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Free Cigar Box Tablature Library

Did you know there is a fast-growing collection of FREE tablature for 3-string cigar box guitars over at CBN's sister site www.CigarBoxGuit

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Update on cbn member “ Maddog “ .

Update on cbn member “ Maddog's “  Wife.    Sadly, on  Nov. 23rd  CBN member, fine builder ,  and friend “Maddog” suffered the loss of his…

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Amp kit

Awhile ago I watched a video from kp cigar box guitars building a 5 watt amp. I'm trying to find out who makes the kit. It has volume and t…

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Small screen problem

Sorry for the small screen. I am looking into it .i can’t seem to upload it to YouTube. I do get a large pic by clicking on the widescreen…

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One finger Barre cord technique

Hi  I’m really green with learning CBGs (never played anything with strings before). I’ve done okay learning a couple of simple songs, but…

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Pickup for cigar box banjo

I would like to build a cigar box banjo for my next build. I’ve seen people place small tambourines with a skin head and bells removed insi…

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Anyone  ever  use  one?

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0 Jan 17

About string order....

I wrote the other day about how I have a strumstick that I have strung backwards, thin on top to thick below. It's tuned gdG. I've just sta…

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0 Jan 16

Free 18 inch scale fretting template

Hey everyone,  I took some time to create a printable 18 inch scale fretting template for my latest build.  The thought crossed my mind to…

Started by Aaron Esch

0 Jan 2

Fret size

Good morning everyone Just wondering what size fret wire people use on their builds. I usually use medium/medium for frets and a jumbo for…

Started by David

5 Dec 30, 2019
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CHRISTMAS 2019 will be here before we know it ! For any of the new folks here on the Nation every Christmas we compile a  FREE DOWNLOAD…

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54 Dec 30, 2019
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