November 2013 Blog Posts (10)

Selling at the Mega Market

We will again be showing at the Mega Market 136th & Q. We have been showing there the past 2 Saturdays. It is an indoor market open on the weekends. We will be there not only Friday the 29th but also Saturday the 30th. We have loved all the reactions and positive feed back from everyone that has come through.

I wanted to share a story about a…


Added by Al Nelson on November 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Tips On Building A Cigar Box Violin

For those new to cb fiddle building, permit me to share some hard-earned tips to get you started right.

1.   Getting Started:   If you want to build a full-size (4/4) violin, it is critical that you get the correct measurements for the string length from the nut to the bridge, and the height of the bridge must be the same as a real violin. Bear in mind that a violin has an arch top, which raises the bridge height. Your cigar box will have a flat top, so to compensate, you must angle…


Added by Tim LaFave on November 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New album from Cigarbox Don "The Very Dab"

For two weeks in November 2013 Cigarbox Don Jack exhibited his upcycled homemade instruments and his Artoons in IG:LuInverness, he also recorded an album, with the Rob Ellen and The Medicine Mobile.


Here is "The Very Dab"

Scottish Home Grown Hand Built Cigar Box Music

"Pure MacHokum"…


Added by The Slim Panatellas on November 18, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Venice florida Brews and Blues Festival

Getting ready for the 1st annual Venice, Florida, Brews and Blues Festival this Saturday.....Great food, Brews and Blues.  I will have about a dozen CBGs on display for sale.  Stop in if you are in the area.

Added by Steve Cinnamon on November 13, 2013 at 7:34pm — No Comments

New Website developments

Hi y'all I have been a bit busy.  My Biscuit (Busk-it) tin guitars are coming along very nicely.  Attempting to make this hobby in to a bit of a business.

Take a look at my website and feel free to make comments or even buy a guitar.  But I know y'all make your own.

Keep playin and be happy.  ElGordeaux.

Added by Gordon McCranor (ElGordeaux) on November 13, 2013 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

A Weekend Tour Of The Low Countries…or Cigar Box Guitars for Fun and Profit, European style.

Another little visit to Europe by me and Hollowbelly - this time we decided to make it short and sharp…just 4 days in Belgium and the traveling there and back.


One thing that a lot of people don’t realise is that it’s not the gigs that are the hard’s everything else that’s involved...the logistics of traveling, loading gear in and out of venues, simple but important things such as finding somewhere to park, making sure you arrive on time with all…


Added by ChickenboneJohn on November 12, 2013 at 1:04pm — 7 Comments

New Shane Speal album released - FADED MEMORIES (instrumental CBG and other explorations)

The Shane Speal newsletter:  Shane releases brand new album today, posts two new "how to play cigar box guitar" videos and performs at the New Jersey Cigar Box Guitar Festival this Friday.

Sounds From a Trailer Park

Shane Speal: "Faded…


Added by Shane Speal on November 12, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

Chicago CBG Fest

To my local CBN friends...As you may know Wunkywerks Guitars will be at its first event EVER this Saturday. This is an all day, family friendly, multi-genre INDOOR music festival. (WHEW!) There is a $10 cover for adults. I would love to see you there but I don't expect any of you to shell out $10 just to come say "Hi!" to me.…

Added by Bill Turner (Wunkyman) on November 7, 2013 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

Something Old and Something Blue

If you haven't visited this guys youtube site and you like Old Blues and Rag and some history on where it all come from.

This is a greatest log of plain Old Blues and Rag there is:

I love this youtube link hope you like it too.

For years blues men and wormen have been redoing old blues song and changing them slightly…


Added by BUGGY (C) on November 4, 2013 at 2:00pm — 43 Comments

CBG saved my musical life

I can't live without music, and playing music has always been a huge part of my life.


5 years ago, a fight with 2 drunken guys changed a lot of things concerning my musical life. Despite the fact I punched them hard, one of them hit my left wrist with a big knife, cuting nerves and veins. I lost sensitivity in a part of my hand and two fingers often do what they want, the wound having decided I was no more their master. Well, we could say I have two fingers left, but when…


Added by Nicolas Leray on November 3, 2013 at 4:29am — 7 Comments

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