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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around. I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!

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Hello from Minnesota!

Started by Matt Schaller. Last reply by Paul Craig on Friday. 1 Reply

hey, how’s it goin? I’ve knower about cbgs for a long time, but for some reason about 2 years ago, it hit me... cbgs are awesome and I need to make and play them! I’ve barely touched my 6 string…Continue

Hello from Alberta, Canada

Started by Gordon Read. Last reply by Gordon Read Sep 19. 7 Replies

Thank you for letting me join the group.I have been a woodworker for about 15 years.  (self-taught amateur)  Recently I've taken an interest in building cigar box guitars.  I've built one fretless…Continue

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Hello !

Started by Christian FIGEAC. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 6. 1 Reply

Hi everybody.Thanks for welcoming me. My name is Christian, 56 years old and I live in the south of France. I've already built a dulcimer, a rebec and some fretted CBGs. I join the community mainly…Continue

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Started by Jack Burgess. Last reply by the anonymous pick Aug 25. 1 Reply

jack from Waco texas new too cigar nation building first 3 string guitar except from plywood scraps I picked up Continue

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Comment by the anonymous pick on July 3, 2018 at 10:39pm

welcome to the  addiction Spence.

Comment by Spencer Lockhart on July 3, 2018 at 10:28pm

Hey everybody! Thanks for letting me in! There's some really cool stuff on this site! My 3-String builds are slow goin'. But they are coming along nicely. I,ll post some pic's soon

Comment by Doug "Nomad" Farish on May 18, 2018 at 9:42am

I do not know if this is the place to ask this. I can not upload photos. I have tried every way bet to no avail. The page tells me that I have 10 downloads left and I try to upload and it shows the files being uploaded but they are not there.

Thanks

Comment by Paul Craig on May 13, 2018 at 11:42pm

Welcome Edgel/Maximo.

Comment by Edgel R Gillespie II on May 13, 2018 at 2:06pm

Hello and Good Day, to Dennis and the gang, Welcome to the set and I'm rather slow at getting things done. Too many projects, and not enough time. We live in the high plains desert of Utah, USA, just N.E. of the Great Salt Lake. I repair amps and help fix guitars for my friends. Still have not started my own CBG yet, I have plans to make my own box, since I can't find anything I like.

So welcome again. Maximo

Comment by Paul Craig on April 18, 2018 at 3:36am

Thanks

Comment by Rowdy Berry on April 17, 2018 at 9:02pm

Paul Craig, this one is a Roswell brand neck position pickup,

I threw a neck position burstbucker pro (Gibson) in a lap-slide, but flipped it and installed in in bridge position. that tone rocked as well, so I may try that on the next CBG.

Comment by Paul Craig on April 17, 2018 at 3:33pm

Welcome guys, building your own can be addictive. May you never recover. Haha

Love the sound of Filtertrons Rowdy. What brand are they?

Comment by FoldedSoup on April 17, 2018 at 1:34pm

Hello! Quick intro note, 'cause it's the same, familiar story ...

I'm a decades-long guitarist who got sucked into this crazy DIY musicianship. I've been lurking the site for years grabbing build tidbits. I'm amazed at how much knowledge I've gained... then after I actually started one, amazed again as to how much I didn't know.

I've only built 2 completely so far.. but, I'm currently in the middle of a 10-CBG crazy experiment where each is deliberately built differently.

I'm going to make MY instrument.

Cheers!

Comment by Rowdy Berry on April 16, 2018 at 10:50pm

Hello, Rowdy here from the NW (USA).

Been a blues player for years.. Got into lapsteels some 2 years ago, and now CBGs. I'm hooked! I have build #1 down and playable now.

Here is a clip of the first build's tone... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq8YU5Mx7Rg

I now know why the vol and tone knobs should always be at the bottom... LOL.. keep hitting it and turning it down, so for now, I took the knobs off the post. Looked at every video Shane has posted. Scored my #2 box today.. We'll get started.. Honored to be here...

 

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Hello from Minnesota!

Started by Matt Schaller. Last reply by Paul Craig on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello from Alberta, Canada

Started by Gordon Read. Last reply by Gordon Read Sep 19. 7 Replies

Hello !

Started by Christian FIGEAC. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 6. 1 Reply

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Started by Jack Burgess. Last reply by the anonymous pick Aug 25. 1 Reply

Hello from central Arkansas

Started by Bob. Last reply by Doug "Nomad" Farish Jul 4. 4 Replies

Newbie from Colorado Springs

Started by Ian Schroth. Last reply by Spencer Lockhart Jul 3. 23 Replies

Uhhhh... Hi?

Started by Phillip Seibel. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry May 26. 4 Replies

Jumpin in on my first build

Started by Greg Geracioti. Last reply by Greg Geracioti May 12. 4 Replies

Hello from Arkansas

Started by Doug "Nomad" Farish. Last reply by Doug "Nomad" Farish May 11. 2 Replies

Hello from Germany

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Hello from Tasmania - take 2

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New CGB builder from Denmark

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intro before jumping in.

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No cigar boxes here!

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