February 2014 Blog Posts (27)

LC Ulmer at the House Party, Haifa

This is way too awesome to have been viewed so little, especially toward the end. Enjoy!

Added by Scott W on February 28, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Tabs for Bluegrass Cigar Box Guitar Part 2 Lesson - Joe Cribb

As promised here are the tabs to go along with my latest lesson video download them here:


My youtube lesson playlist - HERE

If you enjoy my lessons please show your…


Added by Joe Cribb on February 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Some backing tracks

Here are some backing tracks in G chord. There pretty good. Also, I just found some good country karaoke on you tube.





Added by Buddy Carroll on February 23, 2014 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Construction

Josh Gayou had generously created this advanced book on building guitars and shared it with us.

You can find it here:


Added by Dan Sleep on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

Louie Louie

I was blessed with a special treat the other day. One of the guys at church, Larry, was out in Portland when he and his company decided to visit a cigar shop. He knew I was building cigar box guitars and asked the owner if he had some boxes he could buy. The owner I guess asked this guy named Mike to help him out. Mike went through and tapped on a few before deciding on a couple of boxes…

Added by Jim Cissell on February 22, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

First build

Hi guys,

This was my first build using a pine 2x1 for the neck and a Punch cigar box. I decided to go for a through neck design with the neck glued on as that seemed to be the easiest and I didn't want to be over ambitious for my first build. The main problem I had was putting the tuners onto the head as the tuners I had were from a classical guitar but I didn't have means to cut the hole through the neck necessary for the tuners to slot into. So I just decided that as they were individual… Continue

Added by WillLoyd on February 21, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Money Tab

Here's a short tab for the Pink Floyd riff from Money as played on a four string CBG tuned to open G. The Beginning letters represent the tuning. Low string represented on the bottom as in traditional tablature.

Added by Al Nelson on February 19, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Tabs for Bluegrass Cigar Box Guitar Lesson - Joe Cribb

Hi All

Here are the tabs for my latest lesson 'Bluegrass Cigar Box Guitar'. Will be posting up more videos on this topic. Watch this space....

 Download tab here: Bluegrass%20Cigar%20Box%20Guitar%20Lesson%20%E2%80%93%20Joe%20Cribb.pdf

 My cigar box guitar lessons playlist is …


Added by Joe Cribb on February 18, 2014 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Not music related but still handmade. :D

Road in front of my house was frozen solid during that bit winter weather the South got a couple of weeks ago. I threw together a sled...took longer to walk to the shop and back than to build. Fun was had by all for the rest of the day and part of the next. Not a bad use of  2 scrap pine 1x2s and 3 leftover cabinet…


Added by robert jones on February 18, 2014 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

A custom build for a customer

Finished this custom build for a customer. Used a My Father's Cigars Box, which I have come to like very much. It has a lot of tone. The neck is aspen and the fingerboard is curly maple. Finished in tung oil. Pick up wound to 9.5 ohms.…


Added by Al Nelson on February 17, 2014 at 10:02pm — 6 Comments

Tail pieces for a cbg :)

I would love to hear about peoples ideas or inventive ways on.. what or ..how they make their tail pieces... :)

Thank you:)

Added by Mr.melo on February 17, 2014 at 5:55pm — 9 Comments

No. 000 "Madame Zeroni"

I've finished my very first guitar! 

She's a beauty, and she sounds great.  The through-body neck is one solid piece of hard maple.  The box is a CAO box with the markings scratched off, to be a little more kid friendly. I got the parts from C.B.Gitty at the 2013 CBG festival in York, Pennsylvania. …


Added by Jim Wood on February 16, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

"PARANOID" A tribute to Black Sabbath

Hi everyone not been on the site for a while due to a busy time for the band ,work and a few other projects

Anyway I'm going to be doing another tribute album to Black Sabbath playing only CBG's .

Does anyone remember buying their first sabbath album and wondering how great THAT sound was , let's blow off the cobwebs turn up the amps and show the boys what a CBG is capable of

If you would like to be included in this album please post up if your in and what song your gonna… Continue

Added by Ian MC Donald on February 16, 2014 at 6:46pm — 18 Comments

ce bouzouki est-il accordé n open D?


Added by Pascal on February 16, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Misirlou dick dale

Une petite révélation Mercredi soir en allant voir Simon Abkarian & the rhythm men au Balajo! Il y avait en "guest" deux grecs qui jouaient Misirlou popularisé par Dick Dale, d'ailleurs si quelqu'un connait le nom de ces deux musiciens...

Misirilou est en fait un vielle chanson grecque des années 20

Qui de plus se joue avec un Bouzouki instrument grec à 3 doubles cordes accordé en open D : ré - la - ré

A vos…


Added by Pascal on February 16, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Guitar #10 rebuilt

This was my 10th guitar, and my first serious attempt at a 4 stringer:

I was never really happy with it: the box I had made (out of 6mm ply and 3mm sapele for the soundboard) was big and a bit unwieldy, I had also originally intended to have only 9 holes on either side…


Added by Richey Kay on February 16, 2014 at 5:58am — No Comments

Eric Sommer: A Great Slide Player could use your help!

Hi guys,

A great slide player and true road warrior was in a car accident recently during the last big snow storm we had on the East Coast. You can go here to see the details: http://www.gofundme.com/6p1kdk

Any help at all will truly be appreciated, even if it's just reposting the link. If you've never seen Eric in action here's a sample of him playing on one of his 7 or so guitars he brings onstage. Thanks!…


Added by Sincerely, Iris on February 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Buy, Sell & Trade Guitars & other Instruments.

A Facebook group for guitar lovers, luthiers and nuts~

Post ads for the purpose of buying, selling, trading or just showing off what you have or what your working on.

Have fun everyone.


Added by Brian Reagor on February 13, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

My Gear: Presented by Robin Williams!

This post isn't exactly about cigar box guitars, but it's relevant to acoustic musicians in general. I hope you like it! 



Added by Sincerely, Iris on February 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

















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



Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by 3 String Guitars 9 hours ago. 1 Reply

My cool tool find!

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Jerry Jordan 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

New here (and to building CBG’s)

Started by Mark Ballard in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson yesterday. 2 Replies

Piezo pup handling noise

Started by Kevin Keating in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick yesterday. 7 Replies

Amp kit

Started by Tim Ahlberg in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Groups or Workshop

Started by john kendall in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Monday. 1 Reply


Started by Jeremy Wade in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Sunday. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

Dual lap steel

Posted by Ron Lutz on January 9, 2020 at 2:42pm 3 Comments

My 3 Gitty Kits

Posted by Poorness Studios on January 8, 2020 at 9:20am 2 Comments

My CBG details

Posted by Paul scofield on January 1, 2020 at 9:22am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Danny Gordon commented on Andries D. EKER's video

Blackface Boegie A D Eker 2020

"AD that was some awesome picking. I love the sound of that guitar great job"
48 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked Andries D. EKER's video
48 minutes ago
Danny Gordon commented on Uncle John's video
53 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked Uncle John's video
53 minutes ago
Danny Gordon commented on the anonymous pick's video


"Someday when I become rich and famous I am going to own a swamp witch guitar. Love the sound of…"
56 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked the anonymous pick's video
57 minutes ago
Danny Gordon commented on Poorness Studios's video

Home of the Blues on CBG

"Poorness don't believe I have heard that one before. I love Johnny Cash songs. I play several…"
1 hour ago
Danny Gordon liked Poorness Studios's video
1 hour ago
Danny Gordon commented on Dave Lynas's video

Oh Lord I’ve Fallen

"Don't surrender to temptation Dave, Looks like that blonde in that photo is reeling you in.…"
1 hour ago
Danny Gordon liked Dave Lynas's video
1 hour ago
Danny Gordon commented on Dave Lynas's video

Let Your Fingers do the Walking

"Nicely done Dave, some really nice pickin and good vocals, We still haven't gotten much of…"
1 hour ago
Danny Gordon liked Dave Lynas's video
1 hour ago



© 2020   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 -->