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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Andries D. EKER left a comment for BrianQ.
"Thanks on that info BrianQ, did not now that Jack Black was Native American!  "
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Electric 2 string bass project.

"Light gauge will do, weed wacker will also work? If you’re going for E/B tuning I would use .100-.090 for E & .080-..070 for B, basically the 3rd & 4th strings? I have a built a few 2 string basses with these gauges & they work…"
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The Raid at Kickapoo Springs A. D. Eker 2019

"This guy’s also from Kikckapoo"
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Dennis Havlena

"Wow, I almost forgot about Dennis, he’s built so many kool handmade instruments? Thanx for sharing Andries :)"
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BrianQ. left a comment for Peter Lawson
"Welcome to the nation Peter, here’s a simple video of how to build one, you might check out the Resources tab for more build ideas? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8"
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"Welcome to the nation Mark, check out the Resources tab as well as Glenn watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8"
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"Welcome to the nation Ramson, plenty of info in the Resources tab "
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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 5:30pm on March 23, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks on that info BrianQ, did not now that Jack Black was Native American!  

At 1:39am on March 16, 2019, StinkBugGuitars said…

Thanks! :)

At 2:01pm on March 14, 2019, Michael Pounds said…

Thanks for the welcome. Good to be here.

At 12:57am on March 13, 2019, Jimmy Davis said…

Thank you for excepting me I am looking forward to a good learning experience 

At 8:15pm on March 12, 2019, John W Frey said…

Thanks Brian

At 8:14pm on March 12, 2019, John W Frey said…

Thanks Brian

At 6:12pm on March 12, 2019, Jim Sinacola said…

Inspired to join by Dave Gatton

At 3:17am on March 7, 2019, Jeff Gibbs said…

thank you

At 11:57am on March 6, 2019, Nate said…

Thanks, Brian!

At 9:34am on March 3, 2019, Uncle John said…

Thanks for the birthday greetings, Brian.  Appreciated. :)

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