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At 1:39pm on January 26, 2022, Jeff said…

Thank you for the info Brian, on my third build now! I’ll be sure to get more involved in the forums and posts. I’m from NH where you at?

At 2:21pm on January 21, 2022, GARAGE HERMIT said…

thank's Brian,

i was guessing about 3/16" looking at pic's of dulcimer's, but if 1/8" work's that will do fine,

yes, i have'nt posted for a while, life just get's in the way,

At 2:53pm on January 3, 2022, Richard Hyde said…

Thanks for having me

At 11:29am on December 29, 2021, Jerry Davison said…

Thanks for the welcome, Brian!

At 10:01pm on December 10, 2021, David Plekkenpol said…

Thank you!

At 7:47am on December 1, 2021, Chuck H. said…

I had some extra material on my  neck, I was going to cut it off, but thought I could do something ornate with it, I'm going  to make a peg wall hanger for It, and try a strap with it also. Thanks for taking an interest in it. Its my first fretted instrument, I learned a lot along the way,

At 10:15pm on November 30, 2021, Chuck H. said…

Thanks, it has 2 springs in it for reverb and it sounds just like a banjo

At 2:35pm on November 24, 2021, Danny Boy Davidson said…

Thank you Sir BrianQ

At 11:41am on November 23, 2021, Tom Lederle said…

thanks much, glad to be here. site has amazing amount of content and very active/up to date. I plan on spending a fair bit of time just learning what's available.

At 4:47pm on November 22, 2021, SmokingNotesCBG said…

Thanks BrianQ!

At 5:47pm on October 26, 2021, Wayne Anderson said…

Thanks for letting me know.

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At 4:20pm on September 16, 2021, BUGGSY said…

Thank you for your comment, looking forward to being part of a community that I share the same interest in 

At 6:53pm on September 7, 2021, Brent McNabb said…


   Thanks for the welcome.  The website is great!  I love all the resources.  I've already learned quite a bit without building a thing.  The 2x4 lap steel appears easy.  I'll have to try it first.  - Brent McNabb BME

At 6:55pm on August 30, 2021, Seyr Lemos said…

Thank you for the welcome! Looking forward to building some CBG!!!

At 8:52am on August 12, 2021, Chip Mautz said…

Thanks for the welcome!  I am currently searching for a 3 or 4 string electric cigar box guitar, so I can play some "Samantha Fish" style blues...

At 6:23pm on July 12, 2021, The Cigar Box Guitar Store said…

Thanks for the good luck wishes for this year's festival. Last year was lightly attended as everyone was kept outdoors and spread out in circles on the lawn. We're hoping the added instrument building activities for kids helps bring CBG awareness and appreciation amongst more families. 

At 3:06am on July 4, 2021, Dr George Melvyn Ella said…

Thanks Brian,

I wrongly clicked on the editor before writing, not after. As I have macular degeneration and Parkinson's and cannot read normal print and using a mouse is difficult, sometimes impossible, it is rather awkward for me to get about. I am thrilled, however, with what the Cigar Boy Nation produces and organises and can blow up most things on my computer. I copy the tabs, then with aid of a large magnifying glass, into a note book in a far larger size. In this way I get by quite nicely. I am most thankful for the patriotic American songs. Though I am a German citizen, my great-grandfather left for Alabama to help the Confederates in the Irish Brigade and, as he was a farrier, he helped build up the cavalry. My grandma was born and grew up in Alabama., her 'sweet home'. She had to leave for England to marry her cousin as there were few young men still alive in 'Sweet Home Alabama' after the war.


At 7:44pm on July 3, 2021, r.j. hassler said…

thanks brian, i bought these guitars on  etsy , dont know how to find any local builders , shane speal isnt to far away but i dont know if he and his family are feeling better or if he does that kind of work. plus , i can not figure out my way around here, i dont post much or do social media . is there a way i can find a local builder for help ? thanks again , r.j.

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