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Jerry Jordan commented on Charred's blog post CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue
"Looks like the price doubled too. I have seen these for $30 just about everywhere. Sharper Image must boost the price so they can market a discount. I believe Shane did a demo video of one of these..."
Dec 27, 2021
Charred commented on Charred's blog post CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue
"So it's a PoS? That's a shame. That just makes someone's first experience with CBGs a poor one."
Dec 9, 2021
BrianQ. commented on Charred's blog post CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue
"Cardboard, soft pine & loose tuners…"
Dec 8, 2021
the anonymous pick commented on Charred's blog post CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue
"I had one . and accidentally left it in my unlocked car ..   I was only gone 5 minutes  ... and someone left 4 more in there  ;-/"
Dec 8, 2021
BrianQ. commented on Charred's blog post CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue
"Barnes & Noble was selling those some years back too? Hard to not run into knock offs in the world of musical instruments?"
Dec 8, 2021
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CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue

I saw this today in the Sharper Image catalogue. Lots of people will have, at least, seen one of these now.https://www.sharperimage.com/view/product/Blues+Box+Guitar+System/205262CBGs must be getting more exposure now.See More
Dec 8, 2021
Charred added a discussion to the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
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Mindbender (by Stiltwater)

Can Mindbender, by the band Stillwater, be done on a three-string fretless guitar?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yau1Ceo-owhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Sdv3os1b8I'd like to give this a shot. Does it have any weird chords?I get that the talk-box is a completely different animal and I don't care about that part.See More
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Playing tips and secrets. Tunings. Primal music theory.See More
Oct 26, 2021
Charred replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"I use a Surform tool for rounding off the edges of the underside of the neck, and other things as well. https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-21-399-6-Inch-Surform-Pocket/dp/B00002X1ZQ"
Oct 15, 2021
Carl Floyd liked Charred's blog post Turnbuckle Bolt as a Bridge (left-handed thread)
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Cigar Box Nation commented on Charred's blog post Turnbuckle Bolt as a Bridge (left-handed thread)
"Wow, you’re talking about a problem I’ve had with the bolts for 25 years!  The threads always were at the wrong angle.  I gotta try this!  -Shane "
Jul 22, 2021
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Turnbuckle Bolt as a Bridge (left-handed thread)

Turnbuckles come with two bolts. I have several that have eye-bolts, but other bolts are available. One of the bolts has left-handed threads. It works well as a bridge, since the angle of the threads lines up with the angle on the bridge. I've had problems with right-handed bolts where I need to files grooves in the spots where the strings should be to keep them in place.See More
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jun 28, 2021
BrianQ. left a comment for Charred
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?"
Jun 28, 2021

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Online, through Shane Speal's website
How many instruments have you built so far?
6 (finished the last on on 07/20/2021)
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
My fingers are not nimble enough for six strings, but I can manage 3 strings. I built a dulcimer, and am able learn songs on that. I can then translate those songs to the guitar.

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CBG listed in the Sharper Image catalogue

Posted on December 8, 2021 at 1:28pm 5 Comments

I saw this today in the Sharper Image catalogue. Lots of people will have, at least, seen one of these now.

https://www.sharperimage.com/view/product/Blues+Box+Guitar+System/205262

CBGs must be getting more exposure now.

Turnbuckle Bolt as a Bridge (left-handed thread)

Posted on July 20, 2021 at 2:56pm 1 Comment

Turnbuckles come with two bolts. I have several that have eye-bolts, but other bolts are available. One of the bolts has left-handed threads. It works well as a bridge, since the angle of the threads lines up with the angle on the bridge. I've had problems with right-handed bolts where I need to files grooves in the spots where the strings should be to keep them in place.

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Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes?

 
 
 

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