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Fender Plans a USA made Acoustic

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

I saw this and thought it was cool.

to bad the left in the first place, they should have just stayed with production here in America.

 This not really a revelation, but at least they are willing to try and build here..I like that and I am a fan of Fender...these guitars look a little odd, but i hope it works out.



Homemade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments


Hi, I just wanted to post new Cigar Box Pickup designs for January 2019.

If you build or sell cigar box guitars these will give our instrument and authentic look plus add value to your guitars.  Here are the new 2019 models

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RED ALERT>>> Cigar Box History NEWS

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 afterwards.

This is so cool, this is a great piece of history! If you would like to…


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 I will also be putting a new…


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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

At 5:13am on April 9, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

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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