Bob Johnston
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Laminating Tip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

I recently discovered some of the shops that sell cigars have scraps of thin veneer that comes in the Oliva cigar boxes.  Cigar smokers use them to light their cigars avoiding a chemical taste.  I…Continue

Neck Width

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Jul 28, 2018. 5 Replies

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a quarter inch.  Without any reinforcement would a more narrow…Continue

Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6, 2017. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9, 2017. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

 

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Bob Johnston commented on Daniel Hulbert's video
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Pine8pple Ukulele

"You make it all look so easy but I know better.  Great design and it sounds great.  You are a master builder!"
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Bob Johnston commented on Jim Morris's video
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Waiting For The Federals on Pineapple Glace Mandolin

"Great find on the box.  Your builds and playing are exceptional as usual Jim and inspiring to novices like me.   I still like to go back to some of your YouTube videos and watch them.  Thanks."
yesterday
Bob Johnston commented on Derek Rose's video
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Suzanne

"Very nice. If there is a genre between bluegrass, folk and country this must be it. Love the mix!"
Apr 28
Bob Johnston commented on Daniel Hulbert's video
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Building a Solid Body Baritone Ukulele

"Awesome job Daniel. Thanks for sharing the building of your uke.  "
Apr 23
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New 3-String CBG Demo

"The trouble with using hot glue is when the music is too hot to handle.  It melts the glue!"
Apr 11
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Cigar box practice amp

"looks nice.  like Darryl I'm trying to get the hang of doing one from scratch.  Bought a couple of cheapo 3W amps and put the parts in a cigar box but sure would like to learn to make one from parts."
Mar 7
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Build#18-1

"Maddog and Uncle John, Thank you for your nice comments."
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"Very nice Bob!"
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"Nice head stock. "
Mar 3
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Build#18-1

"Hope it goes for a good price, Bob. Nice build and blessings on yer."
Mar 3
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Rainy Day CBG

"The sound is really great and the plunkin is pretty good too.    The paint with the flames really does justice to the Tin Pan Alley.  Good job!"
Mar 2
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People Get Ready - Cali Fest Gospel stage open mic

"Been away for awhile so I missed this one.  Really love that song, especially by Eva Cassidy.  You did a great job on this Derek.  Thanks for sharing."
Mar 1

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet search
How many instruments have you built so far?
one
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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