"You're right about starting. I watched my neighbor in my RV park for almost a yr building canjos,( which I had no interest in building, but mildly curious about) it wast until he started building CBGs that I really took notice. The…"
"LOL not arguing on any of that... his website actually led down many other circuitous paths, and in part eventually led me here to Cigar Box Nation. One of the wonderful bits about the Internet is ideas and experiments, no matter how small and…"
"Checked out the video in the tubular bell section, not to be critical. Although some of the ideas are unique attempts at reinventing the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for experimenting, God knows we'd be in the dark ages with out…"
I’m seeing the whole CBG revolution as being:HistoricalCollaborativeInnovativeExperimental (Building on history, collaboration and innovation)In that spirit, and given I have my own soapbox blog on CB Nation (yay!), I want to introduce a link for an interesting fellow in the UK, that somehow fits into the whole CBG Esprit de Corps:Tom Foxhttps://vulpestruments.comSome of his work might be another world away from CBG, but was interested to see some of his…See More
The simple Piezo Disc pickup is one of the most underrated sound devices. Sure, they work great as internal pickups for our cigar box guitars, but have you ever considered other possibilities? See Shane Speal's "Spring Thing" instrument (below) created by Shane Speal as a way to introduce you to new options for sound design, special effects and possibly inventing new and exotic instruments.Post your weird creations, sound machines and otherworldly piezo instruments here! See More
This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Cigar box guitars are very... interesting... and meaningful.
I’ve been looking at building Asian single string zithers with timber bamboo... but went off on a tangent, considering making 3 string fretless guitars... what sent me on the tangent was watching some of Shane’s videos.
And... I live in Central America, haven’t met any like-minded individuals, so getting a looper, building a magnetic coil drone machine, and... we’ll see what happens.