Added by Tom E on August 16, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I'm currently building kannel/kantele. It is an ancient instrument in the region I live. I used 2x4 spruce. Longest side is around 50 cm and other side is approx 40 cm.Continue
My wife asked me Saturday what I was printing from the computer.
"Quit being crude and talking like that in front of the children."…Continue
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I HEAR
911 WHERE’S YOUR EMERGENCY
MY WIFE IS HAVING A BABY AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
OK STAY CALM I AM GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I HEAR
I HAVE HEARD THE FIRST BREATH TAKEN BY THE NEWBORN BABY
I HAVE HEARD THE LAST DYING BREATH TAKEN BY SOMEONE
I HAVE HEARD THE PLEADING CRY OF SOMEONE IN NEED
I HAVE HEARD THE AFTERMATH OF NATURES FURY
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I…Continue
Added by Danny Gordon on August 14, 2018 at 2:38am — No Comments
Bill Coliins said this, I thought paraphrased it would be a great write up for inspiration to post over here.
"There's a certain rawness to a homemade cigar box guitar. It's a sound that has grit. There is an unrefined quality that you don't find in guitars being made in a factory. Cigar Box Guitars have a ruff, dry attack and an unruliness to them.
A lot of cigar box guitar builders today try to fix and correct the nuances of a homemade guitar, and there is definitely…Continue
So...summer's well on, and it's been an amazingly warm one...and for me an exhausting one. I know people think that being a professional musician is one long round of cool gigs, adulation, alcohol and drugs...but there's more...and less to it than that. Finding the cash for many tanks of diesel, worrying about whether there's a parking place near the gig, figuring out the logistics of loading out 500kg of gear every night and keeping it safe, and not getting busted by the German Autobahn…Continue
This is a song I am working on about being a 911 dispartcher
If you could see what I hear
the 911 dispatcher story
911 where's your emergency
My Wife is having a baby and I dont know what to do
Ok, stay calm I am going to tell you what to do
If you could see what I hear
I have heard the first breath taken by the newborn baby
I have heard the last dying breath taken by someone
I have heard the pleading cry of someone in need
I have heard the…
I’m very happy to be a member of this awesome community; many thanks for welcoming me in !
So I watched gitty gang for the first time. What a kick such a great show .
now I happened to cacth ben and his Hobo guitar.
omg I have been stung. ijust have to build one of these.
Any place I can find dimensions or anyone may have them
would be helpful . Thank you Tommy
Do you like Cigar Box Guitar music?
I have downloads and you can listen to vintage and authentic slide and blues guitar played only on 3 and 4 string cigar box guitar,
Check out the music at the website…Continue
Added by BeetleJuice! on August 7, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The third time I screwed up my current project’s pickup bezel because I was trying to shape it with a Dremel tool instead of a small file or other human-powered implement, I began to suspect that I am not amazing at the woodworking part of the Cigar Box Guitar Thing.
This hypothesis was upgraded to a theory later the same day when I spent several minutes trying to make a hole in the headstock with the drill set on reverse.
In my defense, it was dark outside. Not in my…Continue
I am updating the website Radio-Guitar-Amps.com and wanted to share some information to help you get a great sound out of your cigar box…Continue
Added by BeetleJuice! on August 2, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I had trouble finding good instructions for how to make tuner buttons, so I put together my own how-to and thought folks here might find it useful. here is the link: How to make hardwood tuning buttons
We are planning an off site club outing sometime in October. The club will provide food&drink at local establishment and the group will leisurely wander around a dozen huge antique shops in the town of Alton IL. One of the few places on earth we can still respectfully haggle. Here's a few store fronts.…Continue
Well the 1 Hundred Proof guitar was matched with it's new owner last night. James was very surprised when he saw it.Continue
Well to start off with I'm not much of a blogger but I will try to say something every so often.
I have been asked several times "Why CBG's?" I played guitar all of my life until I got, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, CIDP for short. Not going into a long meaning of it, I have lost the ability to grip the neck of a guitar. I thought my music was over except for running sound and doing some small recording work.
A good friend of mine and the lead guitar,…Continue
I'm going to build a 3 string fretless with this plate. Specifically what's the best attachment method plate to box for resonance? What pick-up would be best, piezo, single coil or humbucker? Also, if I use a magnetic pick-up how best to mount that? Any advice would be appreciated Guys…Continue
I have a 6 string Bass Viol and my fast scale technique is hard on the tied frets which pull loose easily Are there stiff rubber bands or twisty ties anyone has tried before to fret an arched fingerboard?
You have heard the saying that you are PUTTING YOUR NECK OUT THERE. It is a metaphor that deals with making yourself vulnerable, like a turkey. We know what happens when a turkey puts his neck out there and …wack…well, you get the idea. Somethings making yourself vulnerable open you up to new possibilities. Five months ago, I was contemplating building a DIY guitar builder’s hobby shop in my garage. Now I am the Proprietor and Builder of Delta Groove Guitars.…Continue
These two instruments represent the application of principles I've learned building a few CBGs to the creation of some CBG-like instruments. But they aren't guitars, and they aren't made from cigar boxes.
The first is a hand-drum banjo made with plans I found at Banjo Hangout: