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Three string bass CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach Oct 3, 2016. 4 Replies

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

Anybody have a need for 1st and 2nd strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog Sep 28, 2016. 18 Replies

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

Videos of those you play CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Davis Sep 5, 2016. 6 Replies

I thought this might be a way to share videos of those who play CBG...Continue

Tags: Playing, CBG, Musicians

Workbench Mayhem... Help! I have more stuff than space.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 18, 2016. 39 Replies

I've gotten so accustom to working in a mess that it just doesn't seem to matter anymore.…Continue

Tags: tools, storage, space, clutter, workbench


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Ken I replied to Eric Davis's discussion String Action on a Slide Guitar?
"I just received my slide CBG. The action at the nut is 1/8", about 3/16" at the 12th fret. I'm only beginning to learning to play. Just fooling around with the CBG I find that the notes ring much louder and clear if the string is…"
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For The Aspiring Composers

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 11:00pm 9 Comments

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…


My First Cigar Box Guitar

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 8:00am 7 Comments

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…


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