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The first sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 5, 2018. 12 Replies

So, my girlfriend was planning for the village wide yard sale and told me I should bring my guitars over and try to sell them.Well you wouldn't think that I would sell anything at a simple yard sale,…Continue

How do you come up with your design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3pefhwwnvfj2q Aug 12, 2016. 83 Replies

   I have seen so many different guitar styles since joining this site. I dunno if its been asked before, but my question is this;Other than a requested design, what makes you build that particular…Continue

"Traditional vs New Fangled"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 30, 2016. 67 Replies

OK so it seems that Wayfinder started something that may have started something that didn't set well with everyone.So I submit to you, I challenge you to a comparison photo dicussion.Post your photos…Continue

Hi. I'm "(insert name here) and I can't stop building CBGs"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Burt Philbrick Feb 27, 2016. 40 Replies

Hi. I'm Blues Frog and I can't stop thinking about, (and building) cigar box guitars.I first discovered Cigar Box Guitars in Dec ember when I was Christmas shopping. Since then I've built 5 and…Continue

 

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Blues Frog replied to Poorness Studios's discussion The new photos widget is driving me nuts
"I haven't had any issues with the photos but I have had issues trying to upload a video. Anybody else not able to upload?"
May 5
Blues Frog replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Will sound hole reduce sustain?
"So far in all my builds I haven't been disappointed with the sustain of an electric with a sound hole. The hole will give you more acoustic volume though. I think your sustain is more about your setup. If you have a good sustain now, a well…"
Apr 10
Blues Frog replied to Mike Olesko's discussion Electric string options for DAD tuning?
Apr 10
Blues Frog replied to JP Lace Master's discussion New Diddley Bow Canjo Builds. Not April fools joke I promise
"I had never done any of this before I started building Cigar box guitars. But the more I do it, the better they are coming out. I think you'll find the same thing once you do it. Have fun with it!"
Apr 6
Blues Frog replied to Dogleg Steve's discussion accurate fretting
"C. B. Gitty Fret Marking Templates I use these and they are accurate and easy for someone like me to understand. Can't go wrong."
Apr 4
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"C.B. Gitty has small amp sets. Easy to work with."
Apr 4
Blues Frog replied to JP Lace Master's discussion New Diddley Bow Canjo Builds. Not April fools joke I promise
"I make the necks myself. This one is Ukulele scale 15" with Dulcimer fretting. I use the Gitty fret scale marking set for accuracy then I do the fretting myself."
Apr 4
Blues Frog replied to JP Lace Master's discussion New Diddley Bow Canjo Builds. Not April fools joke I promise
"Nice work. I just built this one on a whim."
Apr 3
Blues Frog replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion Do I need a nut ?
"Looks real good."
Mar 29
Blues Frog replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"I have avoided the center hole because of the neck through design. But I have had good success with the acoustic builds concerning volume. My latest build is strictly acoustic and the volume is amazing. The placement of the hole was more necessity…"
Mar 28
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion 9 year old guitarist
"I've been "Playin" for over thirty years and I still can't do that. Fortunately for me, I play for fun and don't let myself get discouraged when I see something like that. Otherwise I would have either quit a long time ago,…"
Mar 28
Blues Frog replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion Do I need a nut ?
"I agree that you can use a zero fret for your nut. If the contact point for your strings is correct and you have your intonation set then why not. However looking at the picture my concern is the gap where the nut was. It could be a week point. I…"
Mar 28
Blues Frog commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome to the addiction Bill. Questions aren't a nuisance, they are a part of what we all do here. There's a lot of instruction from building to playing on this site. I think you'll like it here. Enjoy !!"
Mar 23
Blues Frog commented on Mark Bowen's blog post String retractor
"I did something along the same lines on my last build. I didn't make a rig, but when I had to adjust the nut height, I loosened the strings and pulled them over, out of the  way while I worked. Your idea looks good especially for bridge…"
Mar 12
Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Mine started out when I was looking for a project to keep me busy. I found the Gitty kit on line and thought it would be fun to build. Only problem was it only took me a half an hour to complete. Well it sounded so good that I did some research on…"
Feb 10
Blues Frog replied to E.Z. "Easy" Mucy's discussion A project that might give you some ideas
"Thanks EZ, It has a nice sound to it. No hum from the pickups. It's strictly slide but it sounds good and it is fun to play with. The piece fell off my old lawn mower and sat on a chimney block for three years. I finally decided it should be a…"
Feb 2

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching cigar box guitars
How many instruments have you built so far?
Too many for someone who isn't selling them.....
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the fact that I can take anything that I have and make an instrument out of it

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At 8:21pm on January 13, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

i hear you about the obsession with CBG's. my son thinks i'm weird because i took apart an old showerhead...the thing with all the holes that the water goes through will make a nice speaker cover

At 1:07pm on January 6, 2016, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
Hi, haven't been to my page in a long time, just saw your post. I don't have a real shop, just my workbench in the basement and power tools in garage. I'm just outside the village, where are you at?
At 6:13pm on December 23, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Cheers man , if we chat before , have a great Xmas :-)

Shaun.

At 11:17pm on December 22, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Hi Blues Frog , just enjoyed watching your videos. You don't see many people using full size humbuckers. I have a pair of 'em from a Satellite Les Paul I broke in 1986 ! Is there a reason they're not used much? Sure sounds good on your CBG . 

At 5:11pm on November 26, 2015, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Blues...

At 7:50am on August 2, 2015, Uncle John said…

Blues Frog, it's good to have you for a CBN friend.

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One Man's Garbage......

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 9:57pm 14 Comments

Went to the transfer station today and this is what I found! A pile of cigar boxes just sitting there!

I couldn't just leave them there! There's too much potential.

What do you think?…

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