May 2013 Blog Posts (18)


I'm a little disappointed that none of my connections on LinkedIn has endorsed my Cigar Box Guitar Skills.  :-\

That is all.

Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 30, 2013 at 3:42pm — 13 Comments

Wokulele and CB ukulele on German TV

Wokulele and CB ukulele on German TV

Added by Seaman Jay on May 29, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

nouvelle donne

c'est un site qui ne manque pas d'humour...

Added by Fiddler on May 29, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

Raising The Blues thanks all the awesome Cigar Box Members

Raising The Blues would like to express our sincere gratitude to the members of Cigar Box Nation who have responded so generously to Dan Sleep's post about our cause. Special thanks out to Huntz Meyer and JP Soars for the awesome CBGs sent and to The Blues man to whom we are so ever grateful to, Dan Sleep!
With appreciation,
Deb Dugan

Added by Deb Dugan on May 26, 2013 at 9:55pm — No Comments

getting clips from facebook to cbn?

   Gday,I need some help!My cousin Jo got a neat clip of me playing my CBG on her phone and put it on Facebook.I would like to put it on my page here,but being a bit Neanderthal with technology,I can't seem to figure out how.Any pointers(preferably simple and in Old School English(I have no kids or grandkids to help me interpret computerese)) would be appreciated.Thanks.

Added by ross harper (rustic luthiery) on May 24, 2013 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

The Factual History of the 'Canjoe' Musical Instrument


Added by CanJoe*John on May 23, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Slotting fretboards...finding an easier way!

As I've got a lot of guitar making work on, and need to get some custom builds finished, also with loads of guitar shows to prepare for, I'd been thinking about improving my efficiency with slotting fretboards. I'd already recently built my second manual cutting jig, which uses an master template and an indexing system, but it's still quite a drag slotting fretboards, so after much consideration and pondering. I decided that I needed to get a table saw. Buying workshop power tools is always…


Added by ChickenboneJohn on May 23, 2013 at 1:59am — 6 Comments

What to do with a vintage cigar box?

So I just won this "Rare 1925 Collectible Uncle Jakes Nickle Seegar Lined Wood Cigar Box".  I got a screaming deal on it!

It's 13"x8"x3.5". Really a perfect size for a guitar. But should I turn it into a guitar or hold on to it to resell? I don't collect cigar boxes, but I love a deal. 

The other issue is the top / label. I'd have to cut into it for sound holes. I'm not opposed to this. I think it would make a super cool…


Added by Craig Mayhem on May 22, 2013 at 9:28am — 14 Comments

Hardwood necks and fingerboards for sale

Hi all

I have a new stock of fingerboards for sale 45mm wide and 6mm thick @ £8 each I have maple, wenge, oak, mahogany, walnut and black ash , lengths can be cut to suit your requirements,

I have an unlimited supply of oak and maple neck blanks 900mm long 45mm wide and 25mm thick @ £9 each,

I can provide it with a pre cut scarf joint @ £12 each inc blank,

I can provide the neck glued sanded routed ready to go @ £ 16 each

I have limited supply of mahogany and wenge… Continue

Added by Ian MC Donald on May 21, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments

New Headstock Branding

Added by Harrison Withers on May 15, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments

scale length and fret placement

Added by Harrison Withers on May 6, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Ups and downs

What a weekend...

Nearing completion on a cat-bowl resonator concert-scale ukulele. I'm not a huge fan of non-neck-through builds. They try my patience and I'm leery of the neck joints. This one should be fine - it's a uke after all. But still! Using one of those Ashton boxes with the label that wraps almost all the way around. Put the bowl on the bottom covering the part that isn't covered by the label. Looks neat. Neck is cut and shaped, box is almost ready, neck support is…


Added by Craig Mayhem on May 6, 2013 at 9:52am — 6 Comments

Coming Soon Online Store

There is a reason we have children. In today's world it is called technology.


I have been building CBGs about a year now and finally feel good enough about my builds to think of selling them. Also health problems make my going back to work after being on medical leave for six months questionable. Even if I can go back the medical restrictions may be such I may need transferring to a whole new job category and need to learn a new set of job skills. So, I need a "PLAN…


Added by frank tennyson on May 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Blondie the resonator

Added by Harrison Withers on May 3, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Seasick Steve on Breakfast Time, BBC 1; 8.45

Seasick Steve on Breakfast Time,BBC 1; 8.45

Added by Jamie MacBlues on May 3, 2013 at 2:03am — 2 Comments

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