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Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 7, 2019. 8 Replies

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…Continue

Cigar box mandolin

Started by BeanJean Dec 7, 2019. 0 Replies

Greetings from hilly Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I’ve been building mandolin kits and want to begin building one where I make design decisions.  A cigar box mando seems like a good way to do this.  I…Continue

How did I get here?

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

Hello everyone! My name is Tyler. I am originally from Odessa TX and now currently live in Oakland Maine. I started my journey in the cbg world in October 2018 when I was making a lapsteel out of an…Continue

Hola Desde Mexico

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

Harvey here.  Long time blues/ragtime fingerpicker on a traditional guitar (40 years) and I got swept up into the CBG world a few months back when I bout a CB Gitty "Pure & Simple" kit, not sure…Continue

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Comment by Stew on Thursday
Hi. My name is Stew from Perth Western Australia. I have built 5 CBGs and in the process of 2 builds. I have built over 20 guitars and bass guitars previously but have well and truly caught the 3 string bug.
Really enjoy this site and it has been a wealth of information to me.
Comment by Randy McCafferty on January 7, 2020 at 3:22pm

Welcome Paul,

I have only been building for a short time, and I LOVE it! This is a really great bunch of people.

Welcome!

Randy

Comment by Paul Thomas on January 7, 2020 at 3:20pm

hi  my name is Paul i am from Liverpool UK i started building cbg's about one and a half years ago.  I have built 9 cbg's (part time builder) so far so very happy to be a part of this i have recently built a uke for my cousin who plays in the scence in Liverpool and planning to build 13 more this yr hopefully. 

Comment by Uncle John on December 6, 2019 at 7:34pm

Welcome!

Comment by the anonymous pick on December 5, 2019 at 9:55pm

Hi john k . welcome .. here is a short ,sweet , and simple beginner vid . https://youtu.be/jy04bkM_JSc

Comment by john kendall on December 5, 2019 at 9:12pm

Hi everyone, my name is John I was born in Newfoundland Canada. But I live in Mission B.C, Canada. I am new to CBG and I am looking forward to learning all I can about building 3 and 4 string Cigar Box Guitars. Hopefully I can make them sound like some of the guitars that are on this site. The one I am building right now has a dual pickup with two volumes and two tone. Then I have got to learn how to play them. So if anyone has ideas that they would like to share pls do thanks

Comment by the anonymous pick on November 21, 2019 at 10:46pm

Awesome story  John B ;-) thanx  for the inspiring  share , and welcome  to the addiction ;-)

Comment by John Bartlette on November 21, 2019 at 4:44pm

John here, I'm 62 years old and about the only thing musical I could play was the radio. I was born with just a thumb and 2 stubs on my left hand and a thumb and 2 fingers on the right hand. I stumbled onto a you tube video with Justine Johnson showing how you can play a 3 string CBG with 1 finger. I have twice as many as needed. Now learning 3 string fretted with Patrick Curley lessons and have advanced to lesson 4. I have to play left handed in order to fret and have some chord challenges but working through them. Neat to be able to play music after all these years.

Comment by Randy McCafferty on November 18, 2019 at 12:00pm

thanks all for the great welcome. I finished my first two guitars up over the weekend, and did my first fret work. So far, so good. Big problem - I don't know how to play ANYTHING! I'm not a guitar player, and when I watch the videos of people playing, it looks easier than in real life. I'll keep trying. :)

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on November 16, 2019 at 7:15pm

Randy.  You have great skills for this addiction.  I wish I could draw or paint, and I’m slowing learning more about the woodworking.  It will be great to see your stuff

 

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Kiwi Guitarist

Started by Terry. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Dec 7, 2019. 8 Replies

Cigar box mandolin

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How did I get here?

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Hola Desde Mexico

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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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