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Lost count?
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How many famous musicians have started on them

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BrianQ. replied to Rooster Reaves's discussion Hurdy Gurdy
"Here’s an old one:   cb gitty also sells a kit on their site?"
Aug 9
BrianQ. commented on Ricky's photo
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BrianQ. commented on High Bird Handcrafted Instuments's photo

Fox Kestrel - Diddley bow

"Nice lookin strummer!"
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for Taffy

"Hello there..."
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Dan Bau -Asian one string instrument

"Kool, a few of my vietnamese friends play these, great stuff Randy!"
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BrianQ. replied to Paul Craig's discussion New Modular Guitar
"Somebody makes one of these modular guitars about every few years since the later 60’s & they’re still not catching on?"
Aug 4
BrianQ. replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Regretful Post
"Well put taff..."
Aug 4
BrianQ. replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Files for nut slots?
"I’ve seen those in Home Depot, they’re pretty much same as the cb gitty one, but half the price $3.97?  You’ll eventually need this tool anyway if you make your own nuts/bridges? And, no it’s not too much to file nut…"
Jul 28

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 6:22am on June 14, 2019, Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

Brian, I know this is a long time in coming, but thank you! I finally got aroundtoit looking around on my page.

At 8:17pm on May 26, 2019, Dickie said…

Thanks for the info.  I have bought a couple of cigar boxes and starting to plan my first build.  Probably have some questions along the way.  Looks like this site is a great source of info.  Thanks.

At 12:46pm on May 23, 2019, Kevin Korfanta said…


At 11:37am on May 23, 2019, Fred Lanzarotti said…

Cheers Brian...nice to be here

At 3:02am on May 11, 2019, Mikko Syrjänen said…

Thank you Brian for the welcome! Great site and community, I am glad to join.

At 12:30am on May 11, 2019, Bill said…
Thanks for the welcome, Brian.
Just a raw beginner here, but watching, ant trying to follow some of the videos.
At 7:22am on May 1, 2019, Luke Mailey said…

Thank you!

At 8:40pm on April 25, 2019, David Osbourn said…

Thank You.

At 6:52pm on April 25, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the feedback BrainQ, i did file a report, and wait what comes out

At 6:15pm on April 23, 2019, Jacques Aube said…

Thanks for the welcome

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