Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes
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End of an Era, Back Porch Mojo will be closing.

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 11:26am 6 Comments

   I want to thank all of those in the CBG community who have taught me, supported me, learned from me... and especially been my customers.

   I know there has been a lot of talk about me and my Back Porch Mojo of late, and I just want to take a moment to clear up some of the facts and fiction.  I have basically stopped building at this time. For better than a year I have suffered from some really nasty tendonitis in my right elbow and shoulder. these were the perils of being an…


What a great year!!

Posted on December 31, 2010 at 10:52am 3 Comments

To everyone who has been a friend and to all who have been customers of mine at Back Porch Mojo I want to thank you all for a great 2010!! it was a great year for making guitars and new friends!! it had its ups and down as any year will, I had a number of health issues and the tendonitis problem (from building too much!!) and the new year will begin with a corrective surgery to get me back on the building path, but pain free!! Wooo Hooo!! I am excited to begin a new year and see what the CBG…


Just the parts mam... duh, duh,duh,du

Posted on January 15, 2010 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

Okay it's not Drag net.. but In response to a number of request, we at Back porch mojo have added a "Parts Pack"

Just the parts, no box, no neck...just the parts you need to make a 3 or 4 string Cigar Box or cookie tin guitar

available in the Back Porch Mojo store

available in a 3 string… Continue

more parts at the Back Porch Mojo store!!

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 12:36am 0 Comments

Big Daddy, is at it again more parts in the Store

Back porch mojo is now offering Volume and Tone pots for all you builders

250k pots

500k pots

and we have in the store single strings so if you planning a diddley bow or maybe you broke a string, just maybe want some spares around...… Continue

Cigar box Bass Kits now available

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 6:59am 1 Comment

Back porch mojo is pleased to announce we have finally added a Bass Kit to our ever expanding store!!
My brother Big Dan is the Bass man and is now putting together for you a Bass CBG kit check it out at the Back porch mojo store

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At 7:18pm on June 29, 2011, Uncle John said…


   I received one of your Keni Lee Signature builds today.  Excellent.  I have some good builds, but your precision, finish and craftsmanship is beyond my level.  Nice work, sir.

Blessings and good wishes.


At 7:56am on December 29, 2010, neil lindsay said…

Hi Darren, thought you might like to see what i done with the kit that you sent me. Look on my page for my pictures. Hope you and yours had a great Christmas.


At 9:03am on September 30, 2010, neil lindsay said…
Hi Darren, i got the confirmation about the order cant wait to start building
thank you
At 9:50am on September 22, 2010, Norm Fasey said…
Hey man,

Would you mind contributing to the following discussion about one of your fine instuments.

At 6:49am on September 22, 2010, neil lindsay said…
cheers man.
At 1:35pm on July 15, 2010, Michael Gajeski said…
Hey Darren, I just tried your belt sander fret dressing technique for the first time. You, sir, are a genius.
At 10:15pm on June 14, 2010, Delvero said…
Darren, thank-you for your comments on the harp guitar, very much appreciated!
At 8:42pm on June 10, 2010, Scott Thomas said…
Thanks Big Daddy - You're the best! I found the YouTubes this morning and actually downloaded both to my CBG Instruction Folder. Thanks so much!
At 4:52pm on December 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your warm Holiday Greetings. Best of Health and Wealth in 2010. Enjoy.
At 8:50pm on December 19, 2009, Dianne Woods said…
Thank you. I sure am enjoying my CBG.

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