well david my real name is david miller and i have been building wow guesse its been almost 2 years now. The reason i got interested in cbg's is i have always been a fan of the blues at in reading about all the old timers it always seem that they started off on cigarbox guitars they built themselves , then i had an opputunity to buy one from another builder here in PA. well with a messed up paypal address and no vehicle to go buy it in person i decided i would just build one myself. So I started doing a search on the internet about them and one of the things i came croee was a myspace called Cigarbox Headquarters .so i message this guy and he sent me a link to the yahoo builders forum ,and offered help with any questions i would have,lurked there a while learned what i needed and have been building ever since.... that guy from the my space page by the way was Ted Crocker who is now not only my mentor but a good friend
a simple double neck build with biscuit canister lids under the biscuit bridges to make the guitar sound similar to a resonator.
Here's my 2 cents:
About 10 years ago I walked into a bar in Flagstaff, AZ and Richard Johnston was on stage playing his Lowebow. Needless to say, I was blown away by his performance and his instrument. He was kind enough to let me play his cbg for a couple of minutes and I've been hooked ever since.
Now that I'm a builder, I can't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on a store bought guitar. Nothing compares to the feeling of building your own instrument and playing it for the first time. Nothing.
Right On John