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The 3 String Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 24, 2016. 11 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought about these 3 string bridges? Do you like to use them? If not, what do you like to use as a bridge? ThanksContinue

I need some help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 31, 2016. 17 Replies

I've built four cbgs. Three of them are completely built by me, while the fourth has a neck from delta groove. Two of them have a fender strat scale length, while the other two have a 24.5 inch scale…Continue

 

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"Plunk?   Yup, on what Dave and Daniel said.  Good to hear you, John"
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This is a Cigar Box Guitar I made for Joe. Last summer, him and his wife made a dream come true and took my wife and I to Wrigley Field. That was a place i'v...
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
7-8
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Honestly...they've given me life again. It's hard to explain, but I hit a real low point in life. I was really down...but I rediscovered the blues, and soon after, "roots-music", and from that Cigar Box Guitars. I just found something real...and my life, needed some real stuff in it again. This stuff really means a lot to me. I don't know where I would be with out it.

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At 9:29pm on October 7, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hey John, glad to be a friend. .. Dave
At 10:10am on September 22, 2017, Michael F. Copado said…

So did you just glue it to the underside of the box?

At 10:09pm on January 25, 2017, Derek Rose said…

You are welcome, John. Keep up the good work!

At 7:42am on November 10, 2016, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Thanks for the friend request.
I like what you build!
At 8:51am on July 11, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John.

At 5:17pm on July 10, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John, will try (harder) and see what happens.

At 6:07pm on July 2, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Hi John, just watch your 2 string base vid, which 2 strings did you use and what tuning?

At 4:24am on May 3, 2016, wes carl said…

Thanks for the invite John

At 11:53am on December 27, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

Things are good, 2 days after Christmas.  Too much food, too much work, too little sleep.  Feels like someone got me down and polished their boots on me... ;-).... hope your Christmas was at least as much fun!!!!

At 11:26am on December 20, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

where are you in Missouri.  I'm now located in Springfield, MO

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I could use some advice, wisdom, two cents, and several experience stories!

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Howdy, folks! 

I have some interesting news. After chatting with the fine folks who run local annual Comic Book Convention, I've decided to go ahead and rent a table/booth selling my CBG's, handmade old-school instruments, and other blues related stuff. The surroundings might be unusual, but the folks who run it are really wanting me to bring my stuff...and something different...to their show. In fact, when we talked about it, they were already sold out of vendor space, but told me…

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