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Australian CBG

Australian builders can meet and discuss issues with making guitars down under.

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Lite vs medium strings. Go!

Started by Mike. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 31, 2017. 1 Reply

Aussie tuning pegs.

Started by tdq. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 31, 2017. 3 Replies

Earthing

Started by Mike Jul 18, 2017. 0 Replies

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Comment by John Grassens on Saturday

Hi,

New to the group. Looking for a box for a resonator build. After a Las Cabrillas Balboa 25 box although I don't expect to get one in Aus as it appears Las Cabrillas aren't sold here.

Need a box around 300 x 215 x 55, all timber, no paper covering. If anyone has one that fits the bill they don't need, please get in touch.

John

Comment by James Neil on September 28, 2018 at 12:41am

Hi

I built a tenor cigar box Uke earlier this year as I play with a couple of groups on the ukulele in Port Macquarie. I have just completed my first cigar box 3 string Guitar tuned GDG.

So far I have not come across any other players of the cigar box guitar in the area.

    Jim

Comment by Brendt Evenden on August 29, 2018 at 1:31am

Hi there, I live in Newcastle, NSW and have just built my first 3 string. Have been watching YT videos to learn stuff. Having fun!Photo of my first build

Comment by Anthony williams on April 26, 2018 at 5:00pm

Hi guys/gals, live in Beverly Hills NSW, wondering if there is a meeting place for people who play CBGs in this area. Am currently doing lessons in Oatley and enjoying it.

Comment by tdq on May 8, 2017 at 9:33pm

Percy Phelps - I made my first CGB using a "tea" box I got from a craft store in Brisbane. I have to say it was pretty bad - even given it was my first attempt. I lived in the US for a while and scored a few cigar boxes so have all I need for the moment. It doesn't have to be a cigar box, but make sure the wood of any box you source or make is reasonably "hard" - the tea box was very soft wood which is what I think made it such a bad option.

Comment by Glenn Reither on May 8, 2017 at 8:23pm

I still have a heap of very good boxes. See earlier post.

Comment by Taffy Evans on May 1, 2017 at 7:23pm
Hi Mike, welcome.
Taff
Comment by Mike on May 1, 2017 at 6:53pm
Hey guys. New member. Im in Sydney.
Comment by Percy Phelps on April 18, 2017 at 4:29am

Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has any info on building faux cigar boxes (given that real ones are so hard to get and expensive in Oz).

Comment by dogfinger steve on November 9, 2016 at 5:01pm

hey folks, i'm uk based but will be in Oz for 3 weeks from the 15th. staying just south of perth. if there is anything going on there would love to play while i'm there. cheers

 

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