April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

new kid on the block

Hi everyone

I'm not really used to this "Ning" thing, and I still have to discover how things work
on here, so I don't know where I need to post a presentation of myself on this forum...
ok, let's try here :D

After a long time at reading and listening to Cigar Box Nation, I finally took
time to register and create a profile on the forum :-)

Little Big One

Added by LittleBigOne on April 29, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Just finished building my first CBG

And boy does it suck!!
The good news is that I've learned so much from the mistakes that I made on this one that I'm sure the ones to come will be much much better

Added by Brian " BigB " Saunders on April 19, 2010 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

Three CBGs and Garageband..

After I finished my oldest son's CBG , I made this little ditty using the three CBGs that I had built to date. Normally I play a lot of blues but, this one came out.....different.

I'll post some pics of these units later. My youngest son's three string features a wammy bar!



Added by Christopher on April 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

#s 8 through 12

I've been a little busy creating CBGs #8 through #12, so I haven't added anything here for a while. Take a look and let me know what you think, and any recommendations you may… Continue

Added by Jess on April 16, 2010 at 10:42pm — No Comments


Didn't know where else to put this link really, has some useful info on it.…


Added by Kris Robinson on April 15, 2010 at 7:04pm — No Comments

first build cbg, would like information on dulcimer freting

just completed my first cbg,can any one help on dulcimer fret calculation.

the sizes are nut to bridge 650mm. length of neck from nut to box 420mm,hope somone can help, peter.

Added by peter jackson on April 11, 2010 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

Hi I would like to try and builb a cigar box amp,does anyone have plans they want to share mith me. Thanks

I would like to try and builb a cigar box amp,does anyone have plans they want to share mith me.
Thanks Continue

Added by Andre on April 11, 2010 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

NEW ALBUM! Cows & Crocs & Dirty Socks! Available at cdbaby.com

I just finished a cbg lo-fi folk rock album. It is essentially a children's album (at least that was the idea when I started). I posted the cover art (supplied by my niece Audrey Withrow), the track listing, and a few tracks on my page here. If you're into homegrown cbg music head over to www.cdbaby.com/withrowkirk3 and check it out. Leave a review or otherwise let me know what you think. Thanks.

Added by Kirk Withrow on April 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tip on keeping neck and fretboard from sliding when gluing.

Just wanted to let everyone know the tip I read or saw on the site works.

Use a small wooden dowell, drill a couple holes through the neck and the fretboard. I drilled one hole at one end and the other at the other end. Apply glue, smooth it with a card, put them together; then stick the dowells through the holes. I put some glue on the dowells before sticking them in the holes. Apply clamps. Let glue dry, cut off the…


Added by Dianne Woods on April 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

This is my first cbg build,need some info please.

I got from stewart-macdonald volume,tone and jack kit,I have one pickup on my cbg and the wireing diagram I got in the kit shows how to wire but not with just one pickup, can someone help me.
Also need plans to build the neck,I have some idears but still would like your idears also.
Thank you
Ps,sorry for the writing mystakes,I am french,sorry

Added by Andre on April 5, 2010 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments

As a novice...

Thank you, very much. It was unfamiliar a bit to me posting and blogging, the web surface have played a trick on me, and that's why I sent a short bio like this. The documentation is NOT that "tabu" -address, of course.

If you interested in the DiY-way of the CBG-making, the full link is this:


As I mentioned, this is commented in Hungarian, but the pictures are clear, I… Continue

Added by Balasch on April 4, 2010 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

Wichita Sam # 201

A custom build jumps over my "centenial" WS # 200....

Wichita Sam # 201

201.jpg 201 picture by WichitaSam

Its a fretted three stringer, fancy headstock, vintage (looking) tuners, maple neck, mahogany fretboard.…


Added by Wichita Sam on April 3, 2010 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

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