• Male
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Mr.melo's Friends

  • Bruce
  • Sincerely, Iris
  • Raymond Lee
  • Rob Ingram
  • Deb
  • tom polzine
  • A.D.EKER
  • Steve Mattox
  • James O Lunsford
  • Harold Grissom
  • Patten Customs
  • Ted Hartman
  • Downtown Vinnie
  • railroadDon


  • 1.
    My thoughts
  • 2.
    Town to Town
  • 3.
  • 4.
    angry Donalda
  • 5.
    St.Judes Candle
  • 6.
    let it fly..
  • 7.
  • 8.
    Busker girl
  • 9.
  • 10.
  • 11.
    Settle Down

Mr.melo's Discussions

any blue prints on good ways to make 4 string homemade pick ups?

Started Jul 8, 2013 0 Replies

wanting to make my own but what sort of contraption to make,,any ideas gang?Continue


Mr.melo's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Some strange man at this fork in a road. late one night...

Mr.melo's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Mr.melo's Blog


Posted on March 20, 2015 at 3:21pm 6 Comments

Going to start making very beautifull 15 inch concert ukes...question for anybody out there...what strings should i use...nylon?? or do i use something else??? aswell tail pieces..what do people use for Ukes thats simple:) anybody who would like to respond that would be great..

.I might just make them through box necks the strings a directly in the wood

Melodeeman:) Cheers

Tail pieces for a cbg :)

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:55am 9 Comments

I would love to hear about peoples ideas or inventive ways on.. what or they make their tail pieces... :)

Thank you:)

so.....flat strings....

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:39am 4 Comments

Has anybody out there ever used flats strings on a cbg? if so.. how does it sound and would you play them more than normal conventional strings..anybody??? :)


modge podge...Melodeeman

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 1:56pm 1 Comment

its like a glue..apply it on the wood surface  to use..apply lightly all over surface area of image ...then use a  image without text...(cause it will be backwards) it until very flat..let dry for 1 hr...then place a very damp wood on the paper for 10 minutes..then gently rub with the clothe on the paper that's wet (lightly) it should remove the pulp off leaving the ink directly on the those tattoos when we use to lick them for a vineyard…


Mr.melo's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (43 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 7:55pm on March 28, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

He there Mellow, Crafty Devil you !! love what you did on town to town, verrywell constructed and arranged clean sounding little Master piece!

I feel there is a album in the air, flow that mellow breeze Mr.Melo , have a great day ! Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 7:30pm on June 17, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Man for the Comments, well you ask me,I do like your recording stuff,but when i listen whit my JimmyMc Carty Ears:   Nice Intro! (For me;could bee longer the revers bit,and fade slowly to the Background) Good Beat! Nice Dubble Bass Cool change in the CBG effect color on the Gitaar ,the Old Mic Effect, does the trick,but the Vocals can bee a bit more on the front,your singing something let us hear it! then you get the story better, What it is about the busker girl, and why you sing about her, like it like it a lot!! thanks! Melo!

At 12:27am on June 15, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the compliment there Melodie man,those last 4 stringers look pretty Cool Dude,

Passing Show,Warriors great imagery, ill keep them coming,Greeeettsszzz to Ye!!   A.D.

At 1:25am on April 11, 2015, Peter Hendley said…

Ta for your encouraging comment on my 1st ever video. Haven't you got some nice content on your page. Well crafted pics. too I reckon. Cheers p

At 10:50am on April 2, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Tree verry nice songs there Mellow man, iliked wispering the most, clearly invluence by lennon&Maccarthy,60 revers bits tight rhytmo, cleverly put together,All Alone ? who is moss your Wife /Girlfrind?No Verry Good do use 4 track or digital, Not bad me Man carry on i say carry On!!

At 1:18am on March 29, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Well there Melo who is stopping you! Build one and let me hear!!! did you listen to the ethnic wave one  aswell? whit the didgeridoe? it ol get the AboriginalHoodoo on Ye,make your dreamtime float to Nighttime kinda storywalker  grooveplay! did you get the drift!?

Greeeettssszzz A.D

At 2:20pm on March 23, 2015, Bruce said…

This is a great site for meeting like minded people. I like that radio amp of yours.

At 2:24am on March 21, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Melo,Thanks a lot for your generous compliment, not that much going on, at the moment my neighbour is building a exstention to his house,(he is like 3m away from my house,) and the heavy machinery pounding treu the walls, so no recording for a while,Bommer!! but  am stacking up on new song material for some new stuff and maybee next weekend il try and find some time,so i have been busy building to (CBG) and (Winebox) as they say there can not always bee pressior on the cooker!!Greeeeettssszz Melo!! A.D.

At 12:36pm on February 21, 2015, Uncle John said…

Melo, thanks for the kind words.  I truly appreciate it.   Simple is pretty much all I have and I think I do better and enjoy more when I accept that.  

At 10:40pm on February 19, 2015, A.D.EKER said…

You realy Pick your Boxes meloman!! and your cookietins to!! Great style and Looks!


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Handy adhesive

Started by John B Treutlein in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 17. 11 Replies

String noise

Started by Michael Myers in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Michael Myers Mar 17. 6 Replies

Build this Wooden Kick Drum Pedal

Started by Rose Ericson in Feature Articles. Last reply by Slow Mick Mar 16. 35 Replies

Neck though corner

Started by Engblom in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Feb 28. 6 Replies

Latest Activity

Poorness Studios liked James O Lunsford's video
1 hour ago
MIKE MAHN posted a status
"Hey There! Can I set up Piezo pickups without pots and just use my amp for volume control? I want a real clean look on the front."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo

Bolt-On Neck Chugger CBG

"WOW!  That plastic piece has enough strength and rigidity to keep that neck where you want…"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo

showroom 2

"Yes sir!.  Looking good and I love that space and content.  Enjoy!"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Scott Schoepf's photo


"Good looking six!"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on James O Lunsford's video

Johnny Be Good On Dulcimer

"Sounding good, James O.  Golden vocals.  Rock and roll strum.   I have been…"
2 hours ago
BrianQ. liked James O Lunsford's video
7 hours ago
BrianQ. commented on James O Lunsford's video

Johnny Be Good On Dulcimer

"Nice upbeat Dulci-rocker whether it be past or present!!"
7 hours ago
RON NORTHCUTT commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo

showroom 3

"Shane, thanks for the kind comments. You are right fresh baked goods and homemade CBG's and a…"
8 hours ago
Scott Schoepf commented on Scott Schoepf's photo


"It’s one of mine, maple with rosewood fretboard. I bought a few bad necks and decided to just…"
9 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's photo
9 hours ago
BrianQ. commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo

Bolt-On Neck Chugger CBG

"I think this is great Doug, builders exploring these modern advancements is a welcome evolution!"
9 hours ago


© 2023   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->