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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"I’m building a box for it & frame will be mounted like an LPG? I’ll modge podge a pic of my screen icon in the frame :)  whats the scale length, shorter than 13”?"
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BrianQ. replied to Michael shrader's discussion Rough scarf joint seam in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I would sand the rough parts flat until they match up? Are they glued together already? Pics? A good clamping, sharp blade & practice will help in long run? Don’t worry, it’s your 1st, next one’s gonna be better? BTW, I…"
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BrianQ. replied to Warren Williams's discussion Is EBE tuning more tension or less? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"EBE is intended for strings 4,5,6- E,A,D. GDG is intended for strings 3,4,5- A,D,G. With that said, if you tune the E string 1 1/2 steps higher to G, it will have way more tension than using an A string tuned down 1 step to G? So really it’s…"
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"For the kiddies, you’re the nice dad aren’t ya :D"
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"I love me some black n copper!! Thanx Jay :D"
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Why are we here?

  Because we wanna build handmade instruments, that’s why? And we don’t want our wives saying anything about it, see! So look here, you get yer dirty sawdusty hands out there in the shop & build somethin’, why don’t ya!!!

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At 12:33pm on October 21, 2019, Randy Trout said…

Thanks Brian. I have saved this video along with others, Hope to get started soon. 

At 7:32am on October 17, 2019, Adam Seelig said…
Hey Brian! Thanks for the warm welcome! Sorry for the delay but I have been crazy busy but hope to start posting some fun stuff soon!
At 1:56pm on October 16, 2019, Joe Lerch said…
Thanks for the video, it is a good start for me
At 12:03pm on October 11, 2019, James Pobog said…

Awesome site! Thanks!

At 2:40pm on October 10, 2019, Jack Trophia said…

Plan on building something this winter.....Saw these at the Va, State Fair last week

At 12:42pm on October 4, 2019, Tony Amaro said…

Thanks, Brian.

I just purchased my first cbg built in 2015 and signed McLeary, i believe. I may need to learn any upgrades. But, also going to learn to play. Happy to be in the CBN! THANKS!

At 11:15am on October 4, 2019, Ron Bercume said…

Thanks Brian!

At 6:21am on October 3, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

That guy from white stripes seem to have one in his record store, Dar stellabotha did a recording there it seems !  your grand mothers machine must have vanisched in time?thanks for the comments!

At 5:13am on October 2, 2019, Keith Gibson said…

Hi Brian,yeah looking forward to picking up tips and bits from you all out there,this is the first forum i have joined,i feel you Americans have it made with sites like these,as i reside in dear old blighty it is refreshing to maybe get to know a few of you out there,keep up the good work Brian,all the best Keith.

At 5:02pm on September 30, 2019, Marcel Dune said…

Thank you very much!

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