BrianQ.
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
How many instruments have you built so far?
Lost count?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
How many famous musicians have started on them

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BrianQ. commented on Dave Lynas's video
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"Nice, gotta love nature, I’ll take that over a concrete jungle any day! great video Dave, cello sure sounds good!"
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BrianQ. replied to James Pobog's discussion Build #2
"Good start, reminds me of a National “Dynamic” lap steel from the 40’s? "
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BrianQ. replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"Here’s another one about shovel guitar building tips:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIF44Jj3gK8"
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BrianQ. commented on Andy Stone's group CBG wiring & electronics.
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BrianQ. replied to Laurence Owen's discussion Shovel guitar and sizes
"Any shovel will work, it’s all about what scale length you wanna use? But if you must, he’s using a 20” model- 20” is the length of the handle, 1.5” is the diameter of the handle? Doesn’t seem like the spade size…"
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BrianQ. commented on High Bird Handcrafted Instuments's photo
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Move over brand new shiny guitar, Here comes my Cigar Box Guitar!!!

Way back when i was younger I always asked for a guitar,but i didn't get it. My dad would always say " Bo Diddley made his guitar with a cigar box and a piece o' wood". And i always looked athim like as if he were crazy. A few years later, I had a friend that wanted to leave his jacked up guitar at my house. The neck was broken away from the body,with only 3 strings and  he had no intentions of comin' back for it. what do I do with a guitar that can't be played? Bo Diddley! Yeah! That's it! I glued and screwed the broken off neck and bridge to a Hava-Tampa cigar box, thus creating my first guitar and cigar box guitar!
Twenty years later, I discovered "cigar box guitars" group strictly by accident, triggering my long lost love for all things cigar box. Isn't it funny how life comes full circle sometimes?

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At 6:48pm on September 13, 2019, James Pobog said…

Awesome! Thanks!

At 1:59pm on September 11, 2019, Laurence Owen said…

Many thanks, looking foerward to asking plenty!

At 12:03pm on September 11, 2019, Bruno Ballardini said…

Thank you

At 1:32am on September 10, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks BrianQ!  i thought as much , but somtimes we try to cheat reality,

whit cheap solutions,that do not work ,to find out what we allready knew! thanks for reminding me ! Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 5:54pm on September 4, 2019, Larry Millican said…

 Thanks Brian Q,,thanks everybody for so much helkp,,especially Nick for being there to talk about the tin pan alley i ordered,,,i have order and recieved another neck,,fret board and other essential parts,,,making to more 3 string guitar,,so much and and a blast to strum and play,,learn,,,great to be part of this,,,even though,,,,it is kinda like Wilkl Rogers,,or Mark Twain,,on or the other,,i would not want to belong to a group or org thta would have me as a member,,,gotta keep a sense of humor,,,larry

At 3:11pm on September 4, 2019, Thomas Case said…

Thanks for the welcome Brian.  Great resource for the community.

At 2:43pm on September 4, 2019, George Hurtado said…

Thank you Brian! I look forward to learning much from this awesome website. So much talent!!!

At 1:06pm on September 4, 2019, Steve Sheldon said…

Thank you

At 6:28pm on August 28, 2019, Carl Williams said…

Hi Brian, Thanks for the welcome. I have been watching videos from Glenn and Dell and enjoy their videos very much. I have been looking at everythin I could find on cigar box guitars. I hope to find more time to work on my build and on my playing. Thanks again.

At 1:22pm on August 28, 2019, Joe Filer said…

Thank You. I look forward to checking out that video.

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