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Back to the music!

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:27am 0 Comments

Sorry about that last rant. I am very passionate about this since I worked for a corporation that took away from it’s employees but gave back to themselves like all the employees did not play a role in it.

I was browsing the web regarding cigar box guitars and I’ve noticed a proud American comeback of a tradition that will not let go. Every time I hear music from this instrument and hear someone sing a soulful song along with it. My eyes may swell up with tears, my heart will…


steampunkish cbg

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 11:59am 0 Comments

so my first project and possibly my first model/series i will be making and selling is going to be called Lenore, after my first cbg I made. I am changing it a bit to reflect my style today. I want to make it steampunk style; now I know what you are thinking that steampunk is going to be gawdy and its just another way to rack up the price. I say nay, in fact historically the 3 string cbg design that is standard today started around 1840 which the victorian(steampunk era) began around 1837 so… Continue

Insolitus Guitars: An Adventure in CBG creation and playing.

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 8:55am 0 Comments

I am starting my own CBG company; Insolitus Guitars. I chose the name because cigar box guitars are unusual, uncommon and that is what I enjoy most. I love unusual things and music from these instruments is beautiful to me. Even on youtube from the least skilled player the music rings in my ears something sweet. I found out about cigar box guitars in college my sophomore year. I didn't have money for a guitar so I 'googled' DIY (Do It Yourself) guitars online and there they were. They were…


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At 7:52am on October 6, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you jrompmo for your friendship. Please write if I can be of any assistance. Enjoy.
At 6:12am on October 3, 2011, Dan Sleep said…
Well, if it were me, I would make sure I had a band saw and some electric sanders. That should get you started.
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I have been getting all my 1x2s at Home Depot or Lowes. They usually have red oak and sometimes they have maple.

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