mike anderson Blues Box Guitars
  • Male
  • Newalla, OK
  • United States

Mike anderson Blues Box Guitars's Friends

  • Bill Baker
  • Steve Mattox
  • Daryl Porter
  • Josh Thompson
  • Barefoot Joel
  • Tpr Mac
  • JP Swenson
  • j bone
  • Jason Mills
  • David Davies
  • Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw
  • Hobostubs
  • Mr.& Mrs. Mojoe
  • Michael Wayne Bragg
  • Marvin Wayne Troxel

mike anderson Blues Box Guitars's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
just went surfing one day and found it
How many instruments have you built so far?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Customer satisfaction. Watching them handle the guitar like an art object. The history of the cigar box guitar also deepens lots of facets of the build.

mike anderson Blues Box Guitars's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

mike anderson Blues Box Guitars's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (32 comments)

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

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 7:55pm on May 6, 2013, JP Swenson said…

Yeah, I have been busy but I've only shown about ten percent of it on here.  Mostly I'm doing everything but cigar boxes.  They're just too damn small to give any acoustic volume....which seems to be what I'm after these days!  Been on a guitar buying rampage lately.  A 1965 all mahogany Harmony, '69 Hagstrom, '60s Kay six string and an old Harmony Rocket.  Building my own boxes, hammering some resonators and learning how to bend wood.  Planning on building bigger acoustic bodies in a cool new shape I designed too.  This full time employment sure gets in the way!  

How are you feeling these days?  Are you back at the house building yet?

Greet the family for us!   JP 

At 11:31pm on April 19, 2013, JP Swenson said…

Damn boy!  I just visited your page to see if you've been doing anything lately and I see that big scar picture!!!!  Holy shit!  Are you OK now?  Looks like a pretty serious surgery.  Cindy, my wife is in charge of the OR at the hospital where we both work. 

Sure hope you are doing fine.....thinking about you and sending positive vibes your way man!!!

At 5:04pm on August 15, 2012, Kevin M. Kraft said…

I hope you get better, too, Mike! Sending prayers your way.

At 7:56pm on December 30, 2011, JP Swenson said…

Yo Mike!  I put my comment in on the contest entry thread but it got placed at the end, separated from your entry.  I think I'll try again.

At 7:19pm on December 18, 2011, JP Swenson said…

Yup, turned out OK.  Gonna load up some picks right now. 

Well if ya already got your bass tuners, then I'll just have to go with misc. shop treasures!

Happy Merry and a Christmas New Year to you and yours too!

At 6:56pm on December 17, 2011, JP Swenson said…

Yo Mike!  I ordered some bass tuners this morning.  Will send you two, plus some other goodies once the tuners arrive here. 

Started building my first hard case today.   Made it big enough to hold two CBGs plus necessary gear...amp, slides, harmonicas, etc.  Hope it's not too heavy when it's all loaded.  Also made a couple stubby copper pipe slides today that look like they're gonna work real nice. 

Catch ya later, Swamp Possum!!!!!!!!!!!

At 5:33pm on December 11, 2011, JP Swenson said…

Dude, the only two bass tuners I've ever owned I got from UJ and just used them in the Behemoth.  I'll scour the shop and send you a selection of treasures for Christmas though!  Can't wait!!

At 2:36pm on December 11, 2011, JP Swenson said…

I was just being a smart ass....but if you're in a trading mood, I do have some bits and pieces I could send your way! 

At 9:09pm on December 10, 2011, JP Swenson said…

Hi Mike!  Merry Christmas and all that stuff!   I came to see if you had any new stuff on your page and noticed your offer to Kevins discussion.  Hey, you can send one of your pup to me too!!!!!!!!!!

I recorded my first song this morning.  It's an old Hank Williams song.  If you have time how about checking it out............

Just finished building a baritone tonight I'll take some shots of it and load up too.

Catch ya later dude.  Say hi to the wife for me!

At 8:24pm on September 22, 2011, David Davies said…
236 Gibson Ave Warminster Pa 18974... 20 or 30 if u gotem

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


Headless Guitar Project - a $100 eBay kit & Gitty pickups

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Poorness Studios on Thursday. 5 Replies

Cigar Box Amp Mods

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Sep 17. 14 Replies

Blog Posts

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

Bookie's Poor Man's Dobro

Posted by Steve Bookout on July 18, 2021 at 2:04pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Buggsy liked Paul scofield's video
1 hour ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video

How to Play Mellow Yellow on 3-string Cigar Box Guitar

"This is a fun song Kale and the key is the strum/mute you demonstrated which makes it sound…"
2 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Adam Cripps's video

Lounge Act (Nirvana cover)

"You are right Kale! All I know about Nirvana is that they had a lefty guitarslinger. Adam you…"
3 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Blessed Be Your Name: 3-String (G1G2D3) Cigar Box Guitar

"Amen Uncle John! An old favorite on my 6-string and a new favorite on my 3-string."
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Doug Thorsvik's video
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Poorness Studios's video
3 hours ago
Glenn Kaiser commented on Kirk Whitham's photo


"Thx, yes, I've never seen/heard it done prior and truly LOVE it!! All the goods from one pup,…"
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Gary O'slide's video
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Adam Cripps's video
3 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked A.D.EKER's video
3 hours ago
Poorness Studios liked Adam Cripps's video
3 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Poorness Studios's video
4 hours ago


© 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 -->