June 2009 Blog Posts (9)

First time here

Hi my name's Chris. Larry Mcpheeters is my gramps. He'll be teaching me to build CBGs and other instruments. I am younger then my posted age because the nation would'nt let me have a page when listing my real age but here I am. I'm happy to be a part of this group of builders. Thanks

Added by Christian McPheeters on June 22, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Film release for the travel channel

Just signed the film release for the travel channel who did a film shoot of me at strawberry lodge last week. Fred the producer said it will still be a few weeks befor they have it edited and ready for release.

Added by Larry McPheeters on June 20, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

"Songs Inside The Box" news for June 09

I'd like to give you a report of what's been going on recently and what's coming up soon...

"Songs Inside The Box" was shown at the 5th annual cigar Box Guitar Extravaganza in Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday, May 30th. My family and I attended the event and it was our intention to arrive for the screening but we were delayed in traffic. We did arrive in time to enjoy the wonderful music from Matt Crunk, One String Willie, 7 Hills Stomp (Joker and Elemental), Johnny Lowebow, Microwave… Continue

Added by Max Shores on June 11, 2009 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Education: The Way I View It

As a student, I've always lived with what American President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad. “

Even today, I am still yearning for knowledge. A diploma was never enough for me. Today, I am at the peak of finishing my dissertation so I could finally have my master's in preparation for my doctorate… Continue

Added by Iva Bullock on June 10, 2009 at 8:54pm — No Comments

The Dusty Term Papers

If only I could steal those dusty term papers in the library, I would.

Students have abandoned their works in the library after getting a high mark. It is like the library is just a repository of their past works. But who would be interested in those term papers when even the old books in the library shelves are neglected?

Sometimes I envy those students who can give their written works to the library. If only I could do the same, I would feel good about myself. It means I… Continue

Added by Beverly Rowland on June 10, 2009 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

One Heck of a day.

I had one heck of a day yesterday. I drove out to HWY 50 about 9:30am and took pictures of the Wagon Train going down the road then about 3 hours later Deb and I drove to the Strawberry Loadge for a day of music playing on my Cigar Box Guitars.The Travel Channel had a film crew filming the arrivel of the Wagon Train at the lodge. When they saw me playing my Cigar Box Guitar they just had to start filming me. Wow I never new how many wires and things they used while doing a shoot. We spent the… Continue

Added by Larry McPheeters on June 9, 2009 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

News paper artical from last summer

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Friday, July 4, 2008Learn to build cigar-box guitars

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Larry McPheeters plays a guitar that he made by hand from a recycled cigar box. He will demonstrate the craft and talk about its history this weekend at the Valhalla Twin Cabins.

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily TribuneLarry McPheeters will… Continue

Added by Larry McPheeters on June 3, 2009 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Its alive. Its ALIVE!!!

HAH. Electronics does NOT get the best of me -- even when I do STOOPID things.

I attempted to build the Ruby preamp from runoffgroove and heh, ground the volume pot and the #3 leg of the LM386 and you have SOUND dumba55...

Anyhow. WOW does it work.

BUT... you better be prepared to solder well....


Added by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on June 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Cigar Box Bass - Ahsbory style

I ran across this great post on the Ashbory Bass forum. Did a member of "the nation" build this one?


Check it out. There is also a nice MP3 file of the results.


He's using the polyurethane strings sold by Owen at RoadToadmusic.com, who also makes of some great Ukes, bass and otherwise.…


Added by David Beede on June 1, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

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