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Neatsfoot oil for a fret board?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Dec 10, 2014. 7 Replies

I got a free quart of neatsfoot oil a week ago and I am wondering if this stuff would be good to put on fret boards?any and all input would be great.thanx yallJimboContinue

Box size verses scale length ???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimbo Cawthron Jun 10, 2014. 26 Replies

I am building a cbg for order and the box is 12 and 1/2 " inches  long I use a 24and 1/2" scale  length so the fret board is running way into the box. So the Question is how do yall handle…Continue

Which strings to use on a four string cbg ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marr's Guitars Mar 26, 2011. 7 Replies

Just got done with my first 4 string build and have a nice new set of strings, Ernie Ball super slinky.so what four strings should i use to get that good delta blues sound ? Continue

Using a Rheostat to fine adjust the speed of a 110v motor ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jimbo Cawthron Feb 14, 2010. 15 Replies

What I have - A fan motor that has 3 taps on the coil that goes to a switch that has low , medium , high settings. It is 110 volts AC !What I want ti do - I would like to use a rheostat to slow the…Continue


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Down time on messin with CBG's !

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 4:05am 1 Comment

Well I have been kinda in a state of suspended cbg building and playing this year.

Seems as though every time I get an Idea something comes up that is more important.

Back in April I rescued a baby raccoon and we have been raising him to be released this spring. He is like having a 2 year old again , into everything but he has been a fun and learning experience. I love nature and all of God's critters.…


New build

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 7:35am 5 Comments

Now I am takin great care building this one cause it's for my son!
Will post some pics latter!

Old stuff!

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

All this rain got me to looking through some of my old stuff, and I found my very first guitar amp. I got it from my uncle when I was 15 years old. It's an old sears model 1430 silvertone amp. pushed a big 3 watts. From what I have read these units where made from 1950 to 1966. The front of the Sears model 1430 Silvertone guitar amp!

The back!

The Tag!

Then I… Continue


Posted on September 26, 2009 at 5:01am 0 Comments

Two weeks of nothin but rain, I am so ready to see sum sunshine!
must be monsoon season, lol!

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At 11:02pm on July 22, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;


At 12:24am on August 13, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hey Jimbo,

Glad to accept. I have an identical yellow MC cigar box, waiting to be transformed to a guitar. Also really dig the old Silvertone tube amp. Cheers from Nova Scotia, Canada.

At 8:58pm on August 7, 2013, Diglydog said…

Thanks for the friend add Jimbo :-)

At 3:59pm on August 7, 2013, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Thanks for the friend invitation!
At 8:06am on June 7, 2011, Tim O said…
Nice to meet ya Jimbo. Thanks for the welcome! 
At 3:52am on June 7, 2011, Stephen Killen said…
Thanks for the warm welcome!
At 8:43pm on March 27, 2011, Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw said…
Hi Jimbo. Thanks for the friend request and the very nice comments. Have fun. John
At 10:18am on March 6, 2011, Mr Cutfinger said…

Hey mr Cawthron, merci pour la demande d'amis et le compliment, désolé pour ton pouce ...mais si tu est comme moi, c'est une histoire de plus a raconter aux gens..


Cutfinger :-))

At 7:14am on July 3, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi Jimbo thanks for the friends request all the best for the 4th from the UK :)
At 5:32pm on July 2, 2010, Jim Mitchell said…
Hey man I know you... You're that guy on the nation.... LOL have a good 4th....
Talk to you soon.. Jim

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