Uncle John
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  • Ogden, IA
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    Needed Time - Gospel Blues - Lighthing Hopkins
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    It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James Song - Cigar Box Nation
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    Save Me Momma
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    Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor

Uncle John's Discussions

Dave passed away on Friday AM, 9/17/21. Thanks for all the well-wishers before and after his passing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 9, 2021. 64 Replies

Dave, a friend to many on CBN and a good old rascal has been ill and AWOL…Continue

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Contact me for ride shares to Callyfest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Mar 11, 2020. 15 Replies

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My CBG History

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denbo G Nov 9, 2019. 39 Replies

I built  two dulcimers from scratch in the early 90s.  No instructions, just a borrowed dulcimer to use as a pattern. I bought used tuners and frets from a shop in Omaha, Nebraska.    My dulcimers…Continue

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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

 

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GK less Paul Diddley Bow

"Ha, Ha.  Less is more."
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Up the Hill A D Eker 2024

"Sounding good, A.D. Great looking git."
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AGP #530 - ''Pink Floyd''

"I DO like that headstock shape and colors and the way the strings line up. "
Apr 14
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AGP #530 - ''Pink Floyd''

"Looks great.  I like the neck colors and the fret board."
Apr 14
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The Blues riff a Tutorial BCB 2024

"I especially like the second part.  Playing well, Andries.  Have a good Sunday."
Apr 14
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My second guitar

"Way to go, Max!  Good build, good material, good looker, good play!"
Apr 14
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6B2E0FCB-89F7-412B-BB5D-EE862A02CD04

"That color combination works great.  Looking very good.  53' is that your birth year, Darryl?"
Apr 13
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Unboxing hardwood slides from Lewis, Scotland!!!!

"Good looking slides!  I agree, Dar.  We get friends all over the world.  God bless."
Apr 13
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Ventilator Blues jaggerRichards - BCB A. D. Eker 2024

"Watch your fingers around that fan, Andries.  Sounding good.  I don't remember this song.  Sounds like a classic."
Apr 13
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Folk cigar box guitar oil can shell relaxing song

"Nice.  I hear a bit of Appalachian folk and bit of Russian folk and that tension of blues."
Apr 13
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Jesus Thank You: 3D Printed Cigar Box Guitar

"Good song and good job, Slingers."
Apr 13
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found a nice twice a month open mic

"Me too, Patrick.  I do try to keep up with you and your pretty artist lady on FB."
Apr 10
Maddog commented on Uncle John's photo
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found a nice twice a month open mic

"Nice UJ!  I miss our get togethers. "
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Nearly done Chugger ~ two string.

"Good lookin' build UJ! "
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found a message in a bottle along the Nishnabottna River.
How many instruments have you built so far?
around 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
Love to build, love to play.

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At 12:35am on March 4, 2024, A.D.EKER said…

At 3:19pm on January 14, 2024, Darryl Tuttle said…

Thanks for comment on build…curious to see what this sounds like

At 3:24pm on November 8, 2023, Darryl Tuttle said…

If you buy one of those preferred necks from MGB , let me know how it works out….getting ready to head to China for 2 weeks, so not much time before trip to work on guitars

At 1:51pm on November 2, 2023, Darryl Tuttle said…

I got that neck from MGB , 1.5 in wide

At 12:43am on September 23, 2023, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Uncle John, Best thing about the bridges, easy to make and adjustable.

At 8:35am on April 10, 2023, Doug Thorsvik said…

Thanks for the feedback on my latest build. You posted before I completed the details, so I could not get back to your comments via the email links. The yellow parts do seem to contrast nicely with the darker wood color. The winding sound holes are intended to be the outline of my version of a violin bass body. Trying something different visually.

At 9:18am on January 27, 2023, Anthony adams said…

Thanks John, if you learn of tutorial on bass, let me know. Thanks and Glory to God!

At 3:53am on January 26, 2023, Anthony adams said…

Hey Uncle John, can you help me make a weedeater cord bass? I have the cord, I just need to see one that is done, to copy. Dave Lynas never made one, so I have not learned yet. Can you help me 

                                                                 Tony Adams

At 2:29am on December 28, 2022, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments Uncle John, Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023

At 9:15am on December 5, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

To bad John a other one Gone early ! a sad year towards the end ! strengt to yee my good friend ,him batteling te illness was a reason for him leaving the Nation ? to bad nice Guy ! my condolesses send Kathy my best !greeeettsszz AD.

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Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 4:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 5:30am 19 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 10:00am 20 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 4:30am 19 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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