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Its time to organise the brothers in The Pacific Northwest. Lets get this network goin so's we can have festivals and such like our southern bros. PLayers, builders and doodlers, all are welcome.
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Its time to organise the brothers in The Pacific Northwest. Lets get this network goin so's we can have festivals and such like our southern bros. PLayers, builders and doodlers, all are welcome.
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"Hi folks. I'm from Poulsbo, Washington, and have been building CBGs since 2015 after being inspired by Dean Moller's instruments at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Drop by the Verksted Gallery Artist's Cooperative in Poulsbo where…"
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
cigar box guitars? i thought this was a quilting site.

Howdy from central oregon. My name is Steve Dahm and i've been playin, buildin and sellin cbgs since may of 08. I've been wantin to build some sort of instrument for years, so when I saw Shane's sight I was hooked. Lately my designs are gettin kinda out there but gar-own-teed sound sweet. I also build custom cases outa all kinds a stuff, like old fencing, ladders,cardboard and such. I look forward to meetin new members and swappin lies.

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At 6:13pm on June 4, 2018, John McNair said…

Ha ha ...trix are for kids!....I got the worn Black paint job  with Red inside theme from you!...you are the one I learned that from!

At 10:30pm on February 10, 2017, JP Swenson said…

Hey Bonz!  Are you still building your awesome guitars?  Don't see any new pics on your page for a couple years.  I haven't posted anything for a few years myself.  Hope all is well in Oregon!

At 4:46pm on September 7, 2014, John McNair said…

I'm still lovin' it!

At 2:22pm on August 26, 2014, Daniel Walter said…

hi, this is zeus (daniel walter). you left a nice comment on one of my builds a while back and i just saw it. thank you. i especially remember one of yours that left a block in my head. it was a four string with a custom case, music top and bottom. i know you did more than one, but this is beautiful. i think it was gray with some other stuff. long time ago. incredible work.

At 8:17pm on August 14, 2014, Skip Beighley said…

ok I really like those white ones

At 9:03pm on August 12, 2014, Skip Beighley said…

where can I see your boxes and prices

At 6:03am on July 23, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;


At 12:09pm on April 7, 2014, 14 buck bass (aka antonio) said…

alright man , thanks for adding me to the friend list. im diggin on that lappy you are makin.


At 2:30pm on March 24, 2014, Gary Decker said…

Thanks.  It is a little confusing, but I'll figure it out.  Just built my first CBG with mixed results.  It doesn't sound too good and I'm trying to correct some issues.  I'm hopeful that I can find some answers in the forums.  Gary.

At 6:35am on February 25, 2014, martin baker said…

Whats a dbl?


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