i have a friend down under wanting a cbg for a teenage player. too costly for me to ship one from usa. anyone from ausralia want to "hook" another fish? if you are interested in gettibng him a guitar i'll pass your contact info on to her.
I'm in Tasmania, and happy to help out if she is still looking.
or my retail outlet:
You might try the Ning (website) called "CIGAR BOX GUITARS AUSTRALIA", a website inspired by Cigar Box Nation. The creater of this site, Paul Thorley, is a CBG builder, as are many of the members there. Some of those members (myself included), you will recognize from Cigar Box Nation.
P.S. Now that I've written this, I see BeetleJuice has already recommended them.
Well, then I second BeetleJuice's recommendation!
Hey Mudcat, we have a offshoot of Nation - tell ém come on over http://cigarboxguitarsaustralia.ning.com/
if you let me know what state they live in I will point you in the direction of someone who is likely to make one for cheap. Some of our member make beautiful beasts but sell them for $400 & up...