I have a gig at a music festival coming up and have built several "stomp boards" to get the sound of a juke joint floor... all to no avail.... so,

built my own porch floor.  1  by  rough cut oak planks and a 4x4 post.  With a mic laying on the floor a real thump/thump comes through.


Here are 5 CBGs built for sale in the performers booth...

extreme measures... but,... what the heck?


the best,


Wichita Sam


Views: 663

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


like the idea *****

I've seen this before used on stage. Great idea. I guess it is hard to beat the tone, when it is actually a porch floor...LOL Enjoy.


Does anyone remember John Hartford and his sheet of plywood?

I do.  He performed at my college way back in 1973.  I remember being fascinated by that plywood.  Had never seen that before.

I love this!!!


Looking forward to it.  I'm doing a TV interview on KOZL Wednesday to promo the festival....





Looks good, But maybe age it a bit, chain it to the truck, drag down a dirt and gravel road for a few miles, through some mud then rinse with beer.. that should give it just the right sound and look you need...

Hmmm, knew I guy who made house number signs out of chunks of limestone that had been used as corner posts in Kansas.  He would tie them behind his pickup and drive down gravel/sand roads.... amazing...


I was actually thinking about gray deck paint, then age it (hahahaha) and build a plank guitar build from the same rough cut lumber.....

It seems like every time I visit this site, something new inherits the "Coolest Thing I've Ever Seen" slot. I wonder what it would sound like wired up with a piezo and volume/tone pots...you'd also get the absurdness of having an "electric porch" as one of your instruments.


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor


Recommended Links & Resources

Featured Instrument Video


Etsy sales

Started by Angry Rooster Guitars in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Angry Rooster Guitars on Monday. 17 Replies

Latest Activity

Andries D. EKER commented on Dave Lynas's video

Goose Stepin

"He is allready there on your own two feet, sins you seen the video from the dij guy down under,whit…"
29 seconds ago
Uncle John commented on Andries D. EKER's video

The Sun dont Shine on a Moonshine Still Tribute to C.Stapelton-A.D.Eker 2019.

"Good to see and hear you playing Fretless Jack.  Sounding very good, Andries.  …"
2 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Jim Morris's video

Batfink Professor Vibrato Cello

""Nice Mellow 1 String Cello Jim". After all these years I have a nearly finished 13…"
2 minutes ago
Stuart Joseph liked Daniel Walter's photo
3 minutes ago
Stuart Joseph liked Daniel Walter's photo
3 minutes ago
Stuart Joseph liked Daniel Walter's photo
3 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video

Winter Time Blues

"Ha, Nancy.  We used to have a calico (the one that peed in my hat) that looked like that one…"
5 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Downtown Vinnie's video


"Grinding me colors down Grinding me colors around hopen the sea's dont splash your pants mopen…"
9 minutes ago
AGP # liked Jim Morris's video
17 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Jim Morris's video

Batfink Professor Vibrato Cello

"Way to go Jim ! Yep Your turning in to Shanes personal Instrument Builder, Boy is he a Lucky…"
18 minutes ago
Daniel Walter posted photos
18 minutes ago
Daniel Walter commented on Daniel Walter's photo

Garbage find guitar

"thanks Pick, thanks Dave. This one took a while. i sanded off the finish as mentioned, just oiled…"
23 minutes ago



© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->