Blues Frog
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Blues Frog's Discussions

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 Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Paul, Its a Marshall Lead 12. An old one my brother had and gave to me. I had to replace the Volume pot to make it work. Great little amp. My girlfriend's mother used to work for DMV. When they came out with the "Liberty" plate they…"
Jan 9
Blues Frog replied to Taffy Evans's discussion An experiment.....
"Nice.  That's a great sounding guitar Taff. Nice blues sound from that."
Jan 6
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Finally finished my license plate guitar. "
Jan 5
Blues Frog replied to Kevin Keating's discussion Cases for CBG's
"I only have one hard case for my first build. I made the case for it. I know there have been forums on this before. The link by BrianQ should be helpful."
Nov 12, 2019
Blues Frog replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion What does your workshop look like?
"I wish Taff. Its a good thing I live by myself. With all the different things I make and build I have all sorts of parts and pieces hanging around with no good place to store them. Plus I'm a bit of an organized slob. As it says on the sign on…"
Oct 31, 2019
Blues Frog replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion What does your workshop look like?
"This is my indoor workshop. Now you know what my outdoor shop looks like too. IMG_20191030_222816%5B1%5D.jpg"
Oct 30, 2019
Blues Frog replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Where or How did you come up with your handle (nickname)
"So I got started in making CBGs and decided I had to have a Brand Name. Just for fun. So I decided to come up with something from my initials, BF.  Well being that its CBGs, Blues sounded good for the "B", but what to do for the…"
Oct 6, 2019
Blues Frog replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion CNC carving machine
"Wait! How did I get drawn into this?"
Oct 6, 2019
Blues Frog commented on Ville Vornanen's video
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MOONSHINE MOJO - Come On Into My Parlor (2019)

"Thumbs up to that one! Nice Vid. Enjoyed the music."
Oct 2, 2019
Blues Frog commented on Uncle John's video
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Hobo Song ~ Original by Joe Caruso, Daniel Walter and me.

"A nice piece of work there Uncle John. A very well told story. I like the sound of your Git and the harmonica together. Keep on playin!"
Sep 25, 2019
Blues Frog commented on Sean Murphy's blog post Fretboard wood - what to do, what to do?
"I have made a git with a zebrawood fretboard. It came out great. I used maple for the neck but I bet it would work great with the mahogany neck."
Aug 15, 2019
Blues Frog replied to Andries D. EKER's discussion SCRAPPING old Guitars for useble PARTS?
"My first build was made with a double humbucker pickup that had come out of an old Cort Les Paul copy that fell over and cracked the back of the neck. It was the last part I had left. I had originally made it into an acoustic pickup that mounted…"
Aug 15, 2019
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
" I use Neodynium magnets on my pickups. The blade has a bar magnet on the bottom of it. The three poles are neodynium pole magnets. They are super strong magnets and I know that makes some sort of difference. I have only done the three poles…"
Aug 3, 2019
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I've made a couple of 3 pole pickups and one blade type. The poles are very clean sounding but the blade has a bit more crunch to it. don't know why. It's all new to me too. But as the time goes by I will experiment more."
Aug 2, 2019
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion Another new used guitar day!
"I get it Paul. Last year I was at a flea market and this one booth had three different acoustic guitars for sale. I picked a small Oscar Schmidt by Washburn student size. The bridge had started to peel up on one corner. I repaired it and restrung it…"
Jul 31, 2019
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Well there are a few things on my bench right now. Working on a License Plate Guitar, at my leisure. Been making resin picks, and I have had this idea in my mind for awhile so I decided to finally do it. A couple of years ago I built a slow speed…"
Jul 31, 2019

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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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