BILL GRONER
  • Male
  • Quakertown, PA
  • United States
Share

BILL GRONER's Friends

  • Andy Busch
  • Gordon Coleman
  • Randy Bereti
  • Chris Hushak
  • Michael Lohrengel
  • lee oden
  • Kenny Hughes
  • Robert Le Mal
  • J.D.
  • Randy Wiggins
  • Fomhorach
  • Rob wrobel
  • chris Fishead
  • Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear
  • Mick Erglis
 

BILL GRONER's Page

Latest Activity

BILL GRONER commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Flora

"That's pretty neat Dave!"
Apr 11, 2020
BILL GRONER liked Dave Lynas's video
Apr 11, 2020
Doug Krantz liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 28, 2020
Bob "Ambrose" Negus commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3471

"A very impressive line up of laps... gorgeous!"
Mar 23, 2020
Bob "Ambrose" Negus liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 23, 2020
Uncle John commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3471

"Hey, Bill ! Those are fantastic."
Mar 22, 2020
Dave Lynas commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3471

"I’m with AGP."
Mar 22, 2020
Dave Lynas liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 22, 2020
BrianQ. liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 21, 2020
Jerry Jordan commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3469

"Nice n clean "
Mar 21, 2020
AGP # liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 21, 2020
AGP # liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 21, 2020
AGP # liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 21, 2020
AGP # liked BILL GRONER's photo
Mar 21, 2020
AGP # commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3471

""WOW"  "WOW"  "WOW"  WOW"  :-)           :-)         :-)           :-)"
Mar 21, 2020
David Bowes commented on BILL GRONER's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_3471

"Wonderful l!!!!"
Mar 21, 2020

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
BOSS OF THE SWAMP
How many instruments have you built so far?
1
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I LOVE THE SOUND. I JUST STARTED MY FIRST OVER THE WEEKEND.

BILL GRONER's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

BILL GRONER's Blog

My Dad

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 4:19pm 7 Comments

I will attach a picture from a guitar case of my Dad's from 1935.  My Dad was 17 at the time.  He was born in the Great Depression Era.  He wanted to play guitar, but times were hard and he couldn't afford one. He was a gifted woodworker and the shop teacher asked my Dad if he would be interested in staying after school and earn some money repairing "Well to do" people's furniture.  He did this and after a time he had enough money to build a 6 string guitar and play it in the  High School…

Continue

Comment Wall (20 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 8:11pm on April 13, 2017, lee oden said…

Very nice Bill., I just wish I had that much talent

At 7:52am on February 26, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Bill,the cone and cover are a ukulele set

At 5:05pm on February 22, 2017, Chris Hushak said…

This was my first guitar build, although I own several CBGs.  Thank you for the kind words.  Sterling, VA is about 20 miles northwest of Washington, DC. in Loudoun County, Virginia.

At 2:57pm on February 6, 2017, Rob Uker said…

Hey Bill,

I was just checking out your pictures. The quality of your workmanship shows.

Great job.

At 11:54am on November 25, 2016, Bluesheart said…

Hey Bill, thanks and nice to meet you. AWESOME lap steel!

At 6:28pm on August 15, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Hi Bill,

Mike Lohrengel here I got an e mail from Rick Weber and he and his wife Sharon will not be back to Quakerstown until mid September.  They are staying at their cottage in NEW FREEDOM - sorry I had been calling it NEW HOPE - anyhow the church he is a fill in pastor at is in Coopersburg on Allentown Road - it is called the LOCUST VALLEY CHAPEL and is close to the Locust Valley Country Club and Gold Course.  Once he gets back to Quakertown and gets settled back in I will get the two of you gentlemen together so you can chat.  Have a great day - keep looking at your photos and those guitars are absolutely beautiful - where do you find your resonaters at?  I really like your sound hole styles as well. and the inside support is really nice.  Looks like you do a lot of screwing and less gluing - not so sure how that sounded but you know what I mean.  Have a great day young man.

At 1:05pm on August 14, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Hi Bill,

Wow you do have some heat up there.  Not too good to hear the heat in Texas as next month I am participating in the 7th annual Cigar Box Blues Festival in Albert, Texas about 25 miles from Fredericksburg in the Hill Country.  It is an all day event from noon until 11 pm - at least I will have an inside spot so I hope they have air conditioning as it is in an old Dance Hall and Ice House from years ago and Albert is pretty much just a ghost town now - about 4 miles from Stonewall, Texas.  Try to stay cool or else keep a lot of iced beer or beverage of choice close by.

At 12:02pm on August 14, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Hi Bill,

Rick Weber is still at his summer cottage in New Hope on the church complex.  I will send him a message sometime to day and get the name of the church in Quakertown and send it to you later.  Yes the Reverend Blue Jeans and I had a good time although sales were slow but you cannot always sell everything when you want to.  I am like you in that my mentor (REVEREND BLUE  JEANS) is patiently teaching me to play and what is scarey is that sometime I can actually recognize the song I am playing.  Headed to the shop this afternoon to continue on build #23 as it has become much more intense than I had initially thought it would be, but then you know when you "think outside the Cigar Box" you never know what you will actually run into so that is why I like the craziness of this CBG building -" fun, fun, fun till Daddy takes the T-Bird away"

Have a great day Bill.  Enjoy that PA weather it has to be a lot cooler than it has been here in Oklahoma lately.

At 8:51pm on August 5, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Hey Bill,

Rick Weber and I were in the Air Force together during the Viet Nam era. We met at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  I introduced him to his first wife Rita who was a friend of a gal I was dating at the time.  Sadly after they married Rita passed away giving birth to their second child.  Rick had several rough years and then met Sharon his present wife and they had two girls.  Rick's first daughter is now in California and his son Luke lives in a township not far from Quakertown.

I had a couple of other buddies from Pennsylvania in the service but lost track of them one was Jim Skelly from Pittsburgh and the other was Stan Worley from Allentown.  Rick work for Merck for about 30 years and retired a few years back.  I do not recall the name of the church in Quakertown where he is an assistant pastor but have attended it a few times when I was up visiting - I know he and Sharon have a summer home/cabin on a church complex in New Freedom, PA. as I spent time there with them.  I am looking at some of your builds as I am writing this and my friend you work is fantastic - hope to reach that level someday as I have only been building for about 4 months and have completed 22 builds - 8 amplifiers and 14 guitars mostly electric and a few acoustic.

I hope to met you this coming year when I will definitely get to Pennsylvania  - it is beautiful country there and Rick always takes me to 3 places - Lancaster Valley, Bucks County and the Poconos - have a great evening sir and carry on that great building of those fantasic cigar box guitars

At 7:03pm on August 5, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Bill,

Thanks for the "friend" request - gladly accepted - I think your builds are much superior to mine at this point - would really enjoy getting to see yours up close when I get up to Quakertown.  My friend's name is Rick Weber, he grew up in Quakertown and has lived there most of his life.  He is retired from a major pharmacuetical company in your area.  He is also very active in his church and is an ordained minister.  His wife's name is Sharon - they have two grown daughters Melissa & Rebecca.

It would be very cool if you knew Rick - short, stocky, very much into coins, milk bottles, and other types of collectibles.  I am going to send him a message and see if he knows you.

Again Bill glad to make your acquitance and thanks for your comments on my builds.

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Hardtail Bridge

Started by Seasick Mick in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 24. 15 Replies

Pot size

Started by Fantacone Box Works in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Apr 21. 5 Replies

String query

Started by Michael Myers in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Myers Apr 6. 3 Replies

Latest Activity

John McNair posted photos
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Black Bird Blues

"Hey Matthew. Nice to hear from you. I’ve missed you Mr. Any time for music yet? "
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas posted a video

Cobble Stone Horse Trot

Just made a Mouth Bow. Forgive me. Here’s Mouth Bow, Rocking Chair and Thunder Box Bass
1 hour ago
Rope Walker Country Star liked Glenn Kaiser's video
2 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser posted a photo

HairBrushCardboardBoxDiddley

Grillin' w. my sweet wife, 30 min. simple build, sounds cool. Video here in CBN. -Glenn
2 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser posted a video

gkHairBrushCardboardBoxDiddleyBow

Single string slide guitar made from stick, hairbrush mailer box, small piece of brick, eye-screw for tuner in the hardwood "neck". Fun! 30 min. build and co...
2 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser posted a status
"Soooo busy of late, but had a few mins. today while grilling... :) Here it comes... cardboard box hairbrush mailer diddley bow... -Glenn"
2 hours ago
t-belly johnson commented on John McNair's blog post Cat Stevens Playing a CBG
"I grew up listening to Cat Stevens. Wonderful song writer, singer, musician. Then he found religion…"
2 hours ago
Rope Walker Country Star posted a video

She’s Drunk All The Time

R. Walker covers a Tim Timebomb tune on the 3 string cigar box guitar. Added a verse, adjusted the bridge (always adjusting the bridge with cigar box guitars...
2 hours ago
Cliff Whitefoot liked Cigar Box Nation's discussion How to Get Free Press for Your Cigar Box Guitar Business
3 hours ago
Carl Floyd replied to Paul Craig's discussion CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups
"A forum discussion on the pros & cons of wax vs varnish. Wax Potting vs Lacquer Potting....…"
4 hours ago
Matthew Borczon commented on Dave Lynas's video
Thumbnail

Black Bird Blues

"so nice to hear your new one my friend!!!!"
5 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->