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What's your day job?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan May 11, 2016. 60 Replies

I'm sure there are a bunch of you folks that have a musical foundation in your occupation, but for the rest of us who do this purely as a hobby I'm curious what it is you do to pay for your CBG…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Google search for CBG
How many instruments have you built so far?
50 and counting
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I've spent thousands on traditional guitars, so far I've built a dozen for under $200 and they're way more fun to play

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BIG Thank You!!!!

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 9:17am 0 Comments

Earlier this week I posted a problem I was having with my guitars.  No matter what pickups I used, I always got an annoying buzz and needed to sort it out.  I've only been at this about 3 months and suffer from the Newbie Blues, making obvious mistakes and a little timid to ask for help.

I received over 70 replies between my post and messenger.  EVERY SINGLE ONE of them were supportive and helpful.  I probably learned more about guitar electronic basics in one day than 15 years…

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Need wiring help!!!

Posted on November 3, 2015 at 8:12am 3 Comments

I've been making CBGs for a few months now.  So far I have 16 that range from simple 3 string acoustic slide guitars to fully fretted 4 string 2 humbucker electric.  I love the hobby and try to do something different with each one but I've hit a snag.  All my electric guitars, other than ones with piezo pickups, have an annoying buzz when I plug them in.

I've tried humbuckers, coil pickups and clip-on acoustic pickups (mounted as a surface mic).  Some I've soldered and some were…

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At 7:15am on October 14, 2015, Uncle John said…

The turpentine man!  Lots of cool builds from you.  Good to have you for  a CBN friend.

At 8:37am on October 13, 2015, wes carl said…

nice stuff keep it up

At 8:30pm on October 12, 2015, Blues Frog said…

Likin the builds. 

Happy to accept your friend request.

At 10:51am on October 12, 2015, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Thanks for the friend request, Jason. I like what you build!
 
 
 

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