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The Brits are coming

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Find out what's happening in the UK - Boxstock CBG festival details, merchandise, members and more.

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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes May 6. 11 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

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Comment by David Bowes on November 16, 2019 at 8:03am

Looking forward to the next UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival.

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on November 15, 2019 at 3:51am

BOXSTOCK, The UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival - 18th April 2020, Slade Rooms Wolverhampton. DUSK BROTHERS are already booked, more details and ticket info. to following shortly.

Also, seriously BIG news! "Cigar Box Blues - The Makers of a Revolution " a film directed by Virginia Heath will be broadcast on BBC West Midlands on 9th December at 7.00pm. It is a snapshot of the UK cigar box guitar scene, featuring Hollowbelly, Nig Richards, Robyn Greig-Brown, The Dusk Brothers, Dennis Duffy, Blackriver Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson, Andrew Hall, Aiden Smith, Rob Gray., Boxstock 2018..and myself somewhere in the mix. I've not seen the full 30 minute version, only a 20 minute shorter cut, but it's going to be a cracker! It will also be available on iPlayer in case you miss it or are outside of the BBC West Midlands broadcast region.

Comment by Rich Butters on November 6, 2019 at 8:09am

Hi All,  I am about to start building my first Cigar Box Guitars and I am writing to ask if any member of the group can share any plans they have for 3 / 4 string guitars.

There are plans on here but these are 'text instructions to follow'  - this is great and I thank the persons who uploaded buy I am after drawings and dimensions that I can copy into a full-size drawing (Taffy gave me this great advice)

There are plans 'For Sale' on the internet but I thought I would ask the community first Cheers Rich

Comment by Denis U on November 6, 2019 at 4:16am
Comment by Reg Seward on October 28, 2019 at 12:59pm

Ironically this very afternoon, I picked up two biscuit tins of uncertain vintage, but with a rustyish patina to die for. They are earmarked for later development now....!!!!

Comment by Martin Owen on October 28, 2019 at 11:45am

tbh, Jaffa cakes never last long enough in our house to go either hard or soft!

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on October 28, 2019 at 11:01am

Just spotted Alans comment... I'll just have my cake and eat it...

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on October 28, 2019 at 10:58am

Tins make cool "Cigar"/Tin box guitars... absolutely1... but on the contoversy of Jaffa Cakes - Am I right in that when a cake goes stale it goes hard and when a biscuit goes stale it goes... soft... Only one way to find out... maybe...

Comment by Reg Seward on October 27, 2019 at 8:27am

Well, there you go. Britain, the nation of inanity....!!!   They do make exceedingly good Cigar Box Guitars though...!!!

(Old quote from Kipling..)

Comment by Alan Budgen on October 27, 2019 at 7:57am

It was Reg, biscuit being a luxury item and cake isn't (go figure?). The revenue said Jaffa cakes were a biscuit and should have VAT. McVities claimed a biscuit went soft when it was old and a cake hardened. To prove the point they baked a cake size Jaffa cake and presented it to the revenue, to show they were just bite size cakes. The revenue backed down.  

 

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Small box woes?

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FX rigs and recommendations

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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers Mar 20. 4 Replies

Best Amp

Started by micky rooney. Last reply by micky rooney Mar 13. 18 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jan 13. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

Started by Rick D. Last reply by Tony Dec 14, 2017. 5 Replies

My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

My CBG

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Sep 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Some of my songs

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School project

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Old Timers

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Looking to get started

Started by Hubert Knight. Last reply by Hubert Knight Oct 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Philip Hale Aug 6, 2016. 19 Replies

Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14, 2016. 19 Replies

Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

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Saw for cutting fret slots

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instruction

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