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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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I started builds of four CBGs about 5 years ago when I had a couple weeks between jobs and was trying to find cheap projects to keep me bus…

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Minimum Required Tools?

Hello, I've recently acquired some wonderful cigar boxes from various places, and ukulele necks, machine heads, bridges etc from MGB. What…

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6 on Friday
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The hidden Volume pot, revealed

Hi, in Lark's recent post, First Build", Lane Martin commented on my reso guitar with a concealed volume pot' so I thought I would show the…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Oct 12
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Making flat pup/cat style pickups.

Hi everyone, I'm new here to CBN and new to CBG making. I've made 4 so far. I am planning to make a pickup. So far I have been using piezos…

Started by Sam Gordon

12 Oct 11
Reply by Christopher G Daniels

6 String Broom Handle Cigar Box

had an unexpected week off so I thought I'd get it done before winter comes. still got one or 2 things left to do, but this is what I got d…

Started by JP Lace Master

2 Oct 10
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My Latest CBG Reso Build

I have been trying to get to finish this build since selling my last motorcycle a month or so ago. Having decided to hang up my boots and h…

Started by Taffy Evans

8 Oct 9
Reply by Tom T

Licence plates

This may be a dumb question, but are licence plates suitable soundboards for an acoustic CBG? Any tips would be gratefully accepted.

Started by Michael Myers

12 Sep 30
Reply by BrianQ.

Rocky Patel mocked up

Probably about 2 days work left on it, maybe more. Gotta fret, glue on the fretboard, do the wiring fit the tailpiece, string retainer plat…

Started by James Pobog

5 Sep 29
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Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts

This will probably be one of the weirder first time posts.  I coach a middle school science team, and this year there is a new event that c…

Started by Luke Jalbert

12 Sep 28
Reply by BrianQ.

First build

Long time guitar player here, but I'm mostly an electric bass player these days.  Anyway, someone posted a link to a Samatha Fish video on…

Started by Lark Leazar

35 Sep 27
Reply by Taffy Evans

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