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2019 Huntsville CBG Festival???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barking Dog Arts May 14. 27 Replies

I was thinking about going to Hunstville this year for the CBG fest but I can't find any information about it online. I know it typically happens in late May or early June so I figured it would be…Continue

The new photos widget is driving me nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Poorness Studios May 7. 16 Replies

NOTE: this thread is not about uploading. It's about the way photos are displaying on our profile pages.It looks like the my photos widget (displays photos on our profiles) was updated recently. Its…Continue


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Looking for CBG’s at DIGF

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 7:00am 4 Comments

This past weekend was the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival (DIGF). The 3-day event is the largest guitar show in the United States. It attracts attendees from all over the US as well as abroad. It spans many types of…


Finding Xanadu in Memphis

Posted on April 13, 2019 at 6:00pm 5 Comments

When I first started learning about CBGs, I discovered John Lowe, a luthier and performer in Memphis, Tennessee. He does a one-man show under the moniker Johnny Lowebow and builds string instruments known as Lowebows. I had read he owns a…


Building My First CB Gitty Kit

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

Every year around December my family asks me to provide gift ideas. I always do, but typically they…


My New Alexandria CBG Adventure

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Ever since I learned about the Cigar Box Guitar Museum (inside of Speal’s Tavern) in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, I’ve wanted to visit and see this unique collection of instruments. Last month, I haphazardly noticed…


My Foray Into the World of CBGs

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 10:30am 3 Comments

I started my musical exploration on bass back in my late teens. A buddy of mine was learning guitar and needed someone to play bass for him. "It's so easy," he said, "there's only 4 strings and all you do is play one note." Well, needless to say,…


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At 2:15pm on April 18, 2019, bemuzic said…

Hi, thanks for the friend add. Yes I exist in CB Nation land too : -) Belinda

At 1:54am on April 11, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Poorness Did you check out my vid whit cheap electronics (just audio) Say that you want me? its a 5 dollar cheapest iknow drumcomputer by Teenage Enginering Cheap Monday? Thanks Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 6:44pm on March 2, 2019, BeetleJuice! said…

I dig your stuff...i have watched many of your videos on youtube ...that is such a fascinating form of music...all those wires and possibilities!

At 9:18am on November 19, 2018, Steebos Kalist said…

Thanks man. I'm always thinking of different ways to make homemade instruments. 

At 5:18pm on November 11, 2018, Lou LaManna said…
Very nice to meet you too! If times ever get tough at least you know you have a job at Speals gettin beer out of the cooler!
At 1:21pm on October 14, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there welcom!  there are not many that will like the combination, cose most folks prefur traditional, but me on the other hand are from europe we know electronics, did loads of exsprimenting whit the stuff and still do!! so it was nice to hear your piece , playing a stinged instument treu a Synt is a well known thing ,most people dont hear what sounds that produses, couse the wave from bands that use to use that are know out of the spotlight but who knows ! maybee you set the light !! greeeeeettings A.D.  

At 7:08am on October 14, 2018, Uncle John said…

Oh, now I read your background (above) and you made it from Texas to the St. Louis fest.  Cool.  I went down there for a club meeting.  Nice folks, great venue, some good builders and performers.

At 7:06am on October 14, 2018, Uncle John said…

You are making some cool gits and interesting videos.  I like that Best Friend's Girl and guitar.  You nailed it pretty well.  It's good to have you for a CBN friend.

Its pretty much a social network here.  The best way to enjoy it is to comment kindly on others posts, develop relationships and friendships.  Generally too, the etiquette is to post just one video a day so as not to push someone else off the video page. 

How long have you been at this?  You sure play well.

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I'm a long time multi-instrumentalist and home recording enthusianst. I’ve played in several local bands. From the first time I saw Justin Johnson and Shane Speal play a CBG, I knew I had to have one and better yet... build one. I'm into experimental sounds and I think a CBG, while great for traditional front porch music, is also good for experimental stuff. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAQM-TzxIQI

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