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Ben Gitty's Simple-Build 2x4 Instruments

After spending months developing the new 2x4 Lap Steel Kit, Ben "Gitty" Baker started to consider other uses for simple 2x4 planks and cam…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

10 Jul 31
Reply by Glenn Kaiser

Can you build effects into a guitar?

Has anyone tried this?

Started by Ozz989

14 Jul 13
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Instrument Build-Off! "Hard Times Make Great Music" - Enter Now

"Hard times make great music."  Ain't that th' truth?!     While e'rrybody is stuck at home, we're gonna get y'all building the coolest st…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

1 Mar 17, 2020
Reply by Cigar Box Nation

A Better Acoustic Pickup for Cigar Box Guitar: How I Install a Piezo Rod & Preamp

Get the most out of your acoustic/electric cigar box guitars with an inexpensive piezo rod & preamp unit.  In this video, I show a simp…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

10 Oct 14, 2019
Reply by Eric Shepherd

Album release featuring CBG

Hello! My band just released a record, and I used a CBG for the double tracking on every track besides the last one. I'd sure appreciate it…

Started by Teddy B.

1 May 29, 2019
Reply by Matthew Borczon

guys, how much time to build a CBG

hey guys, how long does it take you from start to finish in building a cigar box guitar, and do you have any advise,secrets to not spending…

Started by BlueBird J

25 Jun 9, 2018
Reply by Lonman

Make a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar

This is one of the easiest homemade guitars I've ever built, and it took me only an hour to make. This lap steel was made from an extra 2x…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

17 May 8, 2018
Reply by bud molson

The Exit Sign Guitar + a quickie blues lesson. Built by Gary Desrosiers

Video + photos Here's a wild guitar concept I haven't seen before.  This three-stringer was crafted from a discarded exit sign by Gary De…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

5 Feb 12, 2018
Reply by Wichita Sam

2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars

"Come on, brothers and sisters, KICK OUT THE CANS!"   For our final build-off contest of 2017, we're looking for your best canjos, cookie…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

156 Dec 21, 2017
Reply by Rose Ericson

How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal

You've shaped the neck, cut the soundholes and put all those glorious electronics inside.  Now it's time to attach the lid to the box! In…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

12 Dec 3, 2017
Reply by Wal Callaby

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Beer Barrel Polka: 3-string (G1G2D3) Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane, 73rd Zoom Mtg Sep 13, 2021. More info and free songbooks: https://sites.google.com/site/cigarboxguitarslingersspokane/home
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bemuzic commented on bemuzic's video
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Busking, St Ives w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar - Magic Paints, with dancing children :-)

"thanks Brian and Doug, yep a few good minutes of connecting with people through music  and…"
13 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on bemuzic's video
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Busking, St Ives w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar - Magic Paints, with dancing children :-)

"It’s always fun to see children respond to music. So unselfconscious and authentic. Thanks…"
17 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Jim Morris's video
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For Dave

"Heartfelt tribute Jim! A beautiful reminder of how Dave influenced us here at CBN."
27 minutes ago
BrianQ. commented on bemuzic's video
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Busking, St Ives w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar - Magic Paints, with dancing children :-)

"It’s great to see kids dancing about again, especially during this pandemic we’re in…"
27 minutes ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Cigar Box Blues's video
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- Beans fer Breakfast! - One of Daves last projects

"Very kool.Just not gonna be the same here...."
30 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's video
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Hobo’s Lullaby - repost of our recently departed friend.

"Well chosen Uncle John! I especially appreciated Dave’s comments at the end. He will be…"
32 minutes ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Adam Cripps's video
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Eleanor Rigby (Beatles cover)

"A heartfelt song and performance.Thanks so much for todays inspiration.Love it."
35 minutes ago
Downtown Vinnie commented on Downtown Vinnie's video
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I Shall Be Released

"Thanks so much ,gang.Used to play this a long time ago when I was a twelve string balladeer..Tryin…"
37 minutes ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Rope Walker Country Star's video
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Song For Dave Lynas

"A very tasteful and fitting tribute Rope! Dave’s creative contributions and interactions will…"
41 minutes ago
bemuzic posted a video

Busking, St Ives w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar - Magic Paints, with dancing children :-)

Busking, St Ives w 3 String Cigar Box Guitar - Magic Paints, with dancing children (I turn the camera round to the dancing children about a minute in)This is...
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Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
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Candida (on cigar box guitar & kazoo)

"That’s exactly what I was talking about Kale! You put a big smile on my face this morning. I…"
56 minutes ago

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