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How to Build a Gourd Banjo - Free Plans!

It's Autumn Building Season... and what better time than now to cut into a dried gourd to make a musical instrument! The gourd banjo dates…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

1 Mar 6, 2018
Reply by Jim Morris

COOL VIDEO: He Saved All His Wood Scraps for a Striped Guitar Neck!

What happens when you spend all day cutting 1/8" thick wood on a CNC laser cutter?  Apparently, C. B. Gitty's Jason Munoz gets inspired to…

Started by Nation News

5 Jun 12, 2017
Reply by Carl Franklin

Free Plans: Build Your Own Cheese Box Banjo Plans - from 1893! PDF download

We have just discovered another set of historic plans as part of Cigar Box Nation's ongoing research to archive homemade folk instruments.…

Started by Nation News

0 Mar 28, 2017

How to Play Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster" on a Three String Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal deconstructs the 6-string riff from Little Red Rooster and transposes it on three-string, open G (GD…

Started by Shane Speal

2 Mar 21, 2017
Reply by Blane M Hixon

How to Get the "Fake Snare Drum" Like Johnny Cash on Cigar Box Guitar

Shane Speal shows the simple paper-thru-strings percussion technique that Johnny Cash made popular in songs like "I Walk the Line."  This…

Started by Shane Speal

0 Mar 20, 2017

Lean-Back CBG Rack Design

First off, I'm still a newbie 'round here and not sure if this should be a blog post instead. This is my first time starting a 'discussion'…

Started by Janis Wilson Hughes

166 Jan 23, 2017
Reply by Joe Caruso

It's a thingamyjitar

The last build I did was a proper scale length baritone ukulele with 4 strings..  The neck I have on my table just now seems to be heading…

Started by Fomhorach

21 May 7, 2016
Reply by Bristol Blue

Tambourine Slider.....

I posted a query about using a tambourine for guitar body a while back. Seems it had been done before, but I couldn't resist. I used the he…

Started by Tom T

19 Jul 18, 2015
Reply by Tom T

New to 4 String Banjo! NEED HELP!

Hi there, I have just picked up a 4 string banjo and I am having much trouble finding sheet music, and just overall general information to…

Started by Mason Van Luven

7 Jul 18, 2015
Reply by Bufo Bill

You can't make a decent ukulele with nothing but a pocket knife

They may have been right Instructible: Make a ukulele with a pocket knife

Started by Titch the Clown

25 Apr 22, 2015
Reply by Jim Morris


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