Blues Frog
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The first sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 5, 2018. 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 Burt's Blues Boxe 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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Blues Frog commented on Smokin' Guitars's photo
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"I like this one alot! Very cool build."
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Blues Frog replied to Smokin' Guitars's discussion Smokin' Guitars - New Member Introduction in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Started building in 2015 for something new to do. Joined this site because the folks here are interested in what we build and all very helpful. Last year I sold three CBGs, plus I was commissioned to build a Canjo. The more I build, the better they…"
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Blues Frog replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Giving Old Instruments New Life with a Fresh Look
"That's a mighty fine transformation. How does it play?"
Jul 9
Blues Frog replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Thanks Cause, this is useful information and helps me experiment with different chords and sounds with my cbg."
Jul 9
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Break Train Blues (Cover)

"Great bit of playing. I also love that room for recording. "
Jul 7
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For Lynn

"A nice song Dave."
Jul 4
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The Angels Laid Him Away

"Nicely done John. "
Jul 4
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Ahh. The ideas never end!"
Jun 16
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"If I said I wanted to make it into a guitar, she would say "Go ahead" She's an enabler when it comes to the CBG addiction. At least for now. "
Jun 15
Blues Frog replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Girlfriend wanted me to take this spool and make a wagon out of it. Here's what I came up with. I used cedar fencing boards for the wagon body. It looks good as well. I bought a big pot to put in in and will add some dirt and flowers to spruce…"
Jun 15
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"Thanks Derek. Much appreciated."
Jun 15
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"Good song and performance!"
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"Thank you John and Bob."
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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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