Tom Lanford
  • 67, Male
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • United States

Tom Lanford's Friends

  • Monterey
  • Uncle Toad
  • Shane Speal
  • Gary Simkins
  • James
  • Dan DeBruler
  • Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman
  • Gabriel Yang
  • leonardo blues
  • StumbleCol
  • Michael A Grubaugh
  • Mark Bliss
  • Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw
  • Steve
  • jeremy



Tom Lanford's Discussions

Bedford Blues Fest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Lanford Jul 14, 2012. 6 Replies

Cheap pickup for mandolin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Apr 16, 2012. 5 Replies

Guitar for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Jul 10, 2011. 1 Reply


Welcome, Tom Lanford!

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
web search

Tom Lanford's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Tom Lanford's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (50 comments)

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 2:35pm on April 9, 2011, Gary Simkins said…

Hi Tom,

I sent you a message. Not sure if I did it right or not. Just wanted to talk a bit more about your Big Bottom Bass. I may be interested in buying it.




At 6:27pm on March 27, 2011, Uncle John said…

Thanks, Tom.  The bass sounds good and seems to have good intonation.  I need a real bass player to check it out.

At 11:45am on March 26, 2011, Uncle John said…


   Got my fretless 3 string, 30 inch bass done.  Seems okay to good.  Need to get with a bass player friend to have him tell me what it needs to improve it.  Thanks!

At 3:54am on March 24, 2011, charles kimbler said…
I am a real fan of your work.Love the fancy wood burning.Maybe one day I can sell a kidney or something and own one of your pieces of art.It would be great to have it on my fireplace with my others.Have a blessed day.
At 8:58pm on March 13, 2011, Uncle John said…

Hi Tom,  Nice to have you for a nation friend.  I looked at your photos and vids and remembered commenting on your 'Brothers' photo.   Good vids, Nasty is very good.  Your big bottom 3 string bass interests me as I am working on a 30 inch scale 3 string bass.  I don't know much about basses....  Fun to see your back in the day photo and to see you now.


At 8:25pm on March 13, 2011, Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw said…
Hi Tom. Thanks for the friend request. Some very nice instruments you have made. All the best. John
At 6:46pm on March 13, 2011, Mark Bliss said…

Hey Tom, I was checking out the builds, nice work.

I have always craved something with that vintage Tele "twang". How does your version sound, in comparo?

At 2:01am on July 10, 2010, Steve said…
Really like that rustic vibe in your work. I would love to have one of those works of art!
At 10:05am on May 25, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
It is alright to post your submission on the disscussion page too if you like, but please send your photo and contact information to
It is much easier for me to keep this project organized. Thank you for your contribution.
At 9:10am on April 20, 2010, Robert Hynden said…
Thanks Tom, I love you homepage on here, especially the music. Very nice guitars, too! Bob H.

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


Lid thickness question.

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner yesterday. 9 Replies

Hurdy Gurdy

Started by Rooster Reaves in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Andries D. EKER on Thursday. 3 Replies

Box Size

Started by Art Prior in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 1 Reply

Store Front

Started by Josh Thompson in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Casey Smelser on Thursday. 13 Replies

CBGs for troops, help!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Glue Mold???

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Brent Kasl on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Blog Posts


Posted by Rick Tish on August 15, 2019 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

first post

Posted by Rick Tish on August 14, 2019 at 8:23am 0 Comments

My first

Posted by Myron Joe Hickel on August 11, 2019 at 9:13pm 5 Comments

Latest Activity

Jack Noller liked Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's video
1 hour ago
Jack Noller liked Jim Morris's video
1 hour ago
Jack Noller liked Clarky's video
1 hour ago
Thomas Case commented on Bob Rau's photo

2 Mandolins

"Great job Bob, the JG boxes give amazing sound.  Amazing fingerboards and beautiful builds.…"
2 hours ago
Will King commented on Steve Holladay's video

Mole in the Ground

"Great performance! and build!....I never thought of putting the hubcap on the back....It gives it a…"
2 hours ago
Thomas Case liked Bob Rau's photo
2 hours ago
Thomas Case liked Eero Tapani Lehtinen's photo
2 hours ago
Thomas Case posted photos
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video

Out on the Western Range

"I learned my version from John Koerner Denbo. I’ve Heard many versions over the years."
2 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video

Green Fields of Virginia

"Thanks Danny. I love them too and they are ingrained in my memory. I have sung it a lot Denbo. I…"
2 hours ago
Duane M replied to Clint Spotts's discussion Spring Reverb Advice
"Lid is attached with one wood screw, I glue a 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 2 wood block to the back of the neck.…"
2 hours ago
Thomas Case updated their profile
2 hours ago



© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") 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 -->