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illegalsmile420 is now a member of Cigar Box Nation
Jun 17

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Heard it through the grapevine.
How many instruments have you built so far?
Two
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 are inclusive. To build something that sounds good, right away, doesn't take a large amount of money or talent.

The joy from plucking and sliding on a one-string diddley bow and creating instantly familiar "blues noises", can be immense to a first time player and can often act as the catalyst for that player to want to build and play something bigger and different. Playing an instrument you have made yourself awakens something primal within you, there is a rawness and a feeling that no mass produced guitar can touch or recreate.

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Lonman replied to James Pobog's discussion couple more pix
"really nice.  I built a bass for a client, but am thinking I'd like something for my own…"
31 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Let that Boy Boggie

"Thanks Tony. Thanks Uncle John. Being on the road for our tour is tiring but gotta happen if you…"
59 minutes ago
BrianQ. commented on David Hopkins's photo
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Hopkins "Anti-Body" builds 3 and 4

"Looks like you might ride them into the beyond when you’re done playing them :) thanx for…"
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BrianQ. liked David Hopkins's photo
1 hour ago
BrianQ. replied to White Raven's discussion Preping boxes
"Sand them out with super extra fine sandpaper & recoat, no worries :)"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion This month's installment of "WHAT THE HECK IS IT?"
"looks like a Sheet Metal Notcher to me "
1 hour ago
White Raven posted a discussion

Preping boxes

OI ran in to a problem on a custom order. I received a black cohiba box that looked perfect. While…See More
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo
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Fret Rocking not so shocking

"Jeff,  we moved to a new town and house 6 months ago.  I left behind a B- shop for a D…"
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Uncle John commented on Taffy Evans's video
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The Queen of Hearts Guitar build

"Taffy, those hearts and heart sound hole are nice touches,   The rosette is fine work,…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Video.. Building an Evans full acoustic guitar
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