T-Gripped
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Home Made Tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory LeBeau Feb 25, 2016. 6 Replies

One aspect of this addiction which has huge appeal to me is the DIY angle, making homemade music on homemade instruments. Taking it a step further, I have seen many homemade tools which help form the…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Glen Kaiser
How many instruments have you built so far?
Somewhere over two dozen
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Giving junk a voice and allowing it to sing

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Book Report: Real Artists Don't Starve

Posted on July 3, 2018 at 10:28am 1 Comment

No, this is not specifically CBG related, so feel free to move on.

In addition to my CBG hobby/addiction I have always had a passion for reading. I am finding this book to be quite interesting. Although I have no aspirations to be a 'real artist', I do find that I desire to create interesting roots instruments; many more than I need so I try to sell them. Some friends like them, buy them, or commission me to build for them, so I find myself selling art.

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Ceramic Instruments

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:18am 5 Comments

 
Not actually a CBG but DIY: My wife & I browsed a pottery gallery in Weaverville, NC recently where I spied a ceramic banjo. The thing is beautiful, and possesses unexpectedly nice tone and tremendous volume. The owner is a dude whose mother was a potter and whose father was an old time mountain banjo maker. Pretty cool stuff!   …
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ONE YEAR IN

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

About a year ago I bumped into this video on a cold winter day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgiZ_A6objs

I was smitten. After scrounging a bunch of parts, and buying a few, my first CBG came to be. I am now about 12 instruments in with about 4 or 5 additional builds going.

Just wanted to thank you guys for all the input, encouragement, and 'rules' :)

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At 12:49pm on August 28, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Hey t-Gripped. Thanks for asking. I love your work. Happy to be your friend.

At 10:38am on August 14, 2018, T-Gripped said…

Cigar Box Guitars are like people: Each one is different. And like people, some are more different than others.

At 4:53pm on November 6, 2017, T-Gripped said…

Blood on the fretboard and sawdust in my coffee

 
 
 

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