Chris Bohlman
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal & C.B. Gitty
How many instruments have you built so far?
I play 'em, don't build 'em.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
A lot of folks ask why I play cigar box guitars, considering how rough, unpolished, and often out-of-tune they sound. To that I say, "Have you heard me sing? They are a perfect match for my vocals!"

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New song: THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 8:11am 1 Comment

I never truly understood the adage that individual guitars can help one write specific songs until I got into CBG about a year ago. Recently, I purchased the A.J. Gaither "Arkanasas Tenor" from C.B, Gitty, and that little wooden box is the best typewriter I have ever owned. Here is the first tune I penned on it called, "The Cigar Box Guitar," written from the imagined perspective of A.J. Hope the lyrics speak to the builders on the site. Been working it out live, and will post a video when I… Continue

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At 4:31pm on August 28, 2016, Jim Morris said…

Thanks Chris. Good to meet you too. I enjoyed the entire festival and was happy to be able to talk with some new folks.

At 5:07pm on August 22, 2016, Jason Johnson said…

Hi Chris, most videos are done just with iphone. However some I do with a DAW recording program and shure sm57 mics. Usually you can see mics in my video when I do that though....

So if you can't see a mic, I got away with just iphone recording for audio (:

At 4:29pm on August 20, 2016, Jason Johnson said…

H there Chris, video was done with a iphone help with a microphone stand. Natural light is pretty easy to film in.

 
 
 

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