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I may not be a luthier, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) Aug 21, 2018. 8 Replies

I have to travel quite a bit for work.  Most of it is driving so I can take a few things along.  I always take something to play, but lately I have been cutting a few fret-boards along and…Continue

Advice on a picking out a pickup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Holladay Dec 15, 2016. 4 Replies

I built a hub cap banjo.  It is a bit short on volume.  I was thinking about adding a disk piezo under the bridge.  Big disk, little disk?  Multiples?  I'm not sure what sound I'm even looking for.…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Youtube / Reddit
How many instruments have you built so far?
50 something
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here (at least one sentence long), your membership may be rejected as a spam/bot fake account).
I consider my stuff playable folk art. I look for instruments in junk. Cans, hub caps and what not. Most of my wood is barn dried from the family farm here in West TN.

My blog: http://sycamorecreekmusic.blogspot.com

Steve

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Will still be a awhile before us CBG builders are taken over by artificial intelligence.

Posted on June 1, 2023 at 9:45am 3 Comments

I asked an AI Chatbot, Google Bard, how to build a cigar box guitar.  The result was ok, but with a few mistakes.  Here it is:

Sure, here are the basic steps on how to build a cigar box guitar:

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a few basic materials to build a cigar box guitar, including:

    • A cigar box
    • A piece of wood for the neck
    • A fretboard
    • A bridge
    • Some strings
    • A tuner
    • A…
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I probably should have been mowing the grass or something.

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 2:47am 1 Comment

My wife asked me Saturday what I was printing from the computer.

Me:

"F-holes!"

Her:

"Quit being crude and talking like that in front of the children."…

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Saturday July 7th 2018 Nashville Art Crawl

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 9:13am 1 Comment

Found out that I'm going to have the opportunity to show some of my instruments during the July Art Crawl in Nashville.  I'm really looking forward to showing off my stuff!

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4 string solid body electric build

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 2:30am 4 Comments

This one is based on the logo for a local music festival coming up in April.

The Jacob Barker Music Festival raises money for the Make A Wish Foundation.  This guitar will be available for bidding at the silent auction during the festival.  …

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