• Male
  • Madison, TN
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Jonathan's Friends

  • Craig Mayhem
  • frank tennyson
  • Scott Meredith
  • Cigar Box Nation
  • Husky Burnette
  • Jesse Bo Minton
  • Brandon Rodgers
  • Heidi Harris
  • Brian Novak
  • Anna Gabrielle
  • Lisa Semetko
  • Thomas Kloos
  • James
  • Neil Ritter
  • Brian Reagor


  • 1.
    school bus driver
  • 2.
    The Family Tree
  • 3.
    Toubab Krewe plays Sirens at Bonnaroo 2009
  • 4.
    God's Got It
  • 5.
    Way Down in the Hole
  • 6.
    I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
  • 7.
  • 8.
    Come To Jesus
  • 9.
  • 10.
    Country Home

God Bless it all

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Because I love music
How many instruments have you built so far?
In the low hundreds maybe
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Well I've been at it for almost 7 years now, cbg's and their rich history as well as artistic expression have made a HUGE impact in my life. Now I am hoping to use my skills and passion to do the same for others.

Jonathan's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Jonathan's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (23 comments)

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 4:24pm on June 4, 2018, Uncle John said…

Hey, Jonathon.  It's good to be your CBN friend.  Good music on this page.  You have built some cool stuff.  You should tell us about them in the future.  Above your pictures, click on options, then edit and you can add info.

At 9:56am on November 6, 2016, Jonathan said…
At 5:52am on January 18, 2012, joni bishop said…

Hey Ginger Jon!  Good hookin' up here in  the Nation.... I'm gearing up to start some more builds.  Been takin' a break from it for a while...I just got back from  the Caribbean and got a cool box made in Havana, Cuba!...Time to get busy! Let's catch up sometime...Joni

At 12:31pm on May 2, 2011, Dan Sleep said…

Look here:


and about half way down the page you will see the link for the Wfret download. Wfret will print out the paper template for the fret positions.

At 6:58pm on April 15, 2011, David Davies said…
how goes it john did you sell the pickups ? been out of touch for a while
At 11:32pm on April 11, 2011, Anna Gabrielle said…
i know i really need to find my camera! i'm actually working on my second one now
At 12:19pm on March 30, 2011, Wichita Sam said…

Hi Jonathan,


To build a neck, I would need box dimensions, plus where on the box you want to place the bridge, plus scale length.  Then we would be looking at some idea of action (high, med, low/fast), bolt-on or neck-thru, tail or tailless and headstock design.  I would be able to offer you a good variety of woods to bulld from (both for esthetic and performance purposes) and tuners.


Yes, for a full-on neck I would want both tuners.  I'll have 10+ hours and some real investment in parts and would have to build a CBG body so that I can fully set up the neck.


If this is OK with you let me know.  I'm working against a hard deadline for building at the end of April before surgery and a move in May.  I have with plenty of projects so would need to get yours going before I shut down.....



the best,


Wichita Sam


BTW, You have one of the best music selections on your player of any in the nation.  Nice mix, sweet sounds.... - WS



At 8:16pm on March 16, 2011, David Davies said…
hey bub its goin.... just went back to work so im whooped
At 7:31pm on March 11, 2011, David Davies said…
Just checked out you diddley video. Why was I expecting a southern drawl. Damn my pre conceived notions..... I'm really only interested in the pickups I have all the other stuff. If i took the pickgaurd I'd only wanna try to put it on a box that would be a waste of a nice gaurd. let me know if you wanna do straight cash or trade plus cash.
At 6:07pm on February 23, 2011, Joker said…
Thanks for the comment on the vid, that 4 stringer was awesome.  I almost regret giving it up.

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

Build this Wooden Kick Drum Pedal

Started by Rose Ericson in Feature Articles. Last reply by Murray Wall Nov 12. 34 Replies

Latest Activity

Brian Fink posted photos
8 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Fantacone Box Works's photo

Latest amp build

"VERY nice!"
30 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Fantacone Box Works's photo


"Classy good."
30 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo

Tuna Can Reso Hobo Fiddle

"Oh, that is a little git.  Cute kid and pic."
31 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo

Tuna Can Reso Hobo Fiddle

"You nailed it.  Looks like it should be in the and of a bo'   sitting in the…"
32 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Vladimir Mazic's photo

My first CBG

"Looks great!  Very advanced."
35 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video

Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy F Zappa (Tribute By ) A D Eker 2022

"Thanks Uncle ! believe he is upthere having a great time ,looking down on the Nation's …"
35 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Dar Stellabotta's video

Wild Dog Dingo Stomp Box!

"Cool and a nice size.  Really adds to the music."
37 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on A.D.EKER's video

Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy F Zappa (Tribute By ) A D Eker 2022

"That tenor sounds RICH!    A lot of work and ART in this one, Andries,  Old Dave…"
39 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on Taffy Evans's video

Results of a Banjo to Mandolin Conversion

"You can hear the Mix quit nicely  the ringie mandolin sound and the percussif  banjo…"
40 minutes ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
50 minutes ago
A.D.EKER posted a video

Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy F Zappa (Tribute By ) A D Eker 2022

For me a less known lyric and work from the late Frank Zappa in a tribute to his Work a rendition in my own style ,on a Gibson tenor 1934 . do enjoy !
52 minutes ago


© 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 -->