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At 2:36pm on February 17, 2019, John Stephens said…


At 10:18am on February 17, 2019, Paul bailey said…
Thanks for accepting my friend request Brian. I'm working on a build now that was intended to be a basic simple quick build. It's turned into the most frustrating one yet. Never had trouble with fretting before now. I used the fretting kit from CB Gitty but fret Slots seem a little wide. And looks like I'm gonna have some work leveling also. Maybe I just got lucky on previous builds.
At 5:19pm on February 12, 2019, Paul bailey said…
Thanks for the welcome Brian. At 4:02pm on February 12, 2019, Paul bailey said…
May take me awhile to get some content and pics posted. Not very tech savy to say the least. But il figure it out eventually.
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At 7:50pm on February 11, 2019, Theodore S Parker said…

Hi, I was excited to find this place! I am a novice builder but also a professional artist in paint and sculpture. I hope to create boxes with style and maybe carved parts. I work in wood stone, fossil mammoth and walrus ivories, bone, etc, so maybe something exciting will come out of me. I sure hope so. I play guitars and some mandolin, so this is a logical step. I think if nothing else fun will happen! Thank you for the warm welcome!  My friends call me "Doc."

At 6:52pm on February 11, 2019, Steven O Schwartz said…

Thanks, Brian.

I am a bit obsessed with getting great tone from piezos for archtop guitars without preamps. I followed Ted Crocker's diagram for 1 meg pots in volume and tone circuit and it definitely gives more volume. The tone caps I used were .022 instead of .0022 and it works to make the sound more clear but doesn't really cut treble, which is desirable in some instances.

Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

At 12:54pm on February 8, 2019, joe bloyd said…

Thanks Brian!

At 1:55pm on February 5, 2019, Jack Perry said…

Thanks for the invite..i live in central bc canada and was wondering if you have a supplier in canada..the freight and money exchange and duty make my cost almost double what is advertised on this site..thanks for any reply

At 7:15pm on January 29, 2019, Hank said…
Thanks for adding me! Just getting started with cbg's.
At 6:47pm on January 29, 2019, Travis said…

Thank you, Brian!

At 5:15pm on January 29, 2019, James Key said…

Thank you for the speedy welcome!

At 2:59pm on January 21, 2019, John Lean said…

Thank You Brian ,

Can't wait to get started on my first attempt at a cigar box guitar. I've finally managed to find one in a Whisky and cigar shop in Knutsford, I'm just gathering together everything else I need then it's all systems go .


At 6:11am on January 20, 2019, Jim Pugh said…

Thank you just got back CGB Fest in New Orleans....

one Word .......Smokin.....Samantha Fish and band have Me


hold on to de wood  nickels 

i set close to I am blind but I still see

Blind Melon Jim

At 4:49pm on January 15, 2019, Donald Felicella said…

Thanks! New to the CBG movement, but already loving it!

At 6:29pm on January 11, 2019, Rogheff said…

Thanks Brian.  It took me a while to get here, but happy to make it.

At 2:42pm on January 11, 2019, Vadim D said…

thank you! Glad to be here

At 12:56pm on January 8, 2019, Robert Bernotas said…

Hi Brian, thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to reading and learning about Cigar Box guitars. And of course finally building and playing one. Cheers

At 6:21am on January 8, 2019, Gregg Justus said…
Thanks Brian trying to decide what my first build will be.
At 7:24pm on January 7, 2019, Uncle John said…

I hope so.  Things are fading.....  More gone to Facebook.

At 6:14pm on January 7, 2019, Uncle John said…

Brian, it's very good of you to welcome so many new folks to CBN.  Good on yer, brother.

At 11:16am on January 2, 2019, Jack Albers said…

Thanks, Brian!  I appreciate the welcome.  I bought my first CBG for Christmas.  Now I need to learn how to play.  Hoping to use this site to get started.

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