Bob Johnston
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Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

I recently discovered some of the shops that sell cigars have scraps of thin veneer that comes in the Oliva cigar boxes.  Cigar smokers use them to light their cigars avoiding a chemical taste.  I…Continue

Neck Width

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Jul 28, 2018. 5 Replies

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow…Continue

Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

 

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"Jerry Jordan, thanks. I waited several builds before I cut into the Churchill Ashton. This is one I will keep."
Jan 13
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"Thanks Uncle John. It was so much fun building the CBG I glued the fret board on backwards. Guess I thought I should play it left handed."
Jan 13
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Ashton boxes

"ooh ahh .,.,desirable .,.,My Ashton builds always sold well.,.,I think it is the "handmade" logo that helps'm sell.,.,.,bee u tiful set.,.,.,.,ready for a tune.,.,,."
Jan 13
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Ashton boxes

"Absolutely great looking pair.  That guitar looks great."
Jan 12
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Large Ashton CBG with small Ashton amp.
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D.T.V. Gotta Play The House Of Cards

"Another great one Richard!  "
Dec 28, 2018
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"Very nice Shane!  I wish you were my next door neighbor because I got all my parts and  I'm ready to build my first bass using a three bottle wine box we brought back from Tuscany.  Your build is pretty much what I expect to…"
Dec 21, 2018
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"Thanks BrianQ.  Picked up a few lonestar drawer pulls so had to make good use of them.  Especially here in Texas.    I have some wine grapes pulls for a couple of builds using barrel staves  I brought back from Paso Robles…"
Dec 11, 2018
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet search
How many instruments have you built so far?
one
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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