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Hello folks. New guy here.

Started by Bruce Young. Last reply by Joe Caruso Oct 13. 2 Replies

New guy from Albany NY. Where to start. I’m 62 yes old, never played an instrument other than really basic harmonica many years ago, but I’ve always been interested in building things myself. I’ve…Continue

hello CBG Nation

Started by cbgkent Oct 12. 0 Replies

Hi, my names Chris, I'm from the Kent country side in the UK, just outside of London. I build, play, and occasionally sell cigar box guitars. I established cbgkent this year with a YouTube channel…Continue

Hola from Albuquerque!

Started by Kaelan Dreyer. Last reply by the anonymous pick Oct 10. 2 Replies

Hello! I'm 17 years old and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I'm glad to join this site!I joined here a few months ago, but since I had to get ready for a move to New Mexico, so I didn't really…Continue

Hey!

Started by Mike. Last reply by Kevin McMichael Oct 2. 8 Replies

Hey everyone! Just like to introduce myself. I'm mike and i currently reside in Knoxville,Tn.Ive only just recently caught the bug and finished my first build despite lacking the ability to play ☺…Continue

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Comment by the anonymous pick on Friday

welcome Danny ;-)

Comment by Danny Connors on Friday

Hello y'all! Dannyboy here from upstate NY. I'm totally new to this whole cigar box guitar thing but I'm really fascinated with the great stuff you guys are building. Hope to build one myself soon.For now I'll be looking for inspiration on this great site!

Comment by the anonymous pick on October 13, 2018 at 3:46pm

Welcome Freddie  ,  (Texas guitar legend )  ;-)  Ooops ..,,  I let the cat out of the bag ;-)  

;-D 

Comment by Freddie Cisneros on October 13, 2018 at 3:14pm

My name is Freddie Cisneros I was a friend of Don "Boz" Bostwick back in Viet Nam.

I'm a Service Center for the Martin and Fender Guitar Companies out here in Prescott, Arizona.

I have not built a CBG in a long time but I just got back into the fun.

Comment by Paul Craig on October 3, 2018 at 6:33pm

Those are some nice builds John, welcome aboard.

Comment by John Czarnecki on October 3, 2018 at 8:53am

Started building CBGs this spring, so I've been at it for only about eight months or so.  So far I've put together:

  1. A 1936 Connecticut license plate guitar on a big cigar box with a slotted head walnut fretted neck.  Piezos under the bridge and license plate.
  2. The Black Resonator - a big Camacho cigar box resonator with piezo bridge and a single coil neck pickup, Brazilian cherry neck, onboard preamp, and embedded modded Morgan silver dollar.
  3. The Ammo Can guitar - a USGI .30 cal ammo can with a hand-wound humbucker pickup and Brazilian cherry neck, set up for playing with a slide.
  4. The Blue Bird - a pie pan resonator using a huge mahogany cigar box, a trapeze tailpiece, modified banjo bridge with embedded piezo rod, and a Stratocaster neck.  
  5. Dick's 96, a 1966 NC license plate guitar with 3-string walnut neck, piezo under the bridge, and a single coil mandolin pickup in the middle,
  6. Not a CBG - a full-up Stratocaster, with a Canadian spalted maple body with a honeyburst dye job, EMG pickups, David Gilmour electronics package.
  7. The Cigar Box Strat - literally a mahogany cigar box with a poplar solid insert that fills the cavity, Strat neck, HipShot locking tuners, two single coils and a Humbucker at the bridge, and a Gotoh traditional tremolo bridge.  This is a work in progress, and I'm hoping to have it done in a week or two.

I was building rifles for a while, and got bored with it, as I found there was no real skill involved.... just like snapping lego pieces together with the occasional tweaking needed.  No fulfillment there at all... so I started making guitars, where each and every piece offers it's own bit of complication that results in a rewarding search for solutions.

I've been plugging away at adding pics of the builds... I'm making an album for each one, but the 10 pic per day limit is a bit aggravating.  Patience, just like I tell my teen daughter all the time.  Patience.

Comment by Paul Craig on September 29, 2018 at 12:01pm

Love the old British Bikes myself and just about any other bike.LOL

Welcome to all the newbies.

Comment by the anonymous pick on September 28, 2018 at 11:17pm

lol.. Kev ,  then ya may like my other passion .  Choppin british 

here's one of mine in iron horse mag . 

Comment by Kevin McMichael on September 28, 2018 at 10:48pm
Yessir Mr pick, thanks! That's my other passion, choppin' Sportsters
Comment by the anonymous pick on September 28, 2018 at 7:56pm

Welcome .. gonna have to go back and  look at the guitar  , I was  too bust checkin out that sexy ass girder barr hoppin chop you got there   Kev ;-)

 

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Hello folks. New guy here.

Started by Bruce Young. Last reply by Joe Caruso Oct 13. 2 Replies

hello CBG Nation

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Hola from Albuquerque!

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Hey!

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Uhhhh... Hi?

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Jumpin in on my first build

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Hello from Arkansas

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