June 2016 Blog Posts (12)

Long time no see

Haven't been on here in a few years.  Glad to see it's still kickin'

Added by Joker on June 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Selling my guitars

It is now time for me to sell on my guitars as I am no longer active playing them or building.

They will be listed on my eBay page and you can see them by looking for derke92 on eBay UK.

Added by HOGS GRUNT on June 25, 2016 at 3:12am — 1 Comment

Starting up a CBG Club

I'll give you a basic run down of how our club got it's start up and how it survived.

It was simple having a place already provided such as the roadhouse. The fact that it is free and centrally located helped. Once we had a location and start up time, getting the word out was the most difficult if we expected anyone to show up. So we knew the first meeting had to win folks over and spread by word of mouth.

In a large room and fleeting moment there was awkward silence. Then…

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Added by smilingdog1 on June 18, 2016 at 10:06pm — 2 Comments

Geeat Players

What got me hooked on cigarbox guitars was a video I stumbled on, if you haven't  seen it check it out. Justin Johnson  -Rooster Blues ! Also two others, Samantha Fish Band and Morelamd and Arbuckle, good jams !!!

Added by Allen on June 18, 2016 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Facebook

So I set myself up a Facebook account to ramble on about the builds I am making as I can do this while I travel or half watch the TV.

Link here if your interested

Added by Fomhorach on June 17, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

PA Cigar Box Guitar Festival VENDOR APPLICATION

Saw this on Facebook.  Passing it on to y'all..

Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on June 14, 2016 at 8:34am — No Comments

Christmas Tinjo - Code Name: Chirstmas Time

Well I've (finally) almost finished my first Tinjo so I thought I would let you see some pictures. Though it is louder than I thought it would be, it isn't really loud enough for a live band situation. While I might be OK with a microphone I will likely be adding a piezo and volume control (assuming the piezo reproduces the acoustic sound of the tinjo.

I found that tinjos have challenges that wood boxes don't have. One being the flimsyness of the tin compared to wood. I ended up using…

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Added by Gary Ray on June 10, 2016 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Ashtray electric CBG

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Added by Taffy Evans on June 9, 2016 at 1:49am — 4 Comments

TURN KEY OPERATION FOR SALE!

ONE DAY I WAS HAPPILY RETIRED MAKING CIGAR BOX INSTRUMENTS (SEE SOME OF MY STUFF ON MY PAGE HERE) AND THE NEXT I WAS HELPING MY WIFE IN HER NEW PRACTICE

EXCEPT FOR TOOLS AND LABOR YOU CAN START BUILDING TOMORROW - GUITARS, UKES, MANDOLINS, AMPS, PICKUPS

50 HAND SELECTED BOXES  FOR INSTRUMENTS AND AMPS JUST FOR STARTERS, 6 ROUGHED OUT 3 STRING NECKS, 3 GLUED-UP 6 STRING NECKS, 1 GLUED UP COCOBOLO NECK FOR UKE OR MANDOLIN AND MANY, MANY MORE ITEMS

THESE ARE NOT DREGS, BUT…

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Added by rich gallagher on June 8, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Cheats for Busking

A question for all y'all buskers out there? How tacky is it to have a cheat sheet with chords/lyrics when you are busking. I am still building my set list but I could play a bunch more songs if I had cheat sheets until I memorize them. 

What are your thoughts on this?

Added by Rusty Summer on June 8, 2016 at 6:27pm — 4 Comments

Cigar Box Guitar Build #1 with no workbench, few tools on my garage floor.

My first attempt at a CBG build was to a very basic(read easy) project that ultimately took on a life of it's own and far exceeded my non existent woodworking skills.

Several mistakes were made along the way which I ultimately learned from. 1'st mistake, making the neck out of 2" 1/2 round oak, which seemed like a good idea at the time. This created challenges along the way in attaching it to the lid which required some creative cutting bracing and glueing ultimately making it much…

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Added by Brent Christian on June 8, 2016 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

My Introduction to Cigar Box Guitars

My brother acquired a double neck cigar box guitar at an auction to benefit flood victims in the state of Texas and consequently asked me if I would trade him the guitar for a model train that I had. The instrument was built by a gentleman named Rob Baker. The top neck is fretless and and there's a transducer under the bridge. The bottom neck has frets, a three string adjustable bridge, and what looks to be a single coil pickup of some kind. The controls are simple, consisting of a volume knob… Continue

Added by Greg Nevels on June 6, 2016 at 8:17am — 3 Comments

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