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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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A Tale of Two Ukes

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:00am 2 Comments

The truth be told, I’ve never been a big fan of ukuleles. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve always appreciated the sound, but I never gravitated towards this particular instrument. Needless to say, ukuleles are popular with CBG builders because…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Just mounted the tuners

This build is coming along nicely. The tuners are mounted (yeah, I realize they're upside down). Whoops.
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Trying something new with the headstock

"I really like that look. I tried it once and it looks cool"
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Trying something new with the headstock

Instead of the typical stagger, I'm trying his arrangement. I think it will allow the strings to run straighter thru the nut. We'll see if it works or backfires.
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At 4:07pm on July 1, 2019, Keith Rearick said…

Poorness, really like your builds. Friend request is accepted.

At 3:44pm on July 1, 2019, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

Hey poor ness cheers for the friend request .

At 2:22pm on July 1, 2019, Nancy kat said…

Absolutely Poorness! Love that you are a catman! ThanksMeeeow^.^

At 5:45am on July 1, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Hi Poorness. Thank you for the invite. You build some really cool instruments etc... Very inspiring. It's a pleasure to be your friend.

At 11:26am on June 19, 2019, cbgkent said…

Hey, thanks for the kind words. That Uke is cool I am considering building a cbg baritone uke for busking as baritone ukes are my favorite instrument but I only have an acoustic one. 

At 11:57am on June 16, 2019, Pine said…

Thanks for the kind words on my Marshall demo vid. Much appreciated!

Nice job on that little Uke! Sounds as good as it looks.

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. 

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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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