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Online Cigar Box Guitar Instruction - One man's a review of

This post is in response to the large number of discussions i've seen on where a beginner should learn to play cigar box guitar.

In my experience, there appear to be two types of players (a spectrum in any case).  The first type of musician or instrumentalist are those through whom the music naturally flows.  For some reason these people are born with an innate gift of music.  Instruction means little to this person as they play predominantly by ear and natural ability.  They have…


Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on March 17, 2014 at 11:15pm — 13 Comments

"ROUGHNECKS" of the Legacy Builds

Currently working on builds #3 and #4 simultaneously.  Was planning on just building a 4 string cigar box uke for my 6yo until my 4yo daughter decided she wanted one too, also requesting 4 I'm building 2 at same time and experiencing small scale production.  I have to say, its much more efficient to build this way.  

Anyways, a few firsts on these builds for me.  Firstly, tried my hand at building my own boxes for these and so far so good.  Just cut the…


Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on February 6, 2014 at 6:17am — 3 Comments

"Boomstick" - My First Build

Hey all,

Its been a long journey, but I recently finished my first CBG Build (Name: BOOMSTICK)  Sorry about pic quality, taken with phone.  …


Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on January 29, 2014 at 3:35am — 1 Comment

Second Build - Wicker Man

My second build - "Wicker Man"


So this is my 2nd build, but neck is a fixed mistake from my first build.  Glued up the fret board to the neck and brought from cold garage to my warm (more humid) basement to finish and it really bowed.  Thanks to some advice from Chicken Bone John I planed it down and made it fretless.  Partial through neck design, all screwed, not glued. 24.5 inch scale length.…


Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on January 29, 2014 at 3:33am — No Comments

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