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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Apr 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Been away for a while but keeping an eye on what everyone has been doing and in doing so become inspired to try:So - this is my latest, hopefully not greatest :)Still have much to do but, wanted to…Continue

Taking a break for awhile

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sep 10, 2012. 8 Replies

Tried building a few CBG, and they were ah, sort of playable even. Lots of pride factor…Continue

After a years time.....its done !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Oct 26, 2011. 13 Replies

Its been close to a year since I first picked up these boxes. Deemed them too small so glued them together. And there they sat.....AGING THE GLUE I GUESS.I finally built a tiny box dulcimer/guitar,…Continue

kind of... sort of related

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Sep 13, 2011. 6 Replies

Not having much talent, I finally came up with something to help out all the more musically inclined.I went to the Goodwill today ( it was seniors day there ) and found just what I needed. Some hard…Continue


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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
surfing the web
How many instruments have you built so far?
Some 3 strings, some 4 strings and more than a few flutes,few hubcap banjos so far :)
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Making the instruments myself, showing others the sound they can make and giving them away.
Moved cross country once and didnt have to pay the guys, just gifted a couple of cbg's and a hubcap banjo :)
You should have seen the look on those guys faces !

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At 4:24pm on August 15, 2012, Nobby 1974 said…

Thanks for your comments Tom, glad you like the boxes I've been building

At 9:23pm on July 20, 2012, Clock The Wolf said…

You double-posted a discussion...

At 5:46am on January 4, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Tom for your reply. Youtube / Google / Ebay are great resources for research. The trick is to find the keywords that reveal the treasures. Enjoy your build. Enjoy your practice. Happy New Year. 

At 12:28am on April 29, 2011, Wichita Sam said…
thanks for friending me... the best,  Wichita Sam
At 6:19am on November 6, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Hello Tom, I answered your question in the discussion group, but also consider my instructional video CDs ( / search: keni lee) CD 1- 3 for 6 string, CD 4 for 3 string, CD5 for 4 string. I think you will find them helpful with your CBG practice. Enjoy.
At 3:42pm on October 22, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Tom for your comments. I am glad to be of help. Please feel free to write if I can be of any further assistance. Check out my CD 1 (6 string). I think it will answer many of your questions and help you design your own approach. My instructional video CDs for CBG are based in open G tuning. Good explanation of theory on them too. Enjoy.
At 10:21am on October 9, 2010, Tom Caneschi aka cbg tom said…
Hey Tom, Welcome looks like u have a good start on your first build after that don't be afraid to try things or ask for advice... tc
At 11:17am on October 3, 2010, Paul Doug said…
Tom, thanks for the holler. I live over in the SE side of the state in the dry, sunny part. I live just outside of the Tri-Cities out in the boondogs. There are several builders in the state. I haven't done any building in quite a while but will get back to it one day. I have too, I have quite a collection of boxes to use up! I like building instruments but I can't play anything. I've also built tongue drums and Native American flutes. Just too many hobbies....
At 6:23pm on September 28, 2010, Richard Markham said…
Thanks for the comment Tom . I'm new at this also . I signed onto the "Nation" less than a week ago . My late Dad was from the Missippi delta and i grew up hearing about "box" guitars but never saw one . So a few months back I found a cigar box and "googled" "box guitar" . I was "shocked" ! So I researched and started collecting parts . I have only built two CBG's . Tom ,.. You gotta build one !!! Once you hear "that" sound you'll be hooked !!!
At 10:11pm on September 27, 2010, Richard Markham said…
Hey neighbor !!! I live in Vancouver Washington !!!

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