Mike Simpson
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Mike Simpson replied to BlueBird J's discussion im a bit new myself in the group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"hi we do have a CBG group in Sacramento CA. Left handed is NO problem, after all, there are no rules (for the most part) Mike"
Jan 23
Mike Simpson replied to Tom T's discussion Headless Travel Guitar in the group 6 string CBG's
"Aha! No wonder I couldn't see how that worked. I have never seen anyone hide the tuning posts, but it does give a super clean look, and less to snag on. Thanks for answering, and quickly too!  I have a new project that I will share when…"
Dec 10, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to Tom T's discussion Headless Travel Guitar in the group 6 string CBG's
"Hi Looks great! But, I cannot figure out how you restring it? Good job! Mike"
Dec 9, 2018
Mike Simpson joined BeetleJuice!'s group
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6 string CBG's

Everything 6 string and only six stringers...post yer stuff here...don't let it get lost in the random photo secition!
Nov 26, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to Paul Marmen's discussion String tension on neck in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If you do neck through, then there is very little tension on the box, since you are pulling from tuner, to the tail of the neck, so as long as the neck is properly stiff, I have not had any problems yet. However, I am playing the 8th one I have…"
Jun 29, 2018
Mike Simpson commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi what do you mean by "double core"? Mike in Sacramento CA."
Jun 23, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to James Matthews's discussion Tenor Uke, Banjo Fret Templates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi what I think you can do is find out the scale length of the instruments you like, and if they are on the same type scale as guitar and ukulele, you can simply set the scale lenght on Fretfinder or similar program. Make sense? Mike "
Jun 7, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to rodger moore's discussion Glues? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi I use Titebond, and super glue ( just switched up to a thickened type), and Hot glue. each for it's own uses. Mike"
May 15, 2018
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May 14, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to Michelle Ray's discussion License plate top or wood? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, IF you use the plate as the top (open underneath) you should get a "tinny" sound, reminding you of a resonator, with wood fully underneath, if the plate is not tight, you'll get a bunch of buzzing  i would think. I have some…"
May 10, 2018
Mike Simpson commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Thomas, I have seen people use a cut down metal spatula (pancake flipper type) Mike"
Apr 4, 2018
Mike Simpson replied to Stogie Guitars (Dave)'s discussion What area are you from? in the group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"Hi all, new here in Sacramento area. I have met, and shared good times with Will King who, to my good fortune, lives less than 2 miles from me. I have one almost completed, and 3 more in process. Mike"
Feb 28, 2018
Mike Simpson joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

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
Feb 23, 2018
Mike Simpson joined Jeff's group
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California CBGs

Group designated for CBG builders, players, enthusiasts to network and inform of upcoming events, shows, and building supply locations in California. Everyone welcome to join!
Feb 23, 2018
Mike Simpson joined Laurie Lee Campbell's group
Feb 23, 2018
Mike Simpson is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
Feb 1, 2018

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
YouTube
How many instruments have you built so far?
working on #7
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I sing rock and roll and blues, and have been meaning to build these for several years, I have already built some of the guitars I play.

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