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The first sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 5. 12 Replies

So, my girlfriend was planning for the village wide yard sale and told me I should bring my guitars over and try to sell them.Well you wouldn't think that I would sell anything at a simple yard sale,…Continue

How do you come up with your design?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3pefhwwnvfj2q Aug 12, 2016. 83 Replies

   I have seen so many different guitar styles since joining this site. I dunno if its been asked before, but my question is this;Other than a requested design, what makes you build that particular…Continue

"Traditional vs New Fangled"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 30, 2016. 67 Replies

OK so it seems that Wayfinder started something that may have started something that didn't set well with everyone.So I submit to you, I challenge you to a comparison photo dicussion.Post your photos…Continue

Hi. I'm "(insert name here) and I can't stop building CBGs"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Burt Philbrick Feb 27, 2016. 40 Replies

Hi. I'm Blues Frog and I can't stop thinking about, (and building) cigar box guitars.I first discovered Cigar Box Guitars in Dec ember when I was Christmas shopping. Since then I've built 5 and…Continue

 

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John Sawyer replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"Just curious what you're selling on consignment at what price?  "
Oct 5
Blues Frog replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I had several guitar players interested. One of them is coming by tomorrow to look at some gits. I hope he likes them enough to buy one."
Oct 5
Blues Frog replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"My brother keeps telling me to set up at an event and I keep telling him to come along and play them. He's a much better musician than I am."
Oct 5
Blues Frog replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I just had a guy contact me who had taken one of my cards at the yard sale. He wants to stop by and look at them and is interested in buying one, so who knows, another may soon be out the door."
Oct 5
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I had a few mates that I play 6 string with buy a few ,I’ve sold one to Dave Lynas a member of the nation which I take as a feather in my cap , then I approached one of the bigger music store in town to take some on consignment  which I…"
Oct 5
John Sawyer replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I've been building and selling for 5 years... It comes in spurts... just as I get frustrated that I have too many hanging, a few people find me and buy them... My biggest event is the local Maker Faire, where I sell DIY Kits... I have 30 kits,…"
Oct 5
Grandpa replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"Frog, for as long as you've been posting, I figured you were a selling veteran. Glad to read about your first sale. I, too, have been building for a little over 3 years, and have been fortunate enough to make a number of sales, all in person. I…"
Oct 2
Jerry Jordan replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"The first I built to sell I put on Ebay.,.,and it was bid up to $31.,.,this  caused me to build 150+ more .,.,but I find it is priceless therapy.,., once I did sell one to an Ebay junkie.,., her husband closed the door on it (crushed)and sent…"
Sep 26
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Blues Frog replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I haven't tried to sell any really, until now. I did have someone request a canjo as a christmas gift last year though.  Maybe now I have a little more incentive."
Sep 19
Blues Frog replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"My inventory has built up over the past three years or so of building. I've been going a lot slower as of late, but when I start building it goes fairly quickly"
Sep 19
Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"A couple of views of the case....."
Sep 19
Lonman replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"In July I participated as a vendor for the local APL fundraiser, and sold 4 items of the 7 I had. I was pleased. In October will do another fundraiser the APL is having so looking forward to taking the remaining 3 items and the last 2 build I did.…"
Sep 18
Kirk replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I've been trying to build up an inventory, so I can hit a show, but I build slow.  I've been lucky so far that as I finish one, somebody online offers to buy it.  I think I've finally hit a point ... and I'll see…"
Sep 18
Brendt Evenden liked Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
Sep 18
Blues Frog replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion First Build Registry
"After buying and building Gitty's kit I wanted to try another one. The result was the "Rockin Peacenick" so aptly named by another member. I've since built it a custom case to reside in."
Sep 17

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching cigar box guitars
How many instruments have you built so far?
Too many for someone who isn't selling them.....
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the fact that I can take anything that I have and make an instrument out of it

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At 8:21pm on January 13, 2016, Darryl Tuttle said…

i hear you about the obsession with CBG's. my son thinks i'm weird because i took apart an old showerhead...the thing with all the holes that the water goes through will make a nice speaker cover

At 1:07pm on January 6, 2016, MichaelS Country Boy Guitars said…
Hi, haven't been to my page in a long time, just saw your post. I don't have a real shop, just my workbench in the basement and power tools in garage. I'm just outside the village, where are you at?
At 6:13pm on December 23, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Cheers man , if we chat before , have a great Xmas :-)

Shaun.

At 11:17pm on December 22, 2015, Bristol Blue said…

Hi Blues Frog , just enjoyed watching your videos. You don't see many people using full size humbuckers. I have a pair of 'em from a Satellite Les Paul I broke in 1986 ! Is there a reason they're not used much? Sure sounds good on your CBG . 

At 5:11pm on November 26, 2015, Randy S. Bretz said…

Here you go Blues...

At 7:50am on August 2, 2015, Uncle John said…

Blues Frog, it's good to have you for a CBN friend.

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One Man's Garbage......

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 9:57pm 14 Comments

Went to the transfer station today and this is what I found! A pile of cigar boxes just sitting there!

I couldn't just leave them there! There's too much potential.

What do you think?…

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