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The 3 String Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 24, 2016. 11 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought about these 3 string bridges? Do you like to use them? If not, what do you like to use as a bridge? ThanksContinue

I need some help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 31, 2016. 17 Replies

I've built four cbgs. Three of them are completely built by me, while the fourth has a neck from delta groove. Two of them have a fender strat scale length, while the other two have a 24.5 inch scale…Continue

 

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Making Haunting and Creepy Sounds with a Cigar Box Guitar for Halloween

"THATS THINKING WHIT THE BOX! THE CIGAR BOX!     HAPPY hALLOWEEN !"
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Making Haunting and Creepy Sounds with a Cigar Box Guitar for Halloween

"Nice, I remember in the 60’s when most of the spooky background sounds in horror movies were guitars & keyboards with copious amounts of reverb & echo effects"
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"Nicely done!  That’s thinking outside the box!"
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Making Haunting and Creepy Sounds with a Cigar Box Guitar for Halloween

"Nice opening autumn CBG photo, John.  Hey, good job on the spooky sounds and this video.  Very cool and creative."
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Making Haunting and Creepy Sounds with a Cigar Box Guitar for Halloween

It's really easy to make your own Halloween sound effects. In this instance, I'm going to make some creepy noise using only a Cigar Box Guitar! (CBG) Last ye...
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Playing Slow Swampy Blues Slide Guitar with a Bottle of Hot Momma Jalapeno Hot Sauce

"Some Nice Hot Hawaiian Tones coming through there John!  :-)"
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Playing Slow Swampy Blues Slide Guitar with a Bottle of Hot Momma Jalapeno Hot Sauce

"Picante!  Wow, Lots of heat in that tone.  Well done."
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Playing Slow Swampy Blues Slide Guitar with a Bottle of Hot Momma Jalapeno Hot Sauce

"I think it’s real cool John. I expected something wild and out of control but found it very pleasant, bluesy and sweet? "
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"awesome job John that hot sauce bottle makes a fantastic slide. What tuning are you using"
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Playing Slow Swampy Blues Slide Guitar with a Bottle of Hot Momma Jalapeno Hot Sauce

A couple of years ago, I saw Justin Johnson grab a bottle of hot sauce and use it as a slide while playing live. I had a big laugh over that, and thought it ...
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Honestly...they've given me life again. It's hard to explain, but I hit a real low point in life. I was really down...but I rediscovered the blues, and soon after, "roots-music", and from that Cigar Box Guitars. I just found something real...and my life, needed some real stuff in it again. This stuff really means a lot to me. I don't know where I would be with out it.

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At 9:29pm on October 7, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hey John, glad to be a friend. .. Dave
At 10:10am on September 22, 2017, Michael F. Copado said…

So did you just glue it to the underside of the box?

At 10:09pm on January 25, 2017, Derek Rose said…

You are welcome, John. Keep up the good work!

At 7:42am on November 10, 2016, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Thanks for the friend request.
I like what you build!
At 8:51am on July 11, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John.

At 5:17pm on July 10, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John, will try (harder) and see what happens.

At 6:07pm on July 2, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Hi John, just watch your 2 string base vid, which 2 strings did you use and what tuning?

At 11:53am on December 27, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

Things are good, 2 days after Christmas.  Too much food, too much work, too little sleep.  Feels like someone got me down and polished their boots on me... ;-).... hope your Christmas was at least as much fun!!!!

At 11:26am on December 20, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

where are you in Missouri.  I'm now located in Springfield, MO

At 11:26am on March 8, 2013, Uncle John said…

I like that vintage looking amp!

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I could use some advice, wisdom, two cents, and several experience stories!

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

Howdy, folks! 

I have some interesting news. After chatting with the fine folks who run local annual Comic Book Convention, I've decided to go ahead and rent a table/booth selling my CBG's, handmade old-school instruments, and other blues related stuff. The surroundings might be unusual, but the folks who run it are really wanting me to bring my stuff...and something different...to their show. In fact, when we talked about it, they were already sold out of vendor space, but told me…

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