My name is Johnny Yowell Jr. My nickname is LJey. (means lil johnny). I have been building about a year. I started right after I quit smoking ciggarettes and picked up cigars. When I quit smoking cigars I had a couple boxes lying around the house. Guitar world mag was advertising some mojo brand and I decided to build my own.I dug around the net. and found some help with basic design.Built my first cbg in 1 day. It wasnt bad except the strings were cutting in.
The sound grabbed me. had to build another that the strings wouldnt cut through. I got hooked! Im a lifer now.It takes me more than a day to build one now. But the quality is improving as I learn.
I was so excited about finding Cigar Box Nation. And the different ways people approach this is great.
So far I keep it pretty simple. But I'm doing a lil somthin different almost every time.I like vintage guitars and tube amps. So I guess the CBG is about as vintage as it gets.
Personally, I have a beautiful wife of 18 years. 18 really good years.And an awesome little boy.He makes me proud everyday. i run a small fammily roofing co in Land O Lakes FL. We do all our work with our own crew (no subs) meaning we care about doing our job right the first time.Our service is unmatched in every area except speed. We cannot compete with the big companies that do your roof in a day. We think it's best not to rush it.
We attend Baylife Church in Brandon.Great church.They let me serve in the band. (They havent let me CBG yett but I'm sure they will find room for it someday.)And my wife takes care of the kids.
CBN is great! Thanks for the vision Shane.