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Amazing Grace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Oct 3, 2013. 1 Reply

A/Grace CBG instrumental by Mountain Voodoo. I would like a copy of this song either disc or MP3.can anyone help.Continue

Upright Double Bass Strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Redbelly Oct 2, 2013. 2 Replies

What is the distance apart of the strings at the nut and at the bridge. The double bass is 3/4 size about 6 foot in length.Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Thorley Dec 17, 2012. 1 Reply

I would like to suggest that members take a look at the web site “Cigar Box Guitars Australia”  There…Continue

CBG Functions 2013

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My partner and I are planing a 1-2 month visit to the USA next spring.  We would like to go to as many CBG functions ( all types) as we can.  We would prefer if possible rural locations.  So I hope…Continue


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Fret Pacement

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 9:10pm 2 Comments

 Thanks for the advice on fret placement. Have just constructed 2 necks for my CBG's. Had a lot of help from this site and google even though some were a bit complicated, I thought that CBG's were unsophisticated barnyard instruments but I was wrong Thanks Mike

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At 7:58pm on July 21, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

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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 and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;


At 9:55am on February 19, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

And now I feel like a complete knoob...I only have it listed for shipping to U.S. & Canada. If interested, I can sell direct after auction closes, if it is still available. I'd do it for the $100 plus shipping, which I believe is $85 ( $185 total)

At 9:52am on February 19, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…
At 9:48am on February 19, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Cheers Red, thanks for the friend request. Also an update on the strum stick. I have it listed on Ebay, listed at starting bid of $100 plus shipping (nobody has bid on it and auction ends tomorrow morning). No pressure or worries. Have a great day.

At 2:57am on February 10, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

The strumstick shown below is birdseye maple neck/sides with spruce top/back, and diatonic frets. The pic in this post is birdseye maple neck/sides with flame maple top/back and regular frets. Both have rosewood fingerboard. This one is acoustic/electric, the other is acoustic only.

At 2:55am on February 10, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hello Redbelly,

I read your post in Classifieds & Swaps in Cigar Box Nation...looking for a strumstick? I have two. One is fretted like a strumstick (diatonic like a dulcimer and tuned DAd) and the other has standard fret scale (like a guitar tuned GDB).

Shipping to Australia from here in Canada is a bit rate I could find is $85. If I added that to the cost of the strumstick ($150), the total cost would be $235.

If interested, I would be willing to drop that to $220.

I have Paypal.

Think about it and let me know.



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At 6:57pm on September 30, 2012, Graham said…

Michael - come and check out "gold coast twangers" - with members from the sunshine coast, brisbane, gold coast & northern nsw -

At 12:16am on September 27, 2012, frank tennyson said…

I photograph old abandoned barns and houses. I also carve and paint plaques showing the most interesting. Haven't gotten commercially good at the carving thing. Night Owl has a marvelous indstructable on Amazing Grace if you are into that type music. Even if you are not very good.

At 2:40pm on September 26, 2012, frank tennyson said…

youtube has a video on how to determine frets for any length scale. Oh, and welcome. Seems you are already learning your way around! I am also a total novice and joined cause learning to play guitar is on my bucket list. Funny I cannot play but I am already about to start my third build  -  it is addictive!


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