Chris McCleese
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  • Cleveland, OH
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Chris McCleese joined Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's group
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C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply

C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is your one-stop shop for the parts and accessories you need for building and playing Cigar Box Guitars and other hand-made instruments (and even store-bought ones!). This group is the place for product links and updates.
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Habanera Hal's group
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Sell Those Puppies!

A group to discuss selling the instruments and accessories we build.  Where to sell, how to display, what works and what doesn't.  Where do you find your buyers? See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Nation News's group
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Homemade Dobros

"It don't mean a thang, if it ain't got that clang!!!"We're discussing homemade dobro ideas.  From dog bowls to paint can lids and whatever else you can dream up...we wanna see it!  What do you use on your cigar box guitars to get that metal sound?  Do you have a technique that projects sound like a dobro? Let's hear it!  See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Joker's group
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Ohio CBG Cooperative

A place for all you buckeyes to get together and talk about your cbg's- builds, purchases, performances etc.
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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Piezos From Outer Space!!!

The simple Piezo Disc pickup is one of the most underrated sound devices.  Sure, they work great as internal pickups for our cigar box guitars, but have you ever considered other possibilities? See Shane Speal's "Spring Thing" instrument (below) created by Shane Speal as a way to introduce you to new options for sound design, special effects and possibly inventing new and exotic instruments.Post your weird creations, sound machines and otherworldly piezo instruments here! See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Slowpaw Steve T's group
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Four String Cigar Box Guitars

Group for those who are interested to find out more and swap ideas for builds, chords and tunings for these versatile instruments!
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Shaun's group
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Home Made Guitar Amps

This is a group for home made guitar amps.See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Jantan ux's group
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Piezo pickups

All ideas to make piezoelectricsound good and stable.See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Mad Mike's CBG's's group
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The Beginners Club

A club for beginners who are building for the first time and need some support from each other as well as experienced builders who are willing to teach newbies the ropes. Welcome!See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Mark Bliss's group
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Intermediate building tips and tricks forum

This forum is for sharing general building information that falls between "CBG building 101" and "Super advanced building"
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Andy Stone's group
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CBG wiring & electronics.

Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Rick Torzynski's group
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Smokin' Mandolins

Cigar Box Mandolins
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined BeetleJuice!'s group
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Three string guitars

Everything about anything that's a three stringerSee More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined John Sims's group
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Secrets of the CBG Underground

Tips, Tricks of the Trade and Secrets that (almost) no one is supposed to know about...Tell us your secrets!See More
Jan 18, 2018
Chris McCleese joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar

Playing tips and secrets. Tunings. Primal music theory.See More
Jan 18, 2018

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet Search
How many instruments have you built so far?
1
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Although I have not made my first cigar box guitar yet, I am very excited to both build my first and play an instrument that I have hand made. It just doesn't get any better than that. Seeing and hearing the various CBG's that other people have made makes me want to play that much more.

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