Blues Frog
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Blues Frog's Discussions

The first sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 5, 2018. 12 Replies

So, my girlfriend was planning for the village wide yard sale and told me I should bring my guitars over and try to sell them.Well you wouldn't think that I would sell anything at a simple yard sale,…Continue

How do you come up with your design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3pefhwwnvfj2q Aug 12, 2016. 83 Replies

   I have seen so many different guitar styles since joining this site. I dunno if its been asked before, but my question is this;Other than a requested design, what makes you build that particular…Continue

"Traditional vs New Fangled"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 30, 2016. 67 Replies

OK so it seems that Wayfinder started something that may have started something that didn't set well with everyone.So I submit to you, I challenge you to a comparison photo dicussion.Post your photos…Continue

Hi. I'm "(insert name here) and I can't stop building CBGs"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Burt Philbrick Feb 27, 2016. 40 Replies

Hi. I'm Blues Frog and I can't stop thinking about, (and building) cigar box guitars.I first discovered Cigar Box Guitars in Dec ember when I was Christmas shopping. Since then I've built 5 and…Continue

 

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Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"
Sep 5, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yeah I have some on order. I did this one as an experiment as I hadn't built a stomp box before. Now that I have proved out the circuit, I can build more"
Sep 5, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Taff, It's a surpisingly sturdy box design. The fold over top sits on the body and is very stiff. Of course a seriously hard stomp could cause some damage......"
Sep 4, 2023
Blues Frog commented on Jennifer M Oaks's video
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My First Build Ghost

"Nice! That's a nice guitar and I loved the fact that you through in some Rainbow in there."
Sep 4, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Took a box for a footpedal and made it into a footpedal. Super easy and cheap "Fuzz" pedal. IMG_20230904_173715564%5B1%5D.jpg"
Sep 4, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Taff, I showed my busiest wall as it were which pales in comparison. That's a nice bunch of instruments you have there. Yeah, the posts aren't like they used to be, other than this one. Still, its a good place for knowledge and to find…"
Aug 28, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Taff, I do play some of them. I tend to play the six string acoustics and the CBGs on a kinda rotational basis. I like the "Show Us Ya Wall" idea. Sounds like a good thread to start. Lets see what everybody's got"
Aug 25, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Taff, I have a wall like that too. Plus CBGs, other instruments and boxes and cans to make into instruments. So many toys, si little time....."
Aug 24, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That's a fine looking canjo. I'm sure the kid will enjoy it!"
Jul 22, 2023
Blues Frog commented on Uncle John's photo
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William Penn red 3 string

"Unc,    I like the color scheme. I hope you have a song to go with that so we can hear it. You're right. It's too darn cold to go out to the shed and work.  Stay inside and play guitar."
Jan 24, 2023
Blues Frog replied to Bob Leon's discussion First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Bob,    Site issues. When replying sometimes the poster has to first go to the html editor tab before they send. That being said, In my experience there is no right answer to your question.. It depends on what you are building. I generally…"
Dec 4, 2022
Blues Frog replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Nice looking git. I have donated builds for charity before, but it was an auction so they got what was already built. That's one lucky winner right there."
Nov 7, 2022
Blues Frog replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"Muddy,         Probably the most random piece I ever used for a bridge was an old door latch. It worked great. I have also used bolts and made my own bridges with plastic rod on wood. Also made several with bone pieces. One was…"
Nov 7, 2022
Blues Frog replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Photos...done at last, nearly. The Pine guitar.
"I like it Taff.  The mix of colors works for it."
Nov 5, 2022
Blues Frog commented on Cigar Box Nation's blog post Rest In Peace, Anonymous Pick. We Lost a Legend.
"Sad to hear we lost a legend in the CigarBoxNation world. Pick was an inspiration to us all. R.I.P."
Nov 5, 2022
Blues Frog replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making Tone & Volume knobs
"On my last build I used the tops off of hot sauce bottles."
Apr 19, 2022

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching cigar box guitars
How many instruments have you built so far?
Too many for someone who isn't selling them.....
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
I like the fact that I can take anything that I have and make an instrument out of it

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At 2:21pm on January 13, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

i hear you about the obsession with CBG's. my son thinks i'm weird because i took apart an old showerhead...the thing with all the holes that the water goes through will make a nice speaker cover

At 7:07am on January 6, 2016, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
Hi, haven't been to my page in a long time, just saw your post. I don't have a real shop, just my workbench in the basement and power tools in garage. I'm just outside the village, where are you at?
At 12:13pm on December 23, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Cheers man , if we chat before , have a great Xmas :-)

Shaun.

At 5:17pm on December 22, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Hi Blues Frog , just enjoyed watching your videos. You don't see many people using full size humbuckers. I have a pair of 'em from a Satellite Les Paul I broke in 1986 ! Is there a reason they're not used much? Sure sounds good on your CBG . 

At 11:11am on November 26, 2015, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Blues...

At 12:50am on August 2, 2015, Uncle John said…

Blues Frog, it's good to have you for a CBN friend.

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One Man's Garbage......

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 2:57pm 14 Comments

Went to the transfer station today and this is what I found! A pile of cigar boxes just sitting there!

I couldn't just leave them there! There's too much potential.

What do you think?…

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