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Hi everyone im Loco,
I started this Group to get Canadian CBG builders together and to bring in new Canadians into this Revolution. If you got any questions let me know I will help as much as I can.
If you need help Loco, just ask...i'm always around somewhere.
Farmer Ted here,
Been building cbgs for 5 years. I have expanded my builds to solid body, strum sticks, lapsteels, license plate reso's, and walking stick basses.
I am in Nova Scotia, near Antigonish.
Hello! My name is Joe Caruso, I live in Woodbridge. I just finished my first CBG and am started on my second. I got started wierd - my wife saw me looking at an electric guitar kit and started to chastise me for taking the risk of spending a couple of hundred for a kit that may turn out to be junk. So I thought (but didn't say) I'll show her, I'll build one from scratch out of a Cigar Box. I cannot recall at all how I first heard about CBGs, but so glad I did. I love to do woodworking and was getting bored making kiddy toys out of wood. I've managed to marry my music and woodworking hobby and am thrilled. In the process re-organized my workshop for building CBGs, not wooden toys.
My first CBG, because I had trouble getting a cigar box, was built from a craft box from Michaels. The sustain is amazing, I have been told by other guitar players. I've since sourced a few cigar boxes and now have a few relatives heading down south to the Caribbean and Mexico, and guess what I asked them to bring me back??? CIGAR BOXES!!! I've provided photos of what I am after.
Glad to see there is a Canadian corner here, just logged in, looking forward to swapping info on sourcing good wood - a challenge. So far, using oak for the body, and oak or poplar for the fingerboard. Hardware from CB Gitty. Tried some tuners from dx.com, workable but not thrilled with the quality. Later....
I used the Michael's craft box too - worked very well. Went back to get a few more and the quality was pathetic, really lousy wood, unfortunately. Hope it was an exception and not permanent.
Hello from out on the currently sunny but usually Wet Coast. Nice to see a Canadian group forming up here. Will keep watching this space. M