Hi,

As I indicated I'm in NZ. I have just made my first CBG and have used this forum heaps. so although my first one is finished I'm still adapting it and setting it up and loving it. I don't play slide so I pity my wife and children as I get the hang of this new style of guitar.

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Someday they may thank you for learning.  If you catch the building bug, that may test the marriage vows

I think I'll follow the build path. I just finished rebuilding my 1st CBG with the things I have learned. I also have 2 real cigar boxes ready for builds.

they a very rewarding to build and play

Home made pine box, cedar top and bottom and kwila neck.

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 Ilike the simple Old School look.   How do you like the sound?

Well.... its in open E and it took a bit of playing with strings to get it right, but now I'm using a low e and b and a high e from a standard string set. Now it sounds good. I really enjoy playing and tweaking the setup.

This one was the prototype. I wanted build one using the philosophy of poverty and the whole thing cost me about $8 with salvaged bits and scraps from here and there.

I have two boxes in the garage a Drew Estate and Padron to build the serious ones. I also want to build a wine box upright bass in time. 

What do you play?


I don’t play well, but I play and build 3 string, GDg tuning, piezo and/or mag pups.

im starting in on 4 string and several Ukuleles. 

Building that for $8 is a sweet deal.   i really like the tone from Padron boxes.  
I’m not a smoker, but many different branded boxes come from the Drew Estates,

btw I am eager to visit your beautiful country.


this is my current build.  A reso, 6 string, P90 pup, rod bridge piezo, internal piezos

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