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Queensland Annual CigarBox Guitar Festival/ Juke Joint night. . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Hutchins Dec 16, 2009. 9 Replies

Are there enough of you CBGers out there to put on an annual CBG/Blues festival?Maybe a "Juke Joint" Night somewhere, say once a month, in different places. . .anybody had experience in this area in…Continue


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At 4:19pm on January 24, 2013, Pamela Philpot said…

Hi there, Paul. My husband and I met you at Eumundi Markets some weeks ago and my husband was very interested to ask you all about the guitars, and he bought a CD. He's really taken an interest and wants to learn to play. His birthday is coming up in February and I would like to get him a cigar box guitar. I know you run courses in making them, but we are in Canberra. I have found the CB Gitty website, so I could order a kit from America for making a cigar box guitar, but I'm wondering if there's any way to do this closer to home. It would be good to get hold of something inside Australia. Do you sell the kits, or already made guitars? Otherwise, can you suggest anyone else? I'm keen to get hold of something before 15 February, if I can.



At 8:49am on October 20, 2010, K Trew said…
Hi Paul
My dad say your cigar box guitars at the markets and loved them. We were hoping to get him one for Christmas. Do you have a website where the are for sale? my email is We live in Perth WA.
At 11:13pm on August 19, 2010, Graham said…
nah mate, just not much happening there at the moment - and easier for me to just go to one site - cheers
At 3:52am on January 21, 2010, Penny Nelson said…
Hey good luck with the move.... as Gary will be up there this weekend you should get him to
At 6:13pm on January 17, 2010, Paul Thorley said…
hOPE THESE DIAGRAMS i MADE MAKE SENSE TO YOU dIANNE, sorry caps lock on. . .:)
At 6:12pm on January 17, 2010, Paul Thorley said…

At 4:11am on January 17, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Paul, that sounds like a great idea. Could you take a photo of that wire bending jig and post it so I can see it? I would appreciate it very much. Thank you for the advice. Great idea.
At 4:08am on January 17, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Thank you, Paul.
At 12:29pm on January 16, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Paul, you have made some very nice CBGs. I love the jukebox one; it is beautiful. All of them are beautiful. You are very talented and have great ideas. Very nice job.
Penny said you used metal clothes hangers for fret wires. Can you give me some tips on using them? I am working on my first tin CBG. I am using the metal coat hangers for fret wire. I have already cut them up, but now need to file them to shorten for the slots on the neck. I would appreciate it very much if you could give me some advice. Thanks.
At 6:38pm on January 12, 2010, Tony Lazarski ( said…
Paul Nice Builds!!! Yeah!

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