October 2011 Blog Posts (30)

Trying to make a 6-string CBG - 7

 

Here's the headstock with the tuners in there. (I should have put the nut in for the picture... Let's hope my photography improves along with my building)

Here's the fretboard with the frets filed down. I still had a few high ones, which I had to go back and pound on a bit, or glue and clamp. I hope I've corrected the problems.

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Added by John Schafer on October 11, 2011 at 5:09am — 3 Comments

BeefBelly in Bristol 2011

 

                        I satnav towards Bristol with high hopes-the band I'm playing with are top drawer in my book,plus I've held a private fascination for the Bristol underground art/music scene ever since enjoying Banksy/Massive Attacks' work.I've also checked out Stickees work and he and his art will be present tonight…

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Added by HOLLOWBELLY on October 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Trying to make a 6-string CBG - 6

 

 

Here's a picture of my signature. I sign it, then trace over it with that little blue screwdriver (I use that tool for everything). I get a nice little groove, then write with a pencil again, filling the groove with the pencil lead. That's it, that's how I've always done my signature on these things. Pretty simple, really.

 

This is how it will look in it's little frame:…

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Added by John Schafer on October 10, 2011 at 4:39am — 2 Comments

Back to the music!

Sorry about that last rant. I am very passionate about this since I worked for a corporation that took away from it’s employees but gave back to themselves like all the employees did not play a role in it.

I was browsing the web regarding cigar box guitars and I’ve noticed a proud American comeback of a tradition that will not let go. Every time I hear music from this instrument and hear someone sing a soulful song along with it. My eyes may swell up with tears, my heart will…

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Added by Barefoot Joel on October 9, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

steampunkish cbg

so my first project and possibly my first model/series i will be making and selling is going to be called Lenore, after my first cbg I made. I am changing it a bit to reflect my style today. I want to make it steampunk style; now I know what you are thinking that steampunk is going to be gawdy and its just another way to rack up the price. I say nay, in fact historically the 3 string cbg design that is standard today started around 1840 which the victorian(steampunk era) began around 1837 so… Continue

Added by Barefoot Joel on October 6, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Variations of G5 Tuning (GDg)





Variations of G5 Tuning (GDg)



On my instructional video CD 4, I teach songs and how to explore GDg tuning on a 3 string CBG. On CD 6, using the same strings, we retune to ADf# and explore a "Moveable Chord Method" very similar to the approach used on a standard 6 string guitar.

Once you get this information under your…

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Added by Keni Lee Burgess on October 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

THE LURK

    I JUST FINISHED THIS NICE NEW GUITAR FOR A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE. RUSS MORLAND IS A SICK ARTIST FROM ENGLAND WHO CRASH LANDED IN NANAIMO B.C. CANADA AND STAYED. HE HAS MADE QUITE A NAME FOR HIMSELF OUT HERE AS A GREAT AND UNIQUE ARTIST. THIS A PAINTING HE GAVE ME AND MY WIFE FOR OUR WEDDING.

CHECK OUT HIS ART AT;

http://www.russart.blogspot.com/…

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Added by Craig bluesbox williams on October 4, 2011 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Building a Paddle Stick Guitar

September 26, 2011

Now that I’ve built about 17 CBG’s I’ve decided to try my hand at a built-from scratch instrument. Inspired by Rand Moore’s work (http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/HMRB101/forum/topics/the-boat-paddle-box-the?commentId=2592684%3AComment%3A838455&xg_source=msg_com_gr_forum) and his excellent write-up,…

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Added by Habanera Hal on October 4, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Insolitus Guitars: An Adventure in CBG creation and playing.

I am starting my own CBG company; Insolitus Guitars. I chose the name because cigar box guitars are unusual, uncommon and that is what I enjoy most. I love unusual things and music from these instruments is beautiful to me. Even on youtube from the least skilled player the music rings in my ears something sweet. I found out about cigar box guitars in college my sophomore year. I didn't have money for a guitar so I 'googled' DIY (Do It Yourself) guitars online and there they were. They were…

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Added by Barefoot Joel on October 2, 2011 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

The 2 Knights - open mic recap 9/26 - 30 2011

alrighty - hello everyone 

    j - bone here - The 2 Knights have been out stirrin up some fans about town-

 here is a quick review of this past weeks open mics - 

 

#16,monday sept. 26th Salt Creek Wine Bar - 8900 Fairview, Brookfield, Il. 

#17 monday sept. 26th The Store - 2002 n. halsted - chicago, il

#18 monday sept. 26th Tonic - 2447 n. halsted - chicago, il

Our first time at Salt Creek Wine Bar - very nice place - brought my 2 uncle crow…

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Added by j bone on October 1, 2011 at 12:27am — No Comments

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