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Posted on October 4, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Hey guys Check this out, It's a 1920's Red Top Grease Can Banjo

Look at the details on this really cool instrument, this is homemade twang!

There is even grafite pencil marks to mark out the frets on the neck, the builder even had to modify the markings…


Cigar Box Guitar Quote of the day

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 3:00am 2 Comments

Bill Coliins said this, I thought paraphrased it would be a great write up for inspiration to post over here.

"There's a certain rawness to a homemade cigar box guitar. It's a sound that has grit. There is an unrefined quality that you don't find in guitars being made in a factory. Cigar Box Guitars have a ruff, dry attack and an unruliness to them. 

A lot of cigar box guitar builders today try to fix and correct the nuances of a homemade guitar, and there is definitely…


Old Time Blues on Cigar Box Guitars

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 11:00pm 0 Comments


Do you like Cigar Box Guitar music?

I have downloads and you can listen to vintage and authentic slide and blues guitar played only on 3 and 4 string cigar box guitar,

Check out the music at the website…


How to Build a Homemade Amp

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I am updating the website and wanted to share some information to help you get a great sound out of your cigar box…


1880's - 1930's Cigar Box Guitar Music

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 11:30am 2 Comments

 Hi guys, I finally organized and edited some of my music for online listening. These 2 albums are all old time blues music played on cigar box guitar. NO singing, NO band, NO regular guitars. These recordings are only authentic Delta Blues and slide cigar box guitar.

All of this music was recorded with only 3 and 4…


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At 8:27am on May 23, 2018, JB said…

Hello brother John :) will do and I found one but not in the greatest shape but I got it anyway, and those boxes have a great unique Tone! Hope to find a few more! Hope all is well your way and talk soon! God bless John! JB

At 8:42am on May 22, 2018, Uncle John said…

Thanks on the radio, John, but that one got away from me.  It sold quickly. 

I like the logos that Dave Lynas is coming up with for you.

At 4:01pm on May 17, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Thanks for asking Beetle. Glad to be a friend. .. Dave

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Thanks BeatleJuice. I too am your fan. I love your imput to Nation. Your beautiful guitars, amps and pickups rock! Thanks B.

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