BrianQ.
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
How many instruments have you built so far?
Lost count?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
How many famous musicians have started on them

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"Roll on down the track, with your bad self,Dave! Great stuff!"
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"I would’ve done the same? Be a shame not to build something out of it. I’m really digging that!!!"
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"Now that’s nice!!! Slide that puppy til’ my arm falls off!!!"
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Move over brand new shiny guitar, Here comes my Cigar Box Guitar!!!

Way back when i was younger I always asked for a guitar,but i didn't get it. My dad would always say " Bo Diddley made his guitar with a cigar box and a piece o' wood". And i always looked athim like as if he were crazy. A few years later, I had a friend that wanted to leave his jacked up guitar at my house. The neck was broken away from the body,with only 3 strings and  he had no intentions of comin' back for it. what do I do with a guitar that can't be played? Bo Diddley! Yeah! That's it! I glued and screwed the broken off neck and bridge to a Hava-Tampa cigar box, thus creating my first guitar and cigar box guitar!
Twenty years later, I discovered "cigar box guitars" group strictly by accident, triggering my long lost love for all things cigar box. Isn't it funny how life comes full circle sometimes?

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At 11:25am on December 14, 2018, Frank Klein said…

Thanks,

Looking forward to building my first.

--Frank

At 8:44pm on December 10, 2018, mitch jones said…

Cheers mate! I've been looking around here for a while, thought I might as well join!

At 6:08pm on December 7, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

dono about hipsters ,but if you got a beard your easy mistaken for one, the thing is made to real time immetate te  string ,picking strumming, and all other action on a guitar, it dont look shit, but ,then on the other hand it can be neat? did you hear or played it? yep the 12 string dobro is something aint it !!

At 2:56pm on December 6, 2018, Dana Meek said…

Thank you!

At 1:49pm on December 5, 2018, Lewis Gorr said…

Hey:

Thanks Brian very informative I will string it up and see what buddy can do with it. I kind of like the sound of D,G,B,E.

Lew.

At 5:44am on December 5, 2018, Lewis Gorr said…

Hi Brian:

What would be the best strings on a 4 string I was planning on 13,17,26,46

I don't play myself, but have a friend that made a living at it so I will let him have a go at it..

Any help will be appreciated. 

Thanks. Lew.

At 5:40pm on December 4, 2018, Alan C. Zimmer said…

I want to buy one already made.

At 9:23pm on December 3, 2018, Dan Chenault said…

Thanks! I'm also in a club in Dallas, Guys Building Guitars. Feel free to check us out on facebook.

At 6:53pm on December 3, 2018, w. matthew thompson said…

Thanks for the welcome. Definately gonna work my way around the resources!

At 12:39am on December 1, 2018, the anonymous pick said…

LOL,  I'm addicted to that stuff !  seriously , I should own stock  in  Timmies .  

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