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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
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BrianQ. replied to Bruce Young's discussion LMM GDG strings.
"Not stepping on any toes, you’re not the 1st nor last to use that configuration, but definitely a good tone for a cbg?  Also good for DAD tuning? Thanx for sharing, may the blues be with you :)"
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AGP #353 - ''Bundy Bear''

"That’s nice!!! "
BrianQ. commented on Dave Lynas's video

Meditation Medication

"Kool, almost sounds like a Downtown Vinnie title? :)"
Craig Cole left a comment for BrianQ.
"Thanks & I've already subscribed to his channel. Sweet!"
BrianQ. commented on Uncle Gus's video

Cigar Box Bass

"Love me some distorted bass!!! Diggin’ that headstock tho!!"
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BrianQ. commented on Downtown Vinnie's video

Don't Ya Rush to Judgement Featuring the Effervescent Derekovan on vocals

"Right on, brothas!!! You hit the nail right on the head!"

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 1:57pm on April 17, 2019, Craig Cole said…

Thanks & I've already subscribed to his channel. Sweet!

At 3:04pm on April 16, 2019, Brendan Kinane said…

Thanks Brian,

Glad to be on board.

At 7:14pm on April 2, 2019, George Miller said…

Thanks Brian. I've been "lurking" around "the nation" for the last few months while I did a few builds. There is an amazing amount of information exchanged here and if I think I've got anything that others may benefit from I'll be sure to share. 

At 12:25pm on April 2, 2019, j-v said…

thank's for "la bienvenue" ..

At 3:54pm on March 30, 2019, Slim said…

thanks for the welcome 

At 8:12am on March 28, 2019, Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

Thanks for the welcome, my neighbor who tinkers with "canjos" got me hooked. Hopefully I'll have my first build soon!

At 4:54pm on March 26, 2019, Mike said…
Thanks!! I appreciate the welcome!
At 5:30pm on March 23, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks on that info BrianQ, did not now that Jack Black was Native American!  

At 1:39am on March 16, 2019, StinkBugGuitars said…

Thanks! :)

At 2:01pm on March 14, 2019, Michael Pounds said…

Thanks for the welcome. Good to be here.

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