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At 7:16pm on November 30, 2021, Rope Walker Country Star said…
Thanks for checking in DougThorsvik. I guess I got in a little CBG funk around the time of DaveLynas passing, and got a bit busy with other stuff too. I trust you’re still slingin’ the hits and the two string wonders!
At 9:17pm on August 21, 2021, 3 String Blues said…

you are a wonderful person Doug!

At 7:49am on August 14, 2021, Martin said…

Hi Doug, thank you so much for the songbook. Great stuff man!!!



At 2:11pm on August 12, 2021, Paul L. Hanz said…

Thanks Doug for the Awesome Song Book! Very well done, and greatly appreciated. This just mightt be a way to attract more newbies into the grand art of CBGs.

At 2:21pm on August 11, 2021, Bill Tankersley said…

Thank you for the great songbook!

At 10:09am on August 11, 2021, Mike Willmouth said…

Thanks Doug for sharing your songbook.  It's fantastic! 

At 1:38am on August 11, 2021, silvernitrate said…
Thanks Doug - very nicely done and a great collection.
At 1:19am on August 11, 2021, said…

Thanks Doug, quite a few songs in there that I had forgotten all about. Well done and thanks for sharing.  Cheers Russell

At 11:05pm on August 10, 2021, Mickey Sadler said…

Doug, thanks for all the work you put in on the song book and for sharing it with the cigar box community.


At 7:59pm on August 10, 2021, Joe Caruso said…

I appreciate the work it took to put that songbook together. Many thanks Doug.

At 5:38am on April 23, 2021, Dave Lynas said…

Thanks Doug. Glad to be a friend. ... Dave

At 7:34pm on March 9, 2021, Derek Rose said…

Thank you for the friendship Doug!

At 9:52am on March 8, 2021, Richard Sundberg said…

Hi Doug! Sounds like a great idea. The Cigar Box Nation virtual festival (CallyFest) is member driven. It’s open to any ideas, and no rules. I’m personally not on Zoom, or for that matter have a PC. You might post an announcement or blog here on the forum section and see how many members might be interested. I’d love to see it, your videos and the Zoom style would be a nice addition. Thanks Doug.

At 10:30pm on December 20, 2020, Ed Parry said…

Thanks Doug.

I'll try to join in as work allows. Got a fretted 2 summers ago, and making progress on it.


At 3:57am on May 26, 2019, Rick Flink said…


Thank you for responding back with some great advice. My only problem is I am struggling getting my first build done. Then I have to learn how to play it before trying to teach others. So I am literally trying to find a couple of experienced builders in my area that I can ask question of and bounce ideas off of. Then, I really would love to follow your suggestions of how you are building your Spokane group. If I get to Spokane this summer, would it be alright if I contacted you for coffee or a meal so you can fill my head with your knowledge and wisdom?


At 10:29pm on February 10, 2018, George Jones said…

Hey Doug, 

You still alive and kicking???  :-)

Just finished up two dog bowl resonators (my baby-bluz resonators), which are a bit more advanced than what I was building and bringing to the Huntsville CBG festival last year . . . (see attached photos)

Been doing license plate guitars like crazy since the Huntsville CBG festival.  Got those down pat these days . . . string action set at less than 1.5 mm on the 12th fret, and maintained throughout the rest of the remaining frets on the fret board...  Are you going to any festivals on the eastern side of the U.S.A. this year?


At 10:43pm on July 21, 2017, Jonathan said…
Hey Doug I use a set of Ernie ball - ball end classical strings. I use the 3 plain nylon strings for the treble G tuning (the black strings) the other 3 strings in the set are wound (low E, A, and D) I've used tenor uke strings and they don't have as much tension and just don't sound quite right. The lower wound nylons work great for DAD tuning (used them recently on a resonator and they sound nice)
At 10:52pm on February 27, 2016, Burt Philbrick said…

I tried it out just to see how it works, really easy! I have a fretboard cut,shaped and sanded for build number 2. I'm going to print off the template and try it out. I'll let you know how it goes. I have people asking me to build them one with frets so this will be great, instead of having to measure every one of them. I'd like to try out some different scale lengths, and a bass eventually.

At 3:32am on November 16, 2013, Mike Strehlow said…

Just checking out your page.  You have some very creative ideas.  I'm going to try the slotless string guide.  I hate messing with slotted nuts.

At 3:25am on November 16, 2013, Mike Strehlow said…

Hey Doug, thanks.  I should have thought of that.  What threw me off was the was the pre-loaded lengths were expressed in fractions.  

I have a cheap tourist model uke from a trip to Hawaii that I know is out of tune. The scale length was (note the past tense) 12 7/8.  I wanted to measure the fret spacing to see.  I took it apart tonight and I'm using the neck and new fretboard on a proper CB build for my grand daughter. I'll post pics when it is done.

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