Raymond Overman
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  • Fort Mill, SC
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I need a box... a particular box

Started this discussion. Last reply by L.J. Oct 17, 2009. 11 Replies

Building Demonstration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Oct 6, 2009. 1 Reply

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Hope Ya'll don't throw me out.

I hope ya'll don't throw me out for not using an actual cigar box but I don't know where else to turn. The guitar guys are too precise with their builds and I'm just playing around with sticking a stick and a top on my bowls and getting some noise out of them. I'd appreciate it if you'd let me hang out here for a while.

I've been turning for about 7 years now and these are some of my latest projects. You can check out my other stuff at:


and my blog at:


and being a geek by nature, I even set up a website dedicated to my instruments:


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At 3:24am on October 5, 2010, James Deeds said…
damn those are very impressive Raymond I'm over in Stafford been over here since last November and I've done the fish out of water thing it's no fun drop me a line when you get over
At 11:41am 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 10:02am on August 11, 2009, Roger Morin said…
Thank you for the quick response, yes thats just what I thought. The square bowls from the philippines are about 10 1/2' sq and about 2' or more deep.
At 9:26am on August 11, 2009, Roger Morin said…
How loud are your blues bowls with the neck on the lid, is the neck glued to the neck for more sound. I can get square wooden bowls at Wal Mart from the Philippines my wifes country and thought of making a guitar out of that.
Thanks Roger
At 9:14am on July 30, 2009, Sounds of the Nation said…
hi raymond. nice to hear your builds.
i would like to add some of your sound to the playlist at WCBN. check out the page and if you are interested let me know.

At 11:28pm on July 12, 2009, Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) said…
Beautiful work.
By the way - don't worry about adhering to the official "cigar box" construction . . . you'll always be welcome here, Ray - but, for God's sake put on some pants, will ya?
At 8:14am on February 3, 2009, JUJU said…

Hi Raymond Just been checking your bowl guitars out there great - i do a little woodturrning but not as much as i used to just dont have the time anymore but i still have my lathe and the chisles,chucks ect: would never sell them i do aim to get back into turning
At 12:03pm on January 12, 2009, RayTheOtherRay said…
Bowls are great! I don't turn my own, but I'd certainly like to try a bowlish instrument, myself. Your certainly look great! Welcome!
At 3:12pm on January 10, 2009, Doug Thorsvik said…

Very cool and distinctive instruments. You've got a low-tech ovationish look happening with wood instead of plastic/fiberglass. I like them and am looking forward to watching your designs evolve.

At 9:01pm on January 9, 2009, bairfoot cajun said…
raymond,if you look at my profile i built about ten guitars before i ever got my hands on a real cigarbox,so you got some real cool looking projects going on, all solid wood with distinguishable characteristics to them, you have made a statement with your designs. i like these guitars,the only thing i have in resmblance is a brass lamp guitar.it was fun to build but i,ll bet it was not as fun to build as one of your guitars. good work man.

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