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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory LeBeau Feb 25, 2016. 6 Replies

One aspect of this addiction which has huge appeal to me is the DIY angle, making homemade music on homemade instruments. Taking it a step further, I have seen many homemade tools which help form the…Continue


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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Glen Kaiser
How many instruments have you built so far?
Somewhere over 70
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Giving junk a voice and allowing it to sing

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Old Builds Found in an Antique Store

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 9:42am 7 Comments

We recently moved to a new area. This past Saturday stopped in to an antique store and was smitten by this diddly bow. The huge single-tuner is very cool... wish I had a better shot to show it to you guys. The tag indicated is was from the 1930's.

And check out the old home-made fiddle. No background info on it.…


Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am 0 Comments

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

If you like the printed…


Ceramic Instruments

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am 5 Comments

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Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:


I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

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At 10:03am on May 4, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T ! appriciated !

At 8:29am on February 28, 2020, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks T-G

At 7:28am on January 31, 2020, Eero Tapani Lehtinen said…

Thanks T-G, great builds yours too!

At 7:47am on November 9, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thank you T-Gripped

At 8:23am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Welcom aboard This fly't of Buzzy Bumble Bees ! be reading you T! Thanks !

At 6:13am on September 27, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T-Grip for the kind comments ! appriciated !

At 7:16pm on June 19, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks T Glad you liked it ! will do sound  sample soon ! thanks for the kind comments ! Greeeettsszz A.D.

At 3:00pm on June 11, 2019, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you kindly for your like on the picture there T-Grip, much appriciated,

You got some real nice builds there yourself to! seen that rezzo  come by earlyer and think thats a nice looker ! if i say so !keep on keeping on ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 12:33pm on June 3, 2019, Ricky said…


At 12:49pm on August 28, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Hey t-Gripped. Thanks for asking. I love your work. Happy to be your friend.


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