T-Gripped
  • Male
  • Waynesville, NC
  • United States
Share

T-Gripped's Friends

  • Ricky
  • Spencer Lockhart
  • Del Puckett
  • Eero Tapani Lehtinen
  • Darryl Tuttle
  • A.D.EKER
  • Bjorn Damsgaard
  • mordacai bondurant
  • Dave Lynas
  • the anonymous pick
  • Glenn Kaiser
  • Uncle John

T-Gripped's Discussions

What would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Nation Jul 30. 3 Replies

What would you do with this 'vanilla' gallon can? Paint it? Leave it as is? Add a mod-podge image[s]?I want to make a 3-string git but no inspiration as yet as to what it should look like...…Continue

Home Made Tools

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

 

T-Gripped's Page

Latest Activity

T-Gripped liked JP Lace Master's discussion Finally finished: 6 String Broom handle Cigar Box
2 hours ago
T-Gripped commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Unc: looking forward to seeing your banjo. Never built one yet. You will like the pentatonic I think"
2 hours ago
T-Gripped commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Pick - that is a brilliant idea!!"
2 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"cool.  ,, cudda done an NC plate guit.. with the trailor plate as the amp   in tow ;-)"
Saturday
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Thanks, T.  I watched that link and more.  Del can do a lot with that fretting.  I think I will give it a try yet this fall.  Got a few other projects to do first and just finished a 5 string banjo that may need a…"
Saturday
T-Gripped commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Unc: Everything I know about pentatonic comes from Dell Puckett's YouTube channel. I enjoy it [both the scale and his channel] https://www.youtube.com/c/PuckettCigarBoxGuitar/search?query=pentatonic"
Friday
AGP # liked T-Gripped's photo
Friday
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Mighty fine.  And standard fretting.  I would like to try one of your pentatonic fretted gits, but would maybe need lessons.   Or a good demo video here would be cool."
Thursday
Uncle John commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Yup.  Nice one, Tee.  Pure and good too.   Have you ever heard Todd Snider's song "Double Wide Blues:?"
Thursday
Doug Thorsvik commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Clean and sharp LPG T-Gripped! They always make such distinctive guitars and this is no exception."
Thursday
Keith Rearick liked T-Gripped's photo
Thursday
Keith Rearick liked T-Gripped's photo
Thursday
T-Gripped posted photos
Thursday
T-Gripped liked ChickenboneJohn's photo
Thursday
T-Gripped liked ChickenboneJohn's photo
Thursday
T-Gripped liked ChickenboneJohn's photo
Thursday

Profile Information

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

Statistics indicate that cigar box guitar builders are 47.4% more awesome than the general population.

And statistics never lie. But statisticians do. And if you took all the statisticians in the world and laid them end-to-end, they'd be a whole lot more comfortable.

T-Gripped's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

T-Gripped's Blog

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

Ceramic Instruments

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

< …





Continue

ONE YEAR IN

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

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' :)

Comment Wall (12 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

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…

Thanks

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.

 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Licence plates

Started by Michael Myers in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd on Friday. 15 Replies

Completed Builds

Started by ThePracticalPeasant in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by ThePracticalPeasant on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Chords

Started by Mitchell Cutsinger in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Carl Floyd Sep 29. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

Leonard Cohen Life

Posted by Keith Rearick on October 7, 2021 at 11:18am 0 Comments

CBGer’s Lament

Posted by Ghostbuttons on October 3, 2021 at 12:11am 0 Comments

Sasquatch!

Posted by Mark E. Martinsen on September 29, 2021 at 8:39pm 3 Comments

Prototyping with a big ol' wine box

Posted by Ben on September 23, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Mr. Bells

Posted by Stephen Cohen on September 4, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

3 String Blues posted a photo

who can relate???

----------working on cleaning up the dogs from Dave, I am trying to fix the ones that were smoking…
29 minutes ago
3 String Blues commented on 3 String Blues's group Three string guitars
"some a Daves handywork ...I cleaned it up and changed it a bit...who can relate???"
30 minutes ago
Wayne Anderson left a comment for Nick Lanciano
"Hey Nick, I'm currently uploading a video of an old traditional Halloween-themed song for you…"
31 minutes ago
T-Gripped liked JP Lace Master's discussion Finally finished: 6 String Broom handle Cigar Box
2 hours ago
T-Gripped commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Unc: looking forward to seeing your banjo. Never built one yet. You will like the pentatonic I think"
2 hours ago
T-Gripped commented on T-Gripped's photo
Thumbnail

NC Trailer LPG

"Pick - that is a brilliant idea!!"
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Execution Day

"Thanks, Pick, Kale, Alan and Brian.  I don't think this one would have been as good…"
2 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Texas Silver Zephyr A. D . Eker 2021

"To bad none of you guy's know who wrote it ? Red Steagall dont ring a bell?"
4 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Texas Silver Zephyr A. D . Eker 2021

"Thank you Keith ! keep them cards & letters coming !!"
4 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Texas Silver Zephyr A. D . Eker 2021

"Thanks AGP# much appriciated !"
4 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Texas Silver Zephyr A. D . Eker 2021

"Hya Poorness ! its moving hop on and ride some along ,UJ say's he will bring some bourbon !…"
4 hours ago
A.D.EKER commented on A.D.EKER's video
Thumbnail

The Texas Silver Zephyr A. D . Eker 2021

"Thanks UJ for your kind comment! i believe we do ! hats thats is! do you know if its still rides ?…"
4 hours ago

Music

© 2021   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->