Jim Morris
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  • Springfield, WV
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Jim Morris's Discussions

Non CB instruments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Lindahl Apr 1, 2020. 6 Replies

I sure hope no one minds me posting non CB instruments. About half my builds are CB related and the other half is stuff like cooke tins,salad bowls and whatever. This is just a real good way to keep…Continue


Started Jul 27, 2012 0 Replies

Just wondering if any other cigar boxers out there attend festivals like the Appalachian String Band (Clifftop) Festival which happens this coming week? Acoustic music - mostly traditional but with…Continue

Video Cams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

My old camera's doing some strange things to the vid's I try to post. Any recommendations for one that does a good job in the $100 range?Continue


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Latest Activity

Jim Morris replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2020
"I just sent you an mp3 of my Christmas Dram song. Hope it made the deadline! Thank you for doing this album once again Steven!"
Dec 21, 2020
Jim Morris replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM 2020
"I'd better get busy my friend!"
Dec 11, 2020
JD commented on Jim Morris's photo

Gas Can 6 String

"Hi Jim, I have a similar can and a friend asked me to build him a banjo. How did it sound? would you recommend using this type of can? Also. how did you attach the neck to the can?  Thanks, JD"
Sep 2, 2020
Order99 liked Jim Morris's photo
Apr 18, 2020
J.Rob commented on Jim Morris's video

Sandy Boys on Cigar Box Banjo

"Back for another listen. The claw hammer style picking is so cool.  Be safe my Friend.  "
Apr 9, 2020
Jim Morris commented on Dave Lynas's video


"Very cool Dave!"
Apr 3, 2020
Keith Rearick liked Jim Morris's discussion Non CB instruments
Apr 1, 2020
Kenneth Lindahl replied to Jim Morris's discussion Non CB instruments
"I make salad bowl/ hockey stick gitfiddles I consiter them CBGs  I also make jumping jiminees \stumpf fiddles \ boobmas  mikes and amps too  Pix to come  "
Apr 1, 2020
Jim Morris commented on Uncle John's video

Unc's work shed

"Thanks for the tour Unc. I'm more than ankle deep in sawdust myself until spring cleaning can happen. The quarantine might be good for something after all!"
Mar 19, 2020
Jim Morris commented on Uncle John's video

Quarantine Blues

"Great stuff Unc! See you at Cally Fest. Yeah Move It On Over and Don't Stand So Close To Me!"
Mar 19, 2020
Jim Morris commented on James O Lunsford's video

Rocking out on cigar Box Dulcimer

"Mighty fine James O!"
Mar 19, 2020
Jim Morris commented on Daniel Hulbert's video

Cigar Box Lyre

"Very cool Daniel!"
Jan 18, 2020
J.Rob commented on Jim Morris's video
Jan 9, 2020
Danny Gordon commented on Jim Morris's video

Sandy Boys on Cigar Box Banjo

"That banjo sounds amazing"
Jan 6, 2020
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Jan 6, 2020
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Jan 6, 2020

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Never know!

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 12:18pm 9 Comments

A while back a fellow came into my shop in WV while visiting his parents who live nearby. He purchased a Gourd Banjo and CB Fiddle, my two highest priced items, saying he was a musician and composer from California. I got nosy and looked him up. This is him!!


Well dammit

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:40pm 16 Comments

Lost two friends today within 24 hours. One was a well known rockabilly guitarist and bass player for Danny Gatton and the Fat Boys.  Billy Hancock used to come to my gigs and be real supportive of what I was playing.


The second friend was less well known but we played gigs together since we were teenagers. Here's to you Chuck B

Excellent book about the history of diddley bows

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:35pm 1 Comment


Guys, if you have any interest in diddley bows and the history of instruments check out this fine book by Phil Thomas. The link takes you to a free ebook that's quite informative and interesting. His video Desert Surfin' has…


$9.99 Violin?

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 12 Comments


How in the world? I came across this on ebay and thought it must be a misprint. Violin, case, bow, rosin and free shipping from Belgium. How is…


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At 1:43pm on June 5, 2020, RTZGUITARS said…

HI Jim,
 I noticed a void on the front page so I  stopped by. I see your last post is mid April, hope all is well with you and your family. Crazy crazy days

At 8:42pm on November 15, 2018, Poorness Studios said…

Hey man. Great to meet you at Speal's as well. That cookie tin banjo you made was awesome! Thanks for brining it.

At 5:51pm on September 27, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hello Jim ! im glad you liked it, greeettsszz A.D.

At 2:29pm on June 1, 2018, Kevin Perlic said…

I thought so too but, when I tried to send you a message you didn't appear in the list.  Anyway, I know you are a busy fella but let me know if you are interested in the Fade to Black tune.  AP says you are the perfect guy and he has plans for a video as well. I don't have any time table on it, just at your leisure if you are interested.

At 3:57pm on May 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi There Jim Thanks for your Kind words ! Greeeeettszz  A.D.

At 12:17pm on March 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Jim ! yep balance is the key ! not to much, and not to little ! glad you liked it ! gREEEEETTSSS ZZZ a.d.

At 1:41pm on March 3, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Jim ! are you releasing on a Major  or a Indipendent label? and is it all free in your place to realease any kind of record? pay any sucsession rights?  how many are gonna press 500-1000 ? what is custumary in your place ?

At 11:11am on January 7, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Jim i Made 65 so if thats in your Range ! You are, your older? and John & Wes are Younger?i know that James is in my range, and AGP # from down under , but there must be more ! Thanks for the like and greeetings ! A.D.

At 7:31am on December 4, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks Jim! pleased whit your kind like ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 1:05pm on November 15, 2017, jeffrey ross said…

Well Jim,

Based on the number of variables involved I think I will forward your pricing info. I may try to do a fiddle build but would have to fine tune my skills before a sellable one is complete. My customer is looking for Christmas. What is your lead time and what info would you need?




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