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Cigar Box Blues Fans - Read This

Posted on April 5, 2021 at 3:30pm 0 Comments


Look on your phone, there is free Cigar Box Guitar music.
Available on any service -Amazon/ itunes/ spotify/ Pandora etc
remember that the next time your doing chores or stuck in a waiting room or somewhere you  can enjoy music
......this will warm up your ears while your phone is…

Cigar Box Guitar Bridges - For Sale - Made of Rosewood & GREAT Tone - Many available

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I have a bunch of real rosewood brides for sale I am selling for just 6 bucks each. 

These bridges have an incredible sound and look great. They are super easy to use and really add value to your builds. I can only ship this type of wood within the United States.

Rosewood is becoming scarce and soon this type of wood will not be able to be harvested, only what remains on the market will be able to be sold.

If you build cigar box guitars you will really like using these…


1950's Cigar Box Guitar History - Antique CBG and story

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Hi all, this just came up for sale on ebay!

I posted more info about this wonderful homemade guitar below the photo

check out the headstock and fretboard!…


Cigar Box Guitar Music - Old time Blues

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

--------------- It's finally out, a new download of all cigar box guitar music!

This is an album of old time amped up Twangy Blues and Slide cigar box guitar music.

If you enjoy listening to slide and 3 string guitar recorded in Lo-Fidelity, this album is all cigar box guitar music with NO regular guitars. 

It is also…


Homemade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments


Hi, I just wanted to post new Cigar Box Pickup designs for January 2019.

If you build or sell cigar box guitars these will give our instrument and authentic look plus add value to your guitars.  Here are the new 2019 models

email me or visit …


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Radios turned Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies…See More
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Cigar Box Resonator Guitar - Old Time Slide Bottleneck Blues

"You can just feel the stresses of the day melting away.... Great tune"
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Cigar Box Resonator Guitar - Old Time Slide Bottleneck Blues

" Thanks for the nice, relaxing tune. We both find it relaxing. This will be another regular."
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