Phil Thomas
  • Male
  • Cardiff, Wales
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Phil Thomas's Friends

  • Scruggy
  • One String Guy
  • Rob Ingram
  • Alan "Poor Boy" Ackerson
  • Pete Turner
  • Steve Mattox
  • Greg Potts
  • Gary Williams
  • Rand Moore
  • Mark
  • Wade

Phil Thomas's Discussions

Cigar Box alternatives

Started this discussion. Last reply by placebo Jun 27, 2014. 6 Replies

I am getting increasing demand for  my workshops making simple cigar box diddley bows. in UK at least the cigar boxes are getting harder to find and more expensive.  I have had some success using…Continue


Phil Thomas's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I met some cbg buskers in New Orleans while on tour.

Phil Thomas's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Phil Thomas's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Phil Thomas's Blog

Cigar Box Alternatives

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:42am 5 Comments

I am getting increasing demand for  my workshops making simple cigar box diddley bows. in UK at least the cigar boxes are getting harder to find and more expensive.  I have had some success using cardboard boxes intended for computer keyboards. Anybody got other suggestions?

Ipad 1 Phil 0

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 4:56am 2 Comments

Thanks for your comments Wolf...I must apologise to all for the spell checker on my ipad which stubbornly refuses to accept what I type and insists on saying what it thinks I meant to say...In my reply to Ian I was, of course, referring to building a Canjo not a 'cannon',...DOH!

Greetings from Wales

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 10:09am 4 Comments

Hi everyone.

Glad to be here. I am Phil Thomas from Penarth, near Cardiff in South Wales, UK. Approaching 60 years of age of which 45 have been as a musician, singer and storyteller performing all over the world. Now in semi retirement I work part time on a variety of arts and music projects. By academic persuasion I am an ethnomusicologist. In the summer of 2012 I spent six weeks in the USA on a research fellowship where I met a CBG busker in New Orleans. From then on I was pretty much… Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 10:54pm on March 24, 2014, Scruggy said…


At 12:42pm on February 6, 2014, Teddy Richards said…

Thank's for the warm welcome Phil.

At 10:11am on November 24, 2013, Pete Turner said…

Hi Phil,

Thanks for adding me to your friends list. Good to know CBG's are popular in Wales. I'm making some to sell at a local Xmas flea market and if that goes well more craft/flea markets in 2014. I love the idea of using a Jack Daniels bottle. I'm almost finished with a Wild Turkey & plan on using it.


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion: Toothpick Frets?

Started by Habanera Hal in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mark Miller Nov 17. 27 Replies

Your take on this bizarre guitar

Started by Infirmity Citrus President in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Vladimir Mazic Nov 16. 11 Replies


© 2022   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 -->