Blues Frog
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  • Nassau, NY
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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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Latest Activity

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
Blues Frog commented on Taffy Evans's video

Empty Bed Blues

"Lovin the Blues Taff!"
Apr 16
Blues Frog replied to Jay Cole's discussion New guy with muffler guitar build in the group Introduce Yourself!
"That looks awesome!"
Dec 16, 2021
Blues Frog replied to Michael Bowlin's discussion Electric Delta 3-pole Pickup
"I believe they are for the screws that hold the pickup in place. they are used for tension adjustment of the height of the pickup"
Dec 13, 2021
Blues Frog replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Eh, From Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome to the "Nation"  Just be warned, its addictive. Nobody can build just one!"
Dec 9, 2021
Blues Frog commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (3)

"Thanks Pick"
Nov 11, 2021
the anonymous pick commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (3)

"slick ;-) "
Nov 11, 2021
AGP # liked Blues Frog's photo
Nov 10, 2021
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Camacho (3)

"Had to build the guitar to fit the box"
Nov 9, 2021
Blues Frog commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (5)

"Thanks John"
Nov 9, 2021
Blues Frog commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (4)

"A little bit of class mixed with the homemade knobs to keep it real"
Nov 9, 2021
Blues Frog commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (6)

"Thanks John.  I figured rather than try inlay I would laser etch instead"
Nov 9, 2021
Keith Rearick liked Blues Frog's photo
Nov 9, 2021
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Nov 9, 2021
Uncle John commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (3)

"Oh yeah, now I see the entieity and it shines. High 9s."
Nov 9, 2021
Uncle John commented on Blues Frog's photo

Camacho (4)

"At first look, that is gorgeous, but too fancy for my tastes. Then I see the tone and volume knobs. Ha! They are just right and balance out the fancy. Good one, man. Gorgeous in a keep and play way."
Nov 9, 2021

Profile Information

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, your membership may be rejected).
I like the fact that I can take anything that I have and make an instrument out of it

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At 8:21pm 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 1:07pm 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 6:13pm on December 23, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

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


At 11:17pm 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 5:11pm on November 26, 2015, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Blues...

At 7:50am 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 9:57pm 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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