BrianQ.
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
How many instruments have you built so far?
Lost count?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
How many famous musicians have started on them

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BrianQ.'s Discussions

I like Spam, just not on Cigar Box Nation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5, 2021. 7 Replies

 

Welcome! Jive Turkey Muthasucka!

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BrianQ. commented on Uncle John's photo
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Spent $20 on vintage boxes, license plates and match books.

"A plate like this will sell for $30-$75 in Cali, depending where you’re at?  You made out like a bandit, I haven’t been able to find them in that good of shape for years!"
2 hours ago
BrianQ. replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That’s kool, they used to offer a neck-thru SG kit years back? One of those I wished I had held onto!! "
3 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Daniel Lane
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your builds and build processes? Site is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to…"
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your builds and build processes? Site is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to…"
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your builds and build processes? Site is old and has a glitch, here’s the trick to…"
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BrianQ. commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
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Strung Up !

"Kool!!!"
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22 hours ago

Slide on, my good people!!!

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At 4:55pm on May 16, 2022, Bos Hog said…

Ok. thank you for letting me know.

At 6:30pm on May 7, 2022, Al Lobe said…

Thank you! Will fix soon. I see now I'm not the first one requiring this correction :-)

At 12:10pm on May 7, 2022, Ed Nasiatka said…

BrianQ,

Thanx for the info!

Eddie

At 4:24pm on April 18, 2022, Doug Thorsvik said…

Brian, I looked through your photos for an example where you used molding for a fretboard, but couldn’t find one. I did note the use of toothpick frets, good on you! Doug

At 11:05pm on March 27, 2022, Carl Johnson said…

Thank you Brian. I just picked up a few cigar boxes in the Beale St. Blues district in Memphis TN. They weren't aware of any cigarbox guitar festivals in or around Beale St. Do you know of any in the Memphis, TN area?

At 5:58am on February 27, 2022, Christopher Jones said…

Thanks for your welcome Brian, and the guise to the  inks. Very much looking forward to becoming involved. All the best  Chris

At 4:26pm on February 9, 2022, Neil said…

OK thanks Brian

At 1:39pm on January 26, 2022, Jeff said…

Thank you for the info Brian, on my third build now! I’ll be sure to get more involved in the forums and posts. I’m from NH where you at?

At 2:21pm on January 21, 2022, GARAGE HERMIT said…

thank's Brian,

i was guessing about 3/16" looking at pic's of dulcimer's, but if 1/8" work's that will do fine,

yes, i have'nt posted for a while, life just get's in the way,

At 2:53pm on January 3, 2022, Richard Hyde said…

Thanks for having me

BrianQ.'s Blog

Let’s talk Dorian…

Posted on March 26, 2022 at 3:17pm 2 Comments

 Here’s something for the Beginners. A simple introduction to the Dorian scale. It only requires one string, so it shouldn’t be hard at all. Learn it up & down, then apply the basic Scale formula to 3 strings for even more possibilities…

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One String Wonder- A Major journey

Posted on April 21, 2021 at 5:00am 4 Comments

Here’s a little skill builder exercise for beginners, based on the Major scale. It starts with a simple Scale, then progressively builds on it, adding one note at a time. You only need one string for this, so Diddley Bow’s are perfect for this exercise.

 

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 4 W/ True Bypass & Ext. Power for Dirt box Layout

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion to the Dead Easy Dirt, for now...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 3 W/ Stripboard Dirt box Layout

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 4:52pm 10 Comments

Let’s talk LM386, The continuing saga...

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Don't want to work for the Big Boss no more A. D. Eker 2022

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AGP #245 - ''Dud Sanshin''

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Minimal LoFi 4 String

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Minimal LoFi 4 String

"thanks UJ ! well all together you maybee right, but in consept for me its minimal !"
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Minimal LoFi 4 String

"Thanks for the Like Order 99 ! appriciated "
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Don't want to work for the Big Boss no more A. D. Eker 2022

"Laced for action ! throwing the Dog a BCB!"
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Don't want to work for the Big Boss no more A. D. Eker 2022

Long title in my verzion off for some classic Blues tunes about not working for the Boss, you vind it in some slave songs ,coleminers tunes, and modern coun...
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BrianQ. commented on Uncle John's photo
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Spent $20 on vintage boxes, license plates and match books.

"A plate like this will sell for $30-$75 in Cali, depending where you’re at?  You made…"
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Kitchen Table - A song about writing a song...with 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

"nice feel and good quality sound, enjoyed that. Taff"
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BrianQ. replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"That’s kool, they used to offer a neck-thru SG kit years back? One of those I wished I…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hi Paul, damn, I put my neck out looking at that guitar.Haha. Nice build how does it feel? Taff"
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