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Started by Pim. Last reply by Metal hic on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Hey there,For some time I've been browsing this forum (among other sources of info) and recently I finished my first build. Strictly it's not a CBG since I built the box myself. I thought I would…Continue

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Started by Rick Tish. Last reply by Paul Craig Aug 14. 1 Reply

I've been building non-traditional guitars for a few years.  I got started after seeing Justin Johnson play his shovel guitar.  At first, I thought it was the craziest thing I had ever seen and wrote…Continue

Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

Started by Myron Joe Hickel. Last reply by Uncle John Jul 25. 8 Replies

I was watching a YT video and this young gal was playing a little tiny box guitar. She was just kickin' butt and I just had to find out what that guitar was. Needless to say the little guitar was a…Continue

Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction

Started by Smokin' Guitars. Last reply by Blues Frog Jul 15. 2 Replies

Hi All,I've been building CBG's on and off for about 10 years, mostly as a hobby but I've sold a few and invested the proceeds into furthering my addiction. I've started some posts of my early builds…Continue

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Comment by steve seymour on January 12, 2014 at 7:39pm

I don't build-em I just play around with them - played ukulele for  many  years - I tackled a 4 string so a 3 string should be easy right? -still to figure out tuning - I just bought another cbg with GBD tuning - what the hell am I going to do with that? I only know GDG - that's it - so anything else sounds... ahh.... foreign - am I missing something you guys know about? I      bought it from Gitty so somebody knows something I don't.- am I missing something here? - thx

Comment by micky rooney on January 7, 2014 at 6:00am

Thank you,one and all for the warm welcome...

Comment by smilingdog1 on January 7, 2014 at 2:18am

Copy the harmonica player, Don Jackson . Lots of ways to go building and playing. Welcome to the nation.

Comment by smilingdog1 on January 7, 2014 at 2:15am

You know I met a micky rooney back in 75 at the tracks. Welcome to the nation. Sometimes this place is rambling next it's like the quiet sea. Any questions I can help you with let me know, do what I can.

Comment by Don Jackson on January 6, 2014 at 10:17pm

Howdy im don Ive been playing harmonica since I was about 10 thought it would be a good idea to play another real blues instrument.I found CBGN on youtube searching CBG.Im building a CBG now & cant wait to complete. This spring im going to add some of my chainsaw carving skills to the mix. I like no rules!

 

Comment by micky rooney on January 6, 2014 at 12:20pm

Hullo one and all.My name is Michael and I live in Hainault,Essex,next to Chigwell,land of fake orange tans,Mercedes on h.p and tastefully tattooed buttocks.I'm an aspiring cbg builder and I'm currently assembling all the goodies necessary for a one string Diddley Bow.My fave guitar player is Stevie Ray Vaughan and if I was fortunate enough to be granted three wishes,it would be to have the guitar playing skills of SRV,the looks of George Clooney and the fingers of Warren Beatty...Happy new year and more power to your plucking fingers....

Comment by Joe Caruso on December 27, 2013 at 12:36pm

Hi - I'm Joe, from Woodbridge a small town north of Toronto Canada. Stumbled on CBGs while researching ukelele kits. Googled CBG and here I am. I like to do woodworking and I play guitar for my personal relaxation and enjoyment. I am thrilled to be able to marry the two hobbies. Built my first from a craft box, with a piezo pickup and 18 frets, sounds pretty good, and I'm just starting on my second now, planning a magnetic pickup with tone and volume control, and 4 strings on this one. I also found playing a 3 string and barreing all frets has made it easier for me now to barre on my 6 string as well - a lucky accident. 

Comment by Chris Mankiewicz on December 23, 2013 at 7:16am

Hi from Marseille, France. My english is not very good. I am here because my friend Nick. I play drums. I like blues and I have see his guitars. I mocked him, I didn't know what is cigar box guitar. Then I eared him play and it was a great sound. We played together a few times and I like the sound of this little guitars. A bientot. 

Comment by Hudson Wolf on December 21, 2013 at 9:53pm

Hi from White Plains NY,

I'm a German living in the US, my Englisch could be better. I'm building musical instruments since 2011 in my garage, electric guitars and basses. A few weeks ago I finished my first Cigar Box Guitar and it works fine, it won't be my last for shure.

Comment by Mario Poggio on December 18, 2013 at 2:39am

Thank you, Albert. Your history is exemplary for all. Never give up.

 

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Started by Pim. Last reply by Metal hic on Tuesday. 10 Replies

Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

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Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction

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Hello from Austria

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Roller bridge and Peizo pickups

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salut from france .

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Glad to be part of the Nation.

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Greetings from Down Under!

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Thanks for recording in the forum

Started by Lothar Ahnert. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 10, 2018. 1 Reply

My first CBG

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Hello folks. New guy here.

Started by Bruce Young. Last reply by Joe Caruso Oct 13, 2018. 2 Replies

hello CBG Nation

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Hey!

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Hello from Minnesota!

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