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How did I end up here? ;-)

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

I'm from Montreal city and I'm probably the only builder who cannot even play an instrument. No musical training or special talent, never even played guitar. In fact I'm a technology expert & an…Continue

Hey there

Started by Pim. Last reply by Metal hic Aug 20. 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

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Comment by Laurence Owen on September 11, 2019 at 5:46pm

@ James Pobog well we're both handsome hunks past our best so I probably am!
champing at the bit to get going with the build but I'm also expecting a cnc machine to land..............

Comment by James Pobog on September 11, 2019 at 4:21pm

@ Laurence Owen

Are you my long lost twin bro?

Take a look at the free plans section, there's a 2x4 stand up 2 string bass, and a very cool 2x4 lap steel guitar. That got me hooked, #1 is done, and there will be another 3 or 4 built...and I don't play either...

Comment by Laurence Owen on September 11, 2019 at 2:06pm

Hi, new to building any sort of musical instrument full stop.
I came across cbg and shovel guitars whilst desperately searching for a 3 string bass I could play as I have no musical skills and a couple of chopped up fingers on my left hand.
Looking froward to asking idiot questions and hopefully contrinbuting a bit where I can.

Comment by Paul Craig on August 29, 2019 at 12:25pm

Welcome James. Thanks for the awesome video of a awesome Battleship.

Thank You for your service.

Have fun on your CBG's.

Comment by James Pobog on August 26, 2019 at 1:19pm

Well, a little more....

Live in Socal, since 1961 (4th grade). Graduated 1096, Newport Harbor high. USN Reserve 1970-1976, active 1971-1973, Tonkin Gulf 1972, Vietnam vet, exposed to Agent Orange.

Photo major after 'Nam. On wife #3.last, ain't doing that crap again.

Work now on Battleship Iowa in San Pedro, CA. If anyone comes out this way, come visit, love to see you.

Shameless self-promotion.....yea, that's me.
https://youtu.be/dW83U4bkC_k

Comment by James Pobog on August 26, 2019 at 11:42am

Greetings...

Growing up, (I'm 68.5 now) parents gave me piano lessons from 2nd to 7th grade. Hated it. "Played" cello in 7,8th grade junior high. Didn't hate that as much, but still, music (in the classic notation and theory sense) does not compute.|

Bought a $25 dulcimer in 1976. Took it home and played it for 3 hours. I luvs me the Diatonic.

Several years ago attempted c.b. guitar build. Oops...a bit above my skill/design level.

Just now, I ran across the plans for the 2x4 steel guitar. "I can do that!", so the first build is in progress.

Plans are to build the first pretty much to plan, with a couple modifications. Going with the adjustable bridge/tailpiece thing, and I have a cool idea for the fret markers.My plan is also for the scale to be chromatic, but with diatonic marked visually. Since it is a proto/test piece, it will have a finish treatment to it, possibly slightly distressed, stained, and flat clear coat. Just yesterday, worked on a 1x4 template, and cut the dados on the first body.

If successful, (And I do believe I will be), I'm thinking about Rev 2, a 2x6 version, slight wood upgrade (cedar?), and I'm thinking about an 'arrowhead-type' head, tuners slightly angled in to reduce the sharp string angle at the nut.

Though I had wood shop in jr. high, it wasn't until about 3 years  ago that I discovered that I have a bit of talent for woodworking/carpentry. I consider myself a talented hack.

Also, am building the 2.5 watt amp kit as well as a Psycho Knob.

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 11, 2019 at 11:45pm

Welcome, John ,,, (as long as it's ok with Chewy )

;-) 

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.

 

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How did I end up here? ;-)

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Hey there

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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Just sayin' Hey from Abiquiu, NM

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My first CBG

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