February 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Gimme a T(ea) for the Captn, a T for Tennessee-The Boxstock Festival in the UK

Well, it was time, getting the European CBG Festival season 2017 started , the opening festival was the Boxstock Festival in Wolverhampton in the UK.

I had lots of good reasons to join that event, Chickenbone John, organizer of the festival gave Nicole and me the chance to fill a slot in the evening show, we were able to meet old friend and found new ones in the CBG scene and last but not least, getting me some British Breakfast Tea.(The taste of german tea is like drinking beer…


Added by CaptnCatfish on February 28, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

It's electric.

Added by Steve Holladay on February 27, 2017 at 10:22pm — 3 Comments

1st Post - Cohiba Uke finished

So I'll start this Blog only about 2 years after getting registered, and after 2 CBG's already built in the last 3 years... with a presentation of my latest built, a Cohiba Ukulele.

Scale is 350mm, the box is of Cuban origin (not to worry, I'm residing in the EU), the neck is made from scrap wood (probably ash), bridge and nut are from home grown prune wood harvested in my own garden.

Strings are, so far, classic guitar strings I recycled after having them replaced, well,…


Added by Markus Gaiser on February 24, 2017 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

FInished Build!

Finished my Sound Box Guitars kit two weeks ago! Slide only 3 string, tuned Galax style (to "G" with all 3 strings), ring Voodoo slide on order. Created antiqued Chinese lacquer finish look with two coats of acrylic paint-black base coat with metallic/bright red top coat. Shall post images once the film is developed. Added 3 brass tacks to stop the strings from cutting into the neck on the front of the guitar at the tailpiece.

Added by Gordon Cooper on February 23, 2017 at 11:58pm — No Comments


Trial and errors of fundraising

We are always learning the do's and don’ts of fundraising. I can share our experiences and how we have been able to improve the overall end results. After all, we are trying to reach a goal to raise money for some cause. Here at our St. Louis Festival, the three of us take turns picking our favorite Nonprofit 501c, has to be legitimate registered organization. Sometimes we pick the same cause two years in a row like this year we are having…


Added by smilingdog1 on February 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Craft CBG Amp from Soviet radio

Added by Pavel Aleinik on February 16, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

neck fretted and how not to do it!

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt stick to the frets.

The frets are made from a Champion branded…


Added by Timothy Hunter on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am — 5 Comments


I keep breaking the g string trying to tune it a octave higher than the a string I tuned to g what am I doing wrong im using the a d g string from a 6 string pack trying to tune to g d g tuning

Added by Doug Dickerson on February 11, 2017 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

I could use some advice, wisdom, two cents, and several experience stories!

Howdy, folks! 

I have some interesting news. After chatting with the fine folks who run local annual Comic Book Convention, I've decided to go ahead and rent a table/booth selling my CBG's, handmade old-school instruments, and other blues related stuff. The surroundings might be unusual, but the folks who run it are really wanting me to bring my stuff...and something different...to their show. In fact, when we talked about it, they were already sold out of vendor space, but told me…


Added by John on February 8, 2017 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

My Best Ambassador

This guy bought one of my CBGs a while back and posts a new video with it every week or so. I couldn't market them better if I wanted to.

Added by Hal Robertson on February 3, 2017 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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