May 2015 Blog Posts (15)

Open Mic #4 - "From What Planet?"

Last night was the monthly Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society's open mic at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs and my fourth appearance on the stage.

Well, actually it is my 6th since I attended two other open mics since then.  Caffe Lena has a weekly Thursday night open mic that is for any music style or spoken word.  I went solo for one and took my wife along on another.  Both performances were good and I had a great time in what felt like a more casual setting than the Acoustic Blues…


Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 28, 2015 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

2015 09 13, 2nd Dutch Cigarbox festival, in Holland

On Sunday afternoon 2015 09 13 Holland will have it's 2nd Cigar box festival.

Organized by Bo Hudson, Cafe Calluna and Cigarbox Henri


The 1st edition last year counted over 700 visitors.


This festival is free of charge and held outside at bikerscafe Calluna in Ommen (in the east of Holland) and therefor the festival is called Delta Calluna.


Line up so…


Added by Cigarbox Henri on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dovetail jig for neck and body

What's up guys I'm bout 5 builds in and I was wanting to do a dovetail joint to mount my neck to the body but I need measurements for the jig or is there a template I can buy thanks

Added by Kevin sinclair on May 26, 2015 at 12:25am — 2 Comments

Tuners / Machine Head

Does anyone in the UK know of, or can recommend a supplier of reasonably priced Tuners/ Machine Heads?

Added by David Bowes on May 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I've never made less money per hour. . .

. . .and had more fun.

3 hours on a Sunday from 11am to 2pm.  $8 and change in the box.  This was my first time out busking for the year and the first time out since maybe 2 years ago?  I think I skipped out last summer.  I learned a couple things.

  1. Don't forget your water bottle in the car, dummy.
  2. I spaced out and…

Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on May 25, 2015 at 4:12pm — 5 Comments

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Added by Shane Speal on May 22, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Keeping the Blues Alive

This is  a letter that I received from Joe Bonamassa's foundation for rallying the next generation and passing on the blues to our youth.

This was in receipt of a CBG.   I will be doing additional work with these folks and of course Joe.


Added by Steve Cinnamon on May 20, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments


So I play on a worship team. I am a bass player. I so badly want to represent the CBG on stage with a CGB Bass. I am having a hard time finding a two stringed bass neck. I could go fretless but I honestly pefer frets. Anyone have a line or plans on a bass neck?

Added by Randy Dahm on May 16, 2015 at 12:05am — No Comments

The Swamp Gas Project - A collection of experimental FREE Swampy music - Please add your Swampwitch music links

The completely unofficial Swampwitch Bootleg Bug Album - White Witch Swampy music Free sound cloud links

Headphones recommended. (and probably drugs might help)

Free FREE sound cloud Music links:…


Added by BUGGY (C) on May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm — 64 Comments

right-aligned vs left-aligned tuners

This is my first post so please bear with me.  I'm learning and am planning a 4-string CBG build with a stratocaster-like head.  I'm confused about whether the tuners for the strat head are left-aligned or right-aligned.  Being a newbie and just looking at the strat head from the front of the guitar I would guess left-aligned (since they are on the left) but I found the following quote in the description for CBGitty item 31-002-02 which seems to indicate that the tuners are…


Added by blharmon on May 12, 2015 at 6:32am — 3 Comments


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Added by Jose Manuel Irala on May 8, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

Triade Musical Instruments , testing the project and honoring the Cigar Box Guitars .

Olhe ao redor de nosso amigo Marcio de Triade Instrumentos Musicais, testando o projeto e honrando os caixa de charuto Guitarras

Instrumentos Musicais Triade…


Added by Mineiro´s Blues on May 8, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Hundreds of new boxes in stock! 30% off summer sale in progress!

I'm so busy making cbg's, everything is build to order!

1,2,3,4,6 string cbg's, CBG/Bass combos (1 bass string, 3 guitar strings), electric washboards, suitcase bass drums, hand wound pickups.

Added by Bluesboy Jag on May 6, 2015 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

19th Century Cigar Box Violin at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA

I recently had the opportunity to have a special viewing of a 19th century Cigar Box Violin made from a guy in England.  The Head and Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Darcy Kuronen gave my fiancé and I special access to this piece.  

Added by James A OBrien on May 1, 2015 at 7:42am — 5 Comments

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