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Hey there, I'm Donkey!

Welcome to my page on Cigar Box Nation

Just like you, I love building cigar box guitars.

Building these musical instruments -- often from things never intended to make music -- brings real joy into my life.

I'm not a highly visible member of the Nation. Not by a long shot.

But I love seeing the amazing work others do and the overwhelming grace extended between members as they help, encourage, and inspire each other to build and play.

If you'd like to connect, simply leave a comment on my wall in the box below.

And if you scroll down this page a little further, you may find a blog post, or two, that interests you.

Thanks for reading!

Donkey's Blog

Do Write Songs On Your Cigar Box Guitar?

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 8:00am 14 Comments

Do you write entire songs on your cigar box guitar?

Do you write songs to be played with a…

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Piezo & Magnetic Pickups | Linked Article & My Two Cents

Posted on January 29, 2019 at 3:00pm 9 Comments

Here's a short primer for anyone new to cigar box guitar…

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Horrifying Tale Sets Fuming Cigar Box Guitar Builder Straight

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 11:30am 7 Comments

Blown 30 feet high by an improvised explosive device, United States Marine Jake Schick suffered collapsed lungs, multiple fractures, burn holes over his body, and significant ligament and bone loss. All the while, he never lost consciousness.

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At 6:47pm on February 20, 2019, Poorness Studios said…

Thanks for the comment on my latest video. I really appreciate it and I'm glad you liked it.

At 2:01pm on February 8, 2019, Jim Morris said…

I truly appreciate your kind words on my latest video! Thank you!

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Through connecting with Ben "Gitty" Baker of cbgitty.com.
How many instruments have you built so far?
As I don't keep count, it's tough to say. However, I can tell you I've built enough CBGs to know I'm pretty well hooked.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The DIY spirit.

Even though a cigar box guitar can be a wonderfully complex and intricate work of functioning art, I prefer the simpler, folk art aspect of building CBGs.

And while I do buy many parts to build my guitars -- as opposed to building with 100% repurposed objects -- each instrument I've built makes me feel a little closer to the DIY spirit that I love about the people who built the country in which I live.
 
 
 

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