John Sims's Groups (14)

  • Radios turned Guitar Amps

    281 members Latest Activity: May 15

    This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.

    Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into…

  • Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar

    151 members Latest Activity: Apr 19

    Build Your Own Lap Steel Guitar!

    Start by downloading these vintage plans for making…

  • CBG Tabs

    580 members Latest Activity: Jun 8 So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional…

  • How loud can we make it?

    224 members Latest Activity: Jun 14 bring on the home made resonators. tips tricks plans and songs.

  • It Goes To 11

    476 members Latest Activity: May 17 Amps, amplification, effects, hackwiring and general mayhem. Anarchists welcome

  • Secrets of the CBG Underground

    340 members Latest Activity: Jan 18 Tips, Tricks of the Trade and Secrets that (almost) no one is supposed to know about... Tell us your secrets!

  • Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building

    523 members Latest Activity: May 14 Here's where the freaks hang out. Get the inside scoop on wild cigar box guitar designs, advancements and experiments. Not for the timid builder!

  • Smokehouse Guitars

    156 members Latest Activity: Dec 27, 2017

    The complete guide to advanced cigar box guitar making is now available:

     …

  • Low Budget Land

    377 members Latest Activity: May 9, 2018 Cigar box guitar builders are a creative and resourceful bunch. Share ideas for CBG materials and supplies that are free, nearly free, or recycled.

  • Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

    1658 members Latest Activity: Jun 19

    This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.…

  • Ted's Mad Scientist Lab

    222 members Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2018 Where music and invention collide...

  • Classifieds and Swaps

    330 members Latest Activity: May 25

    A place to buy, sell, trade cigar box guitars and other related gear.

     

    Keep in mind that you can find most…

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Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Fests and Concerts: Organizing and Promoting. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 3 hours ago. 17 Replies

Fretless cbg

Started by Caleb D Bennett in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 3 Replies

One Finger Lesson: Take Me Home Country Roads - VIDEO & TAB

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Chuck otto yesterday. 2 Replies

Box fiddle #1

Started by Gervase Gallant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Gervase Gallant on Monday. 6 Replies

Nut and #1 fret spacing.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Monday. 2 Replies

Zero fret/nut idea

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Sunday. 8 Replies

Rescued ss can.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Saturday. 15 Replies

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Mike Parker Jun 20. 24 Replies

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Cigar Box Guitar/Surfing The Partagas Blues

"Cool to see your hand and slide work.  Meat camera angle.   Sounding good and I like…"
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first bass guitar

"Thanks UJ, the owner is in law enforcement and he helped with the design."
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"Welcome! I'm new to building CBGs, but I have 3 on the table being transformed into music…"
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"Welcome to the hood, you are so right about the people and the music!"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Looking for Builders and Players in Florida!
"Hey welcome aboard! If you watch videos by Speal, Puckett, CB GITTY and a host of others  as…"
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"Just another lurker, Hope to start building in the fall. Kinda hard now working on a boat in the…"
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