Hip Bone Bellaire
  • Male
  • Penfield, NY
  • United States

Hip Bone Bellaire's Friends

  • Tracy Holley
  • Darryl Tuttle
  • john Zimmerman
  • Andrew Zibuck
  • wade pawlak
  • bruce bell
  • Rene (rainy) Hamell
  • Gary Christo
  • Steve Eckel
  • Shane Speal shanespeal.com
  • steven beck
  • swampapple slim
  • Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman
  • Mad Mike's CBG's
  • Adam Francey

Hip Bone Bellaire's Discussions

The Build I Hate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jul 29, 2018. 14 Replies

B♭ minor Strings and Tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Sep 13, 2017. 4 Replies


Welcome, Hip Bone Bellaire

Latest Activity

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
the net

Hip Bone Bellaire's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Hip Bone Bellaire's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Hip Bone Bellaire's Blog

Week 1

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 1:34pm 2 Comments

Ok after deciding that for some reason trying to play the 3 string cigar box would be easier the the harp, I took the leap. I purchased 2 boxes from the cigar shop at the mall for 2 bucks each and got a 4 foot peace of 1x2 oak FOR 4 BUCKS AT HD.... No I don't make stuff in a wood shop, no I don't play guitar, and no I don't know what I'm doing BUT I have to get sound out of something I make and I figure using a slide will make me sound like I know what I'm doing even if I don't...

So… Continue

Comment Wall (16 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 10:45am on May 17, 2017, Tracy Holley said…


I live here in Webster, NY and am looking for an alternative guitar player to join in a duo project.  I thought I would reach out to some of my fellow local CBN members to see if you, or someone you know, has any interest in a project like this..


If you are at all interested, there is a much better explanation of this project online at www.sweettmusic.webs.com




At 3:20pm on June 12, 2012, Steve Eckel said…

Put out a call.  where should we meet?

At 2:46pm on June 12, 2012, Steve Eckel said…

Sounds like a plan.  Think a gathering would be fun.  I do more building than playing but am always looking for a reason to jam.

At 2:08pm on June 12, 2012, Steve Eckel said…

Dewey ave is a great place for boxes.  I will have a tent at the Maplewood Rose Fest.  Hope to see you there.


At 5:27pm on February 1, 2012, Michael J. Latoski said…

hip bone nosotros somos amigos !

At 6:15pm on January 24, 2012, Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw said…

HI there.

Good to have you as a friend on CBN. I also enjoyed reading your discussion on tuners.

All the best.


At 12:28pm on August 18, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Hip Bone for your kind comment. Oddly enough, I have a large #10 tomato can that I place down when I busk on the NYC subway platforms, but just now I finished working on a smaller peach can to attach to my guitar headstock. I am using a spring clamp to attach it to the guitar, and some bailing wire (19 gauge, gonna make a Diddley Bow soon too) to attach the can to the clamp. I printed out a card that reads, TIPS. Just got to mount it to the can using some heavy duty clear tape. Weird you should mention this right now. See ya soon, Keni Lee
At 4:30pm on August 16, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Hip Bone for your interest and question.

Wes is coordinating the seminar.


I am sure it will be well annouced at the Festival. I printed out the lesson, so everyone will have a copy. Considering we will be working on Playing the Blues, it might turn into a jam session too! See ya soon, Keni Lee

At 10:32am on July 21, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Hip Bone. Yes, it definitely make sense to me. I appreciate your personally sharing. I guess "performance" art by it's nature has to be geared toward other's appreciation. Especially magic (fool the audience). What you choose to present it up to you. I like everyone else ping - pong. A kind of hate - love relationship with my music. This is normal and healthy. You don't want to suppress emotions or get imprisoned by them. I think goals are important to keep us focused. When you lose sight of what is your ambition, it gets rather difficult to stay the course. I like what you said. I can relate. Art is definitely all about the "Big Picture". Like Life. Nothing is permanent. Constantly changing. How do you respond? Enjoy.
At 6:16pm on July 20, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Hip Bone for your comment. Enjoy.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Info please.

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by James Pobog 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Yeah, OK,...

Started by James Pobog in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by James Pobog 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

Build #2

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Poorness Studios yesterday. 3 Replies

PDF DOWNLOAD: How to Build a Hurdy Gurdy

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Philip Taylor on Thursday. 8 Replies

Blog Posts

Mailing boxes for CBG's

Posted by Kevin Patrick on September 18, 2019 at 10:02am 3 Comments


Posted by Emer M. on September 16, 2019 at 11:59am 0 Comments

Mama Pearson's Soaporium

Posted by Rick Tish on September 14, 2019 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Fresh Diddley Bow- "Why Not?"

Posted by Glenn Kaiser on September 13, 2019 at 10:23pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner posted a discussion

Just something I wanted to share

Walking out of Hobby Lobby and spotted a gentalman with this cane. Thought it was rather unique and…See More
13 minutes ago
JB liked John's photo
50 minutes ago
John posted photos
56 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Dave Lynas's video

Tuesday’s Blues

"I like the somber ones best. The cello asks for them. I tuned the two instruments in two different…"
58 minutes ago
James Pobog replied to James Pobog's discussion Info please.
"OK, is this right?The 2x4 lap here is a 23" scale, the body is 32 inches long. That's a…"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on Poorness Studios's blog post The Best Jugs in Kentucky Are Empty
"You opened Pandora's cigar box ;-)"
1 hour ago
the anonymous pick commented on Kevin Patrick's blog post Mailing boxes for CBG's
"Ask your local dollar store  to save you the   fake  long stem flower boxes , they…"
1 hour ago
Hubcap John posted photos
2 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Josh Thompson's photo
2 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Dave Lynas's video

Tuesday’s Blues

"i needed that on monday ;-)"
2 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Clint Spotts's video

Gotta Boogie

"feelin like a proud papa .   ;-)"
2 hours ago
Greg Tiffany commented on Stovepipe's video
2 hours ago

CigarBoxGuitar.com Knowledgebase Articles



© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->