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First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best

Started by Bob Leon. Last reply by Nayeb Gofs Jun 24. 5 Replies

So I’ve got a thousand ideas, which my wife hates. The two questions that I’ve not been able to solve via google are very basic. A) What are the best types of boxes to use, I’ve just picked a 5 or 6…Continue

Looking to make a Uke for my second build

Started by Nathan Christenson. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 7. 6 Replies

Greetings all, I built a 3 string cbg awhile ago but never actually learned to play it.During these last months (years?) of plague I ended up following my brother, father, aunt, and niece into…Continue

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Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

Started by Bill Saunders. Last reply by Bill Saunders Nov 4, 2020. 2 Replies

Hello!. Name is Bill. Built my first CBG from a CB Gitty kit 2 months ago. Now working on learning to play the thing. Got interested after seeing Samantha Fish playing one in a music video.…Continue

First Build (almost) complete

Started by Grizzly Coleman. Last reply by Joe Caruso Aug 25, 2020. 1 Reply

Grizzly from VIC, AustraliaIt's been a long time coming but I've finally attempted my first build and it's probably turned out, and sounds better than expected, (although i wasn't expecting too much…Continue

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Comment by John Gawronski on July 11, 2019 at 8:38pm

Hello, I am a Semi-retired 25+ year watchmaker in Columbia, SC. I am an avid woodworker & machinists for most of my 57 years. My buddy Chewy is the Boss! My wife Cyndi does not know who babysits whom! I have been hooked on CBG;s for about the last 6 months. I caught a video from Justin Johnson and it literally exploded from there.

Chewy & I would like to thank,

All the fabulous people on these FB CBG groups! Also Justin Johnson, Del Puckett, Cigar Box Nation, C B Gitty, KP CBG, Christopher Ameruoso, Shane Speal, Glen Watt, Red Dog Guitars, Mike Snowden and the many others not named but not forgotten for this fabulous addiction!

It is going to be a great ride!

Comment by Paul Craig on June 16, 2019 at 3:30pm

Welcome Dave and great job on your first build.

Comment by Dave Nyberg on June 15, 2019 at 8:14pm

I'm From Seguin, TX. New to building CBGs. My first experience was a cardboard guitar kit. Then I made a 3-String Slide CBG. I just finished a 3-String Fretted CBG. 24" Scale Length and Internal Spring Reverb. Pictures are on my page.

Comment by Paul Craig on June 8, 2019 at 3:49am

Welcome Kalmario. Don't know whom your speaking of, but I'm sure he'll chime in soon if he his a regular. If not, we can help answer any questions you have. There's a few Aussie's on site and maybe a New Zealander or 2. Hope we can help and there's some good info in "The Essential Pages" at the upper right of this page.

Comment by Kalmario on June 6, 2019 at 9:55pm

hey guys,

been visiting the USA last month (i'm from NZ) and meet a guy in Calico (the ghost mine town) who made cigar box guitars. he was making a big sale so couldn't stay and talk but would love to see some of his work.  if anyone knows him can you let me know.  many thanks.  Cliff

Comment by Daniel Walter on May 23, 2019 at 6:27pm

welcome from the east coast! my advice: hang a guitar string on the wall with a small brad. there's more where that came from.......

Comment by Tony Pistilli on May 9, 2019 at 4:11pm

Thanks guys! appreciate the welcome.

Comment by Paul Craig on May 9, 2019 at 4:00pm

Have fun building CBG's and whatever else comes to mind. Lots of info here on the site and people willing to help answer your questions.

Build on - Play on

Comment by the anonymous pick on May 8, 2019 at 5:11pm

and Lenny .. and everyone else .. 

Comment by Tom Schaefer on May 8, 2019 at 5:09pm

Play on!

 

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Looking to make a Uke for my second build

Started by Nathan Christenson. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 7. 6 Replies

Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

Started by Bill Saunders. Last reply by Bill Saunders Nov 4, 2020. 2 Replies

First Build (almost) complete

Started by Grizzly Coleman. Last reply by Joe Caruso Aug 25, 2020. 1 Reply

Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Kevin M. Kraft Jun 28, 2020. 10 Replies

The strangest thing happen to me on my birthday

Started by Big D. Last reply by Poorness Studios Mar 1, 2020. 2 Replies

Cigar box mandolin

Started by BeanJean. Last reply by 3 Chord Ziggy Feb 11, 2020. 1 Reply

How did I get here?

Started by Tyler Garrett. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

Hola Desde Mexico

Started by Harvey Bernstein. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New to CBG

Started by John Bartlette. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

New boy

Started by Paul scofield. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 6, 2019. 1 Reply

How did I end up here? ;-)

Started by Simon Benoit. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Sep 4, 2019. 9 Replies

Hey there

Started by Pim. Last reply by Metal hic Aug 20, 2019. 10 Replies

Glad to see I'm not the only one.

Started by Rick Tish. Last reply by Paul Craig Aug 14, 2019. 1 Reply

Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

Started by Myron Joe Hickel. Last reply by Uncle John Jul 25, 2019. 8 Replies

Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction

Started by Smokin' Guitars. Last reply by Blues Frog Jul 15, 2019. 2 Replies

Hello from Adelaide, South Australia...

Started by John Welsh Jun 27, 2019. 0 Replies

Hello from Austria

Started by Jonathan Buttazoni. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 12, 2019. 1 Reply

Roller bridge and Peizo pickups

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