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What would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation Jul 30, 2021. 3 Replies

What would you do with this 'vanilla' gallon can? Paint it? Leave it as is? Add a mod-podge image[s]?I want to make a 3-string git but no inspiration as yet as to what it should look like...…Continue

Home Made Tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory LeBeau Feb 25, 2016. 6 Replies

One aspect of this addiction which has huge appeal to me is the DIY angle, making homemade music on homemade instruments. Taking it a step further, I have seen many homemade tools which help form the…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Glen Kaiser
How many instruments have you built so far?
Just over 100
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Giving junk a voice and allowing it to sing

Statistics indicate that cigar box guitar builders are 47.4% more awesome than the general population.

And statistics never lie. But statisticians do. And if you took all the statisticians in the world and laid them end-to-end, they'd be a whole lot more comfortable.

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Old Builds Found in an Antique Store

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 9:42am 7 Comments

We recently moved to a new area. This past Saturday stopped in to an antique store and was smitten by this diddly bow. The huge single-tuner is very cool... wish I had a better shot to show it to you guys. The tag indicated is was from the 1930's.

And check out the old home-made fiddle. No background info on it.…

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Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am 0 Comments

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

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Ceramic Instruments

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am 5 Comments

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ONE YEAR IN

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

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At 9:13am on February 2, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Man ! appriciated !

At 4:37am on January 29, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

Hi there T Grip here is a clip from the Woodboy's in action ,Please Enjoy !

Kind Greeeetszz A.D.

At 10:08pm on January 11, 2022, the anonymous pick said…

Thanx man ;-)

At 10:03am on May 4, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T ! appriciated !

At 8:29am on February 28, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks T-G

At 7:28am on January 31, 2020, Eero Tapani Lehtinen said…

Thanks T-G, great builds yours too!

At 7:47am on November 9, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you T-Gripped

At 8:23am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Welcom aboard This fly't of Buzzy Bumble Bees ! be reading you T! Thanks !

At 6:13am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T-Grip for the kind comments ! appriciated !

At 7:16pm on June 19, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T Glad you liked it ! will do sound  sample soon ! thanks for the kind comments ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

 
 
 

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