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At 7:29am on August 14, 2014, Dave E said…

As a first-time builder, I can't tell you how humbling it is seeing your guitars. The tone and sustain is incredible. I'm almost done with my first build, which was probably a bit ambitious for my first one. The guitar itself wasn't terribly difficult, but the electronics are taking a bit of time. Piezo bridge with a single-coil neck pickup. It has a blend circuit that amplifies the piezo and allows a mix of piezo and magnetic. Still tweaking the circuit, but it works.

 

I wish I had read your Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Construction document before I had started, but hindsight and all.

 

I particularly like the guitar that you have on your website that you made for Mojo Perry. The combination of the box and the Harrison pickups just goes, if you know what I'm saying.

 

Hopefully, building won't turn into a burden. It would be a shame for someone with your talents to give it up.

At 11:34am on August 11, 2013, Michael spackman said…
Hi josh
I ordered a guitar from you sometime months back but haven't heard anything recently. Is it still happening? Can you let me what's going on?
Michael Spackman
At 5:21pm on May 30, 2013, Deb Dugan said…
Hi Josh,
Hope all is well with you. We have not touched base in a while - was wondering whether you were still interested in working with us. Hope to hear from you soon!
Best, Deb from Raising The Blues.
At 6:09pm on August 4, 2012, Kevin M. Kraft said…

Hello!  I LOVE YOUR GUITARS!!!! My name is Kevin M. Kraft, founder of the annual Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. This year's event will take place on August 26th, and once again I am accepting cigar box guitars and cigar box guitar-related donation, which will be raffled off during the festival, the proceeds to benefit Kansas City's Blues in the Schools program. If you have a guitar, accessory, CD, DVD--anything related to cigar box guitars that you would like to donate, please contact me at the Cigar Box Nation or email me at kevinmkraft@juno.com  to learn where to send it.

 

Thanks for you time and consideration.

 

- Kevin

 

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/events/the-2nd-annual-kansas-city-cigar-box-guitar-festival

At 10:20am on February 27, 2012, Dan Sleep said…

I read your blog, and I totally understand where you are coming from. I am glad you are getting things under control. Not to compare my situation yours, but I constantly find myself saying, "I want to build because I want to build, not because I have to build".

 

Good luck!

At 1:52am on November 14, 2011, Bill Harbour said…

Josh...I did and thanks so much for the info!!  I can't wait to give it a try on my next CBG!!!!!  Again, thanks for sharing your knowledge.


Bill

At 11:34am on June 18, 2011, smokestack guitars said…
Got some killer lookin' guitars sir!
At 1:28pm on April 13, 2011, David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars said…
Thanks for the advice on rounding the neck. Also, thanks for the advanced build file you put on the site. I downloaded it a couple of months back and am shelving it until I feel I can accomplish at least some of techniques. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates it.
At 1:52pm on April 10, 2011, Jason Farthing said…

Josh, thanks for coming out last night. I would love to check out your shop sometime in the near future. Hopefully you can make up to Hacienda Heights on April 30th.

You can download The Budrows eight song demo CD here, for FREEEEE.

hopefully talk to you soon about a show in Temecula or otherwise,

Jason.

At 7:14pm on March 13, 2011, Cris Portillo Jr. said…
Hey Josh I uploaded the four songs from Saturday. I recorded them on my computer so it didn't do the guitars justice because of the angle that the mic was in relation to the amps but I had such a good time jammin' I thought I'd put them up.
At 6:01am on February 4, 2011, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…

Thanks Josh. Super to have the kind words on the box (Hall of Shame). Coming from you, that's quite the complement. I wish I had a better pic.

 

-WY

At 7:20pm on January 23, 2011, Murray said…
Thank you making the book available!
At 9:12am on January 22, 2011, rodney fruits said…
Great new pics of your latest builds Josh, they look awesome!
At 8:56am on January 18, 2011, Mad Mike's CBG's said…
Thanks Josh...I'll give it a try fer sure...
At 7:46am on January 18, 2011, Mad Mike's CBG's said…
I have the same sort of tunning pegs and one end of the tunning peg is bigger than the other end...It's hard to explain, but I drilled it for the larger end coller and the holes were too big even for the top insert...???
At 9:07am on December 18, 2010, colin mcgrath said…

okay, thanks. I bought a piece and am going to laminate it sandwiching red oak. I did the "poke it with your nail" test and it seemed as hard as poplar, and $2 cheaper. We shall see.

At 7:43am on December 18, 2010, colin mcgrath said…

Josh, is pine a good wood for a neck?

At 9:07am on December 14, 2010, Mister Scott said…

Josh, I think I figured out what, above all else, went wrong on my ruined neck. Do you have any suggestions on how to prevent myself from dipping the spokeshave too far down the side, so that i have at least a 3/8" facet left on the each side of the neck?

At 9:10am on December 13, 2010, Mister Scott said…

For the record, Josh: when you post replies to my discussions, I take what you have to say very seriously. It was your instructions that got me into this hobby.

At 8:00am on November 28, 2010, Gadsden Guitars said…
Any kinda wood you could imagine Josh, I've got a supplier here in town that has a mill in South America, you wouldn't believe what I have at my disposal bro! Let me know what I can do for ya.

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