Perfesser Blue
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  • Montrose, Colorado
  • United States
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Perfesser Blue posted a status
Mar 27
Perfesser Blue posted a status
"Now I have no CBG to play. *Sniff* *weep* I guess Im gonna have to build another!"
Mar 27
Perfesser Blue posted a status
"You can find them at and on Facebook."
Mar 27
Perfesser Blue posted a status
"The two new Hobo Friend guitars and the Hobo Royale have been placed at Starr's Guitars in Cedar Edge Colorado for sale or adoption."
Mar 27
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I was one of the original Yahoo group members
How many instruments have you built so far?
6 ukes, 6 guitars, one fiddle, 3 piccolo guitars, 1 mossamer, er, today, add 3 more gits to make 9
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I enjoy building and working with my hands. I am a professional goldsmith, so this is a great way to shift focus and stay fresh.
I was born in Suffern, I’ll prob’ly die in Paine.
I grew up halfway between South Park and Columbine.
My stompin’ grounds have been all over the western half of the continent, from Seattle to Taos, from Denver to Blue Lake, to Virginia City.. .
I’ve sung the streets and the coffee bars and saloons of America for over thirty years.
I’ve fed thousands of people.
I build precious things. .
I build guitars and ukelele from old cigar boxes and boards.
Some things you do for money, some things you do for love.
I’m still broke, but I’ll sing you a sing if ya want.
Yeah, Here’s one for you.

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At 9:26am on February 12, 2010, Tom Lanford said…
Thanks for the invite!
At 9:11pm on February 9, 2010, THENUGE said…
hell yeah send er on much!
At 1:12pm on February 8, 2010, Shelley said…
Hi Perfersser,
Thanks so much for stopping by.
You've made some very charming instruments.
Love the guitar with the record pick guard and oval soundhole.
Really nice.
At 10:31pm on February 7, 2010, Nathan King said…
Heck yeah! I am glad to see more of us in Colorado.
At 5:59pm on August 24, 2009, JUJU said…
Hi PB good to have you back around bro , thanks for the freinds invite it's my pleasure !
good to hear you got a comission build to do , be some lucky person getting that
great idea with the scratch plate thats real good
see you round bro
At 3:15pm on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 7:07pm on July 11, 2009, Brian Lemin said…
Thanks for that. I am trying to use a couple of images from the "Virzi" site. I have written the atricle in draft form.
At 5:45am on July 11, 2009, Brian Lemin said…
Can i use your "vibrating plate" picture in an article i am writing for the CBN web site please?
At 3:37pm on June 3, 2009, Low Budget Luthier said…
Hey Perf,
I like u to join my new room. TheGeat Northwest. We need to organise folks on the west coast, so's we can hopefully have r own festivals. Let me know what yu think.

At 3:06pm on February 16, 2009, Perfesser Blue said…
Update from the West Shore:

Here is where Perfesser Blue joins those august sages in mentioning that the new CBG shop will be set up in Denver this Spring...
Im done with Portland and moving upcountry at the beginning of the month.

Also, Ive acquired 3 new Camacho Liberty boxes to make acoustic parlour guitars with...Best acoustic sound Ive found so far.

For a sample, listen to "No Rest For The Wicked".
Recorded on the Hobo Friend last September.

I will always be in the market for those Liberty boxes, so let me know if you have any leads on finding them.

My best to all...
From the Open Road,
Perfesser Blue
At 3:35am on January 25, 2009, Right On John said…
Hey man. Nice uke-guitars you got there. And if Mr. Bonehead down there throws a cbg party in Bend, you can count me in. I chatted with him the other night and he's a cool cat.

Thanks for the friendship!
At 4:01pm on December 25, 2008, Perfesser Blue said…
I have the tone plate demonstrated on the uke I recorded "Ridin' Down The Canyon" with. I have also tried a tone plate with a free floating central toungue that worked well.
By and large, though, I have not noticed a huge amount of difference with a tone plate, much more important is to have good resonance in your soundbooard and bracing.
At 3:18am on December 18, 2008, BrianQ. said…
thanks for the add, that tone plate thing looks like it would
resonate like crazy, do you have a sound sample with that one?
At 4:06am on December 17, 2008, BrianQ. said…
handsome lookin' ukes!

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