I made a diddley bow for a guy and now he's asking whether I can make a 3 string bass cbg. Has anyone any experience with such? If so what needs to be considered in making one? I'm assuming the…Continue
I've got a collection of 1st (E) and 2nd (B) strings. Does anyone have a use for these? I found that I can make diddley bows using the 6th (low E) string, but don't know what to do with the others.…Continue
A Little Help for The Aspiring Cigar Box Guitar Composer
My interest in cigar box guitars sure has taken some interesting twists and turns. Up to this point, I've focused mostly on building them, not so much on playing them.
I've dabbled with music composition in the past. I have always owned a guitar, and I think anyone with a passion for music…Continue
My First Cigar Box Guitar
So my introduction to the cigar box guitar was quite by accident. Talking on a forum about the topic of guitar enthusiasm, I ran across a YouTube video regarding CBG's while researching the subject of guitar history. I was intrigued. The history and the simplicity of the instrument was compelling. The more I learned, the more I wanted one of my own. Eventually I ran into an instructional video that showed me how to build one. And so I was off to the…Continue