Started by Graham Wedepohl. Last reply by Robbie Dec 16, 2019. 10 Replies

Hi All,Just got started making and just finished my first CBG.My Wife works at Lee Valley and they have a workshop on making CBG'sA little too expensive for me so I decided to try on my own.A few…Continue

2 string G Bass

Started by john kendall. Last reply by Robbie Dec 16, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi everyone good to see there is a Canadian CBG. I know you can buy full kits for 2 string G-Bass but I do not want a kit I like building my cigar box guitars from scratch. So I was wondering if…Continue

Selling your CBG'S

Started by Robbie. Last reply by Robbie Oct 21, 2019. 1 Reply

My question is straight forward for any of you that do market places or shows to sell your guitars. How many guitars do you bring with you to do a show? Thanks for all who answer.Continue

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Comment by Joe Caruso on October 25, 2017 at 6:30am

Tony - i have not had to pay duty ever on anything from Gitty. My largest order ever was $170US. If you don't mind my asking,under what condition did they ask you pay duty? and are you any relation to Steven? ;-)

Comment by Tom Talarico on October 25, 2017 at 5:26am

I too would prefer Gitty but exchange on the dollar, pricey shipping and having to pay duty at times makes it unreasonable. I use amazon now and have had good luck with a seller called BQLZR Items usually arrive early and decently priced and free shipping.

Comment by BP - RabidSalad - on October 24, 2017 at 9:06am

I'd love to order more from Gitty but the exchange and 'shipping' is brutal to say the least.

So like most I have to order mostly from China.  I have a few suppliers of materials I buy from out of China, always had great service and pretty reliable deliveries.  I buy fret wire in 10 - 20 meter rolls instead of 2 - 3 meters.  Even tuners I buy bulk and they are the same as Gitty's. 

Like Dead Head stated you just have to plan ahead knowing your order can take 4 - 6 weeks to arrive, here in BC.  I get most of my supplies from Fleabay suppliers. 

Boxes are getting tougher to get, so I'm going to start building my own soon.  Plus the cigar shop I get my boxes from says boxes won't be available much longer.  Seems our wonderful Tater Tot thinks all cigar boxes should be the same size, shape and color.  Which they are 'supposed' to be implementing sometime next year  Comforting to know our dear leaders have priorities in making our country safe and secure...  sarcasm off...

Comment by Dead Head Wood Works on October 24, 2017 at 8:24am
If don't mind waiting 6 - 10 weeks and you don't mind that it comes from China (but i bet most of the stuff sold in USA is made in china anyway) then alibaba is your best bet for bulk screws and small accessories etc .. don't buy the tone or volume pots though cause they suck (the ones I've tried anyways have) but you can get good pick ups for cheap! Shipping is usually free too. I recommend getting good fretwire and volume tone caps from a reputable USA dealer though if quality is a concern
Comment by Joe Caruso on October 24, 2017 at 6:37am
I hear you Peggy I have knocked my brains out trying to find alternatives to US exchange and shipping - there are a few - dollar stores - I have scored a bag of 3/4 inch grommets and a bag of very small ferrules at dollar stores and still haunt them fir anything useful; amazon - with free shipping to Canada by some I've found a few inexpensive magnetic pickups BQLZR; fret wire - a little more expensive than US ordering but if you can walk to the shop George Heinl in Toronto - they do primarily violin sales and repairs but also sell all types of fret wire - as a treat their showroom looks like something of a 1920s movie loaded with violins and cellos; I still buy a fair amount from CBGitty - I know I'm getting good stuff and when there were product issues their service was excellent. Cigar boxes - cigar stores if they are willing to part with them at a reasonable price or do not donate them to the local grade schools. Alternative is craft boxes from Michaels using their 50% off coupon. Sadly I find even Gitty runs out of boxes I'd like to have.
Comment by Graham Wedepohl on October 24, 2017 at 6:16am

Hi Peggy, I know Lee Valley is starting to carry those supplies, not sure if they will have everything you would need.

Comment by PEGGY TRAMBLE on October 24, 2017 at 5:44am

Does anyone know a good source of cigar box guitar building supplies here in Canada. I find it can get quite costly ordering from the US.   Looking for items like ferrules,  brass grommets  etc. 

Comment by Mark K on January 15, 2017 at 5:20am

Hi all - Mark from Guelph here.  "Old Joe" let me know about this group.  Still exploring the site (when do you use discussion group vs comment wall anyway?) but hope to hear about all things Canadian and Cigar-y!

Comment by Scavanged Sound (Pete) on October 17, 2016 at 1:27am
Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it.
Comment by the anonymous pick on October 16, 2016 at 11:39pm

pete - i'd get one  up  . it's pretty  easy  to set up a free site  ,   and in my opinion  it is invaluable .  you need a place to showcase your  wares /sound demos   etc ..  . and a link  to  it  to  pass on to  folks  on  sites such as this  . 

i sell alot  . most of my  sales come from my site and  of course the folks here  .

 

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Ontario Get Togethers?

Started by Doug Lewis. Last reply by Don Tucker Aug 12, 2023. 1 Reply

Greetings from Surrey, BC

Started by Graham Wedepohl. Last reply by Robbie Dec 16, 2019. 10 Replies

2 string G Bass

Started by john kendall. Last reply by Robbie Dec 16, 2019. 3 Replies

Selling your CBG'S

Started by Robbie. Last reply by Robbie Oct 21, 2019. 1 Reply

Hello fellow Canadiansversion of myAlber

Started by marc dallaire. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Sep 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Live and Learn

Started by Peter Bulback. Last reply by Reeds Taylor Mar 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello from Niagara-on-the-Lake

Started by Bill Short. Last reply by Bill Short Feb 16, 2016. 7 Replies

Need wood cigar boxes?

Started by Elissa. Last reply by Elissa Jan 25, 2016. 2 Replies

Sunny Okanagan

Started by BP - RabidSalad - Aug 15, 2015. 0 Replies

Greetings from Port Hope, Ontario

Started by Mark William Noel. Last reply by Tommie Tomlin Apr 22, 2015. 16 Replies

Where do the Canucks source their woods?

Started by Greg Potts. Last reply by jawbone Feb 11, 2014. 24 Replies

Bean Blossom Main stage

Started by jawbone. Last reply by jawbone Sep 5, 2013. 1 Reply

Hand Wound CBG pickups by Farmer Ted's CBGs

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted May 14, 2013. 0 Replies

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