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I have never build a Cigar Box Guitar!

Now, I am one of those people who has never build a cigar box guitar. Really!That's because I'm living on a lonesome hill in central Portugal and I just didn't find any cigar box here. Call me a "purist" but I do not want to buy a box or any other part for that matter. Not only because of the choice once made to go and live in a place where modern gadgets haven't set foot on the…See More
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License plate 3-string with knee stand

"Useful knee stand accessory."
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I have never build a Cigar Box Guitar!

Posted on June 15, 2019 at 6:45am 3 Comments

Now, I am one of those people who has never build a cigar box guitar. Really!



That's because I'm living on a lonesome hill in central Portugal and I just didn't find any cigar box here. Call me a "purist" but I do not want to buy a box or any other part for that matter. Not only because of the choice once made to go and live in a place where modern gadgets…

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The "Coevorden Special" on the road

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 6:47am 0 Comments

After a week of playing several gigs on the "Coevorden Special" it turns out to be a reliable little box guitar with a great sound, especially during the jazzy solo's.

(balcony concert at the town square, Tomar) 

It's new owner, Canadian singer/songwriter Robert Burton Hubele, seems to be very happy with it. Even though we…

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Four times a RGB part #2

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Unloading wood in the middle of the night.

It's hard to find the right wood here in Portugal.  Thanks to a local furniture maker we got…

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Four times a RBG part #1

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Starting a new project...



4 Recycled Box Guitars....

nr.1  beetle perforated pine

nr.2  a recycled phonograph panel

nr.3  combined oak drawer pieces

nr.4  a 17th century curved panel…

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Midnight on the Water and Grumpy Old Man

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My new Volvocaster

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