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At 6:08am on June 15, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

BenBob - Yes, this is my design. Originally, I used it on my 6 string CBG with the large box. Then Darren Dukes of Back Porch Mojo, designed this Keni Lee Signature model 3 string CBG. He made 20 and they sold quickly. Currently, he is still building sporadically, but working and earning a living has got in his way. LOL Enjoy.

At 6:33pm on June 1, 2012, James said…

At 9:39pm on May 2, 2012, The Electric Pilgrims said…

awesome thanks so much, you have a friend in ireland brother.

At 8:27pm on April 26, 2012, The Electric Pilgrims said…

hey there benbob, hope you are good, watched your video for

Pretty Saro

i would love the tab for this beautiful tune, any chance ? scotty

At 2:01am on August 16, 2011, swampapple slim said…
you must have a lot of time or you can blow up calculators cant you great reading thanks Slim
At 3:04am on December 30, 2010, Furry Johnson said…
how ya doin man just gettin back to ya about a slide i used in video it s a bottle neck cut on both ends take it easy bro Furry
At 9:23am on December 17, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Hello BenBob,

I see your How to: video, but where is the performance video for Wooden Soldiers?

Happy Holidays. Enjoy.

At 4:18am on November 6, 2010, Laurie Lee Campbell said…
Hi CA neighbor---thanks so much for listening:-) I see you've joined the songwriting group, it's an easy going bunch...!,,fun--finding time to write songs,well,.seems to be at a premium lately---!LOL.........have a sweet weekend!
:-)Laurie
At 11:40am on October 31, 2010, Mark Bliss said…
At 11:39am on October 31, 2010, Mark Bliss said…
Ben,
After our chat about the problem with scattered topics and FAQ's the other day, I decided to start a new group In hopes of getting some of this information in a central location.
It is "intermediate building tips". Check it out if you like.
At 1:09am on October 29, 2010, Mark Bliss said…
I meant to show you this, in case you wanted to make that neck real stiff-

At 7:04am on July 21, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your comment. You open up a great area for discussion because as you know it is impossible to cover this topic in a short video. I don't want to sound impersonal, but real art expresses a personal perspective, a concept, an idea. If part of your persepective includes considering the perspective of others, then you express this too. Art is not always intended to please others. It is also used to get a reaction. Make people think. When you start catering to the audience, for fame or profit, this is a form of commercial art. Many great artists never rose to notoriety because they were so controversial. They were not marketable. Although, connecting with others on a personal level is very empowering. My intention was to encourage players to be true to themselves. Stick to their guns and not let others stand in the way of their art. Some will love it, others will hate it. Don't get caught up in this. Stay focused on developing the art. I appreciate your imput. Enjoy.
At 8:55am on July 2, 2010, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
The AFuente box that I made in reverse worked out well, it does have about an 1/8" dip in the top from the string tension and my bridge is only about 1 1/5" from the end. But it sounds nicer than the front side AFuentes I made before this one. I just got 3 more and will build them all in reverse. I may try a small stiffener also.
The montesino has a better back than front also, but I like the label so it will be front side up. I did not know your icon was a label, was a surprise when I pulled it of the shelf and there was BebBob on the box, lol.
At 12:06am on June 29, 2010, Crow said…
thanks for the add, benbob!
yeah, things have been rough for the last two weeks. but like i said.. yall better stand back now.... [devilish grin]
At 7:49pm on June 18, 2010, Eric Townsend said…
hey there, you know 'eye-hooks' -- like a screw hook only fully closed -- they come in everything from TINY tiny to pretty darn massive -- I just picked a medium-small size that seemed like it had a little heft and a long enough screw to mount deep into the wood and not bend at all.
At 12:24pm on June 18, 2010, olds sleeper said…
thanks for listening man...i appreciate the kind words.
At 12:49pm on June 17, 2010, Eric Townsend said…
hay man, I built my first a little while ago -- and made some happy accidents along the way. I'm sure you've already scoped out a bunch of samples for inspiration...but maybe swing by my page and look at the cool string retainer I did on mine -- I threaded a bolt through some eye hooks and ussed a file to file down the threads between the eye hooks to a smooth shaft...came out sold and kinda caveman cool. Thought it might give you an idea ... Best of luck -- ET
At 5:15pm on May 31, 2010, Michael Kolb said…
Hi there...
Well, I found this piece in my scrap box. It was custom made as a piece of a valve-control for a scale steam engine.
Greetings
Mic
At 5:50pm on April 30, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Welcome aboard, Benjamin! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Up in the Free Resources menu at the top, you will see a number of plans for building and playing cigar box guitars/ukuleles/banjos/dulcimers/violins. I encourage you to download any of the plans, take a look at them, and ask questions from there. Also our site is VERY searchable. I bet you your questions have already been asked, so take a few moments and look around.

Join our Chat sometime (see the bar at the bottom of your browser page). Keep in mind that tho the chat window says there are X number of people online, not all may have the chat window up.

Most of all, have fun!

-Wes

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