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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose Ericson Sep 25, 2019. 6 Replies

I’m a pretty primitive builder as far as it goes. Frets made of super glued toothpicks, string of several gauges of fishing line.  I don’t do it because I’m good at it, I do it because it is fun. I…Continue

 

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"Smart looking trio Ghostbuttons! Nice to see some non steel string instruments. One you have the fishing line weights figured out you have enough string for a lifetime!!!"
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I picked up three Padron boxes at a recent trip to the liquor store. So, I ended up with three new instruments. 25 inch 3-string GDG, 19.25 inch 4-string GCEA with a reentrant top string, and a fishing line uke at 15 inch. The 19.25 has a red-dot…
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CBGer’s Lament

I went to the Beer store and what did I see?Three Padron boxes—just looking at me.I jumped and yelled, surprised at my luck.They cost me each fifty cents and a buck.I took them home and looked at them all,And pondered what to do with my haul.One became a four string GCEAAnd plays like an oversized ukulele.Another became a three string GDGStill working to fix when it buzzes like a bee.The last sits there alone and forlorn‘Cause a new sadness makes me mournI’d build something new if I could,But I…See More
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"Very distinctive headstock on the chugger! It will turn heads, that’s for sure. Very original. I like it!!!"
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Saw notice for local meeting. Attended. Members directed me to CBN
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
It’s a chance to get to know the challenge of making an instrument and understanding the process of making music with the occasional success

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CBGer’s Lament

Posted on October 3, 2021 at 12:11am 1 Comment

I went to the Beer store and what did I see?

Three Padron boxes—just looking at me.

I jumped and yelled, surprised at my luck.

They cost me each fifty cents and a buck.

I took them home and looked at them all,

And pondered what to do with my…

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