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At 6:23pm on July 12, 2021, The Cigar Box Guitar Store said…

Thanks for the good luck wishes for this year's festival. Last year was lightly attended as everyone was kept outdoors and spread out in circles on the lawn. We're hoping the added instrument building activities for kids helps bring CBG awareness and appreciation amongst more families. 

At 3:06am on July 4, 2021, Dr George Melvyn Ella said…

Thanks Brian,

I wrongly clicked on the editor before writing, not after. As I have macular degeneration and Parkinson's and cannot read normal print and using a mouse is difficult, sometimes impossible, it is rather awkward for me to get about. I am thrilled, however, with what the Cigar Boy Nation produces and organises and can blow up most things on my computer. I copy the tabs, then with aid of a large magnifying glass, into a note book in a far larger size. In this way I get by quite nicely. I am most thankful for the patriotic American songs. Though I am a German citizen, my great-grandfather left for Alabama to help the Confederates in the Irish Brigade and, as he was a farrier, he helped build up the cavalry. My grandma was born and grew up in Alabama., her 'sweet home'. She had to leave for England to marry her cousin as there were few young men still alive in 'Sweet Home Alabama' after the war.

George

At 7:44pm on July 3, 2021, r.j. hassler said…

thanks brian, i bought these guitars on  etsy , dont know how to find any local builders , shane speal isnt to far away but i dont know if he and his family are feeling better or if he does that kind of work. plus , i can not figure out my way around here, i dont post much or do social media . is there a way i can find a local builder for help ? thanks again , r.j.

At 1:12pm on July 3, 2021, r.j. hassler said…

thanks brian , i will look into that , r.j.

At 11:24am on July 1, 2021, Dr George Melvyn Ella said…

Dear Brian, 

Thankyou for your advice but when I click on HTML Editor the window merely shrinks or grows bigger. I find things, however, by chance such as this column and I have seen wonderful videosw but I have no idea of how the system works and how I can get to where I want to go at once. I would like to show you a picture of my new homemade guitar but though you told me 'This is the way to do it', I did not descover the way.

I am content to fiddle around but would really like some system to follow.

georgeformby2

At 1:32pm on June 28, 2021, Dr George Melvyn Ella said…

Thank you BrianQ for the invitation. I need a guided tour as I cannot find my way around. I tried to show what I was doing but was only given 140 words. How do I sign in? How do I find postage costs for Germany? At present, I buy Gitty's things from Amazon de.

George

At 5:23pm on June 23, 2021, Craig Stewart said…

Thank you for the add, I have been following this page for some time and have found it very useful and informative.

Regards, Craig

At 7:10am on May 19, 2021, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Brian, as for being a keeper, it's getting crowded in here!

At 1:22pm on May 14, 2021, Wayne Waddington said…

thanks I will building 2 of the kits with my grade kids and will start making my own boxes soon after.  

At 2:59pm on May 10, 2021, kenny williams said…

Thank ya much Brian

At 10:22pm on May 3, 2021, Shaun said…

Thank you so much!!

Shaun

At 11:46am on April 28, 2021, Bear said…
Thank you so much. Good to be part of this
At 4:06am on April 8, 2021, Peter Bryenton said…

Thanks for your welcome Brian.

I'll beat a couple of my Chromebook's IT gremlins into submission, then I'll have a look around.

Cheers

Peter

At 8:03pm on March 16, 2021, James Taze Bennett said…

true enough.

At 2:06am on February 19, 2021, Lorenzojose said…

Hi. Thanks for the,howdy.

when I click on the Essentials links I get notices of expired security certificates and that the site may be trying to steal my personal info.

maybe a site moderator should look into that.

thanks, Lorenzo.

At 3:11pm on February 12, 2021, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you for your Kind comments on the Mutant Guitar gif,  see where your coming from, it is verry much inspired by art , and all the stuf on the nation is mostly catagorised as folk-art anyway so i dont see the special disticktion, but  i will probebly not fall in the catagory anyway's  ,after reading the rules again in a nations mail from Gitty it has to bee a mutant between two instruments, and allthow the paint brush is a instrument in a way , its one for painting and not for sound allthow that is produced aswell when rolling the paint but my intensions are from a diverend Nature anyway ! but i see you like it and i thank you for your kind words on the subject ! greeeeetsszz A.D.

At 6:08pm on February 11, 2021, Kevin Whalen said…

Thank you

At 12:23am on February 4, 2021, BriceM said…

Thank you Brian !

At 4:00pm on February 2, 2021, JeffreyFB said…

An Apprehension Engine is a horror movie sound effects instrument. It features a three string guitar, a hurdy gurdy wheel, and other sound effects devices. I've included a YouTube video of the original machine played by its creator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzk-l8Gm0MY

At 2:06pm on January 27, 2021, ILL GREEN said…

Thanks BrianQ! Yes, I've been trying for a few weeks already to no avail.  Every time I post, it disappears.  And when I go into edit, my original post is gone as well.

If you can read this, let me know, I can notify the mods about it.  

Thanks again brother,

Ralph

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