Larry McPheeters
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Are there any CBG players and builders out west other then Me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry McPheeters May 5, 2009. 5 Replies


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I've been making musical instruments since I was 17 years old. Recently in the last few years I met the boys from CBG at yahoo and started making CBGs. Wow these things are great. I've gotten a ton of mileage out of them. I started teaching CBG making at the California Conservation Corps. here at Tahoe and the young people love them. I guess there'll be a new generation CBG players.
So much for now.
Larry McPheeters

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New buildings at the school are finished.

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 11:40am 4 Comments

Hi all, It's been a long time coming but the new buildings are finished at the school and I can start the Cigar box guitar classes once again. I start this weekend and will continue from now on. I had to change the classes for the last few years to things like jewelry making do to not having a place to do the shop classes but that has come to an end. I'll post pictures as I can. you can reach through the club or here,…


Back to teaching CBGs

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 7:12pm 1 Comment

I am back to teaching CBG building at the CCC. Had the first class today. The 9 students watched songs inside the box.Then we discussed the history the the instrument. Next week they start building.

Back to teach musical instruments at the CCC

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

Hi All, It's been along time since I've posted a blog. Here is what's new. l'll begain working back at the Cs on sunday. I'll take this first day to get the Kids ( 18 to 23) used to having me there and finding out who is insterested in making musical instruments, Then to the planning stage. I've already spent close to $150 on supplies. I'll be buying on ebay so if you see (wlknstk) bidding on supplies you know it's me buying for the classes. I'll be keeping all of you updated on my classes and… Continue

Things are looking up

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 11:52am 0 Comments

It's been a while since I've been here, I've been busy with my new business. Ted I'll go to the new website and log in. Hey Guy's I just got an email from a music store in Placerville, The owner wants some of my guitars in the store.what a treat!. The State sent an email and asked me to come in and give them another application to teach. Looks like things are looking up.


Trying to get back to teaching CBG building

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:43am 0 Comments

I was at the conservation corps. yesterday seeing if the funds were there for me to start the classes again. I'll know next month. I am excited to get back to teaching cbg building again.

Trying to get back to teaching CBG building

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:43am 0 Comments

I was at the conservation corps. yesterday seeing if the funds were there for me to start the classes again. I'll know next month. I am excited to get back to teaching cbg building again.

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At 7:16am on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your reply. I'm looking for players to post instructional videos about how to play their creations. We are swamped here with building information, but playing lessons are at a shortage. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy.
At 5:36pm on August 23, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 11:09pm on July 26, 2009, Max Shores said…
Hi Larry,

I haven't heard from anyone from Deeproots Media yet but I'll be happy to talk with them. I haven't had a chance to check out your video yet but I will soon.

At 2:00pm on June 4, 2009, SailorTD said…
Hey Larry,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm not real active on the nation lately. My brother, Steve "Bonehead" Dahm, is definitely the talent in the family. I visited him in Bend this past January and we built some guitars together. It was fun. I have some tools and materials here at home in southern Cali and I'm going to put some more together one o these days. Look forward to getting more pix online too. Take care.

Terry "SailorTD" Dahm
At 1:41am on May 26, 2009, Jack Dudley said…
Hey Larry! Thanks for the interest. I'll be loading pics as I have a chance. I just finished 6 new Sipsey River Steels. Youre probably curious what they are. They are basically carved out cypress knees that I have made into lap steels. If you read my blog, you'll see that it was kind of a fluke! They sound incredible, and I've decided to make a go of building and hopefully selling some. I'll be loading pictures of the finished ones, and some links to youtube videos and music files as soon as we finish them. Have a great one! Jack
At 1:34pm on May 22, 2009, Captain Burlap said…
Keep up the good work! It's great to see your work and how you are teaching others about homemade instruments.
At 9:34pm on May 11, 2009, Jane G. Moyen said… have been so influenced as a young person...i think what you are doing is amazing!!
At 9:27pm on May 11, 2009, Jane G. Moyen said…
yah...just a couple...will try posting something...but really i still can't play...just a wannabe that likes to sing
At 11:42pm on May 8, 2009, Joe Hardin said…
Thanks larry for the kind words. I just finished my first CGB this afternoon and it is a lot of fun. I post some picts tomorrow. Looks like you have quite an operation going on as well and doing some really nice work. I like the mountain dulcimer . Take care
At 12:29am on May 7, 2009, joni bishop said…
Hey Larry, Thanks..I've only made one CBG so far, but I have plans to do more. I like the fender neck i see in your photos. I guess I'll have to get a band saw and have at it! Really nice pics. Thnaks for getting in touch....More soon, Joni

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