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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.

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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.

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