July 2018 Blog Posts (13)

How to make custom hardwood tuner buttons.

I had trouble finding good instructions for how to make tuner buttons, so I put together my own how-to and thought folks here might find it useful. here is the link: How to make hardwood tuning buttons

Added by Forrest Johnson on July 30, 2018 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

October Club Outing Lunch&Antiques

We are planning an off site club outing sometime in October. The club will provide food&drink at local establishment and the group will leisurely wander around a dozen huge antique shops in the town of Alton IL. One of the few places on earth we can still respectfully haggle. Here's a few store fronts.

Added by smilingdog1 on July 29, 2018 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Why CBG's Part 2

 Well the 1 Hundred Proof guitar was matched with it's new owner last night. James was very surprised when he saw it.

Everyone that was there was just in awe over this little CBG. Made me feel really great. When James handed it back to me and said here you play it, I was kinda hesitate on doing so. I said to James what my dad had always told me, "When a person gets a…

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Added by Doug "Nomad" Farish on July 19, 2018 at 10:32am — 2 Comments

Why CBG's?

 Well to start off with I'm not much of a blogger but I will try to say something every so often.

 I have been asked several times "Why CBG's?" I played guitar all of my life until I got, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, CIDP for short. Not going into a long meaning of it, I have lost the ability to grip the neck of a guitar. I thought my music was over except for running sound and doing some small recording work.

 A good friend of mine and the lead guitar,…

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Added by Doug "Nomad" Farish on July 18, 2018 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Alternative frets for cello/ViolaDaGamba

I have a 6 string Bass Viol and my fast scale technique is hard on the tied frets which pull loose easily Are there stiff rubber bands or twisty ties anyone has tried before to fret an arched fingerboard?

Added by Greg Turner on July 15, 2018 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

Putting Your Neck Out There

You have heard the saying that you are PUTTING YOUR NECK OUT THERE. It is a metaphor that deals with making yourself vulnerable, like a turkey. We know what happens when a turkey puts his neck out there and …wack…well, you get the idea. Somethings making yourself vulnerable open you up to new possibilities. Five months ago, I was contemplating building a DIY guitar builder’s hobby shop in my garage. Now I am the Proprietor and Builder of Delta Groove Guitars.…

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Added by Richard Smith on July 10, 2018 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

Couple banjos

These two instruments represent the application of principles I've learned building a few CBGs to the creation of some CBG-like instruments. But they aren't guitars, and they aren't made from cigar boxes. 

The first is a hand-drum banjo made with plans I found at Banjo Hangout: 

The second is a license plate banjo with bent red oak sides, a white oak top,…

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Added by Jim Brown on July 6, 2018 at 8:26am — 5 Comments

The Cigar Box Guitar Movement Turns 25 Today

Twenty Five Years Ago...

July 4,…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on July 3, 2018 at 9:35pm — 4 Comments

Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

If you like the printed…

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Added by T-Gripped on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Saturday July 7th 2018 Nashville Art Crawl

Found out that I'm going to have the opportunity to show some of my instruments during the July Art Crawl in Nashville.  I'm really looking forward to showing off my stuff!

Facebook Event Page

Blend Studio Facebook…

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Added by Steve Holladay on July 2, 2018 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

Fret slotting jig

I have been working on affordable and accurate fret slotting jig and this is what I come up with.

After a couple iterations it is made in 5mm laser cut acrylic, and it is actually very sturdy.

If anyone is interested there files for…

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Added by Paulo Renato de Jesus Gonçalves on July 2, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Strumma cbg

I have a strumma short scale solid body Tele shaped 3 string guitar .I wish to change for longer neck4screrews in back guitar stock.can I use 3string cbg neck and cut shorter .cheers kenny

Added by Kenneth nadin on July 1, 2018 at 2:42am — 1 Comment

Strumma cbg

I have a strumma short scale solid body Tele shaped 3 string guitar .I wish to change for longer neck4screrews in back guitar stock.can I use 3string cbg neck and cut shorter .cheers kenny

Added by Kenneth nadin on July 1, 2018 at 2:42am — No Comments

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