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new products, get back-ordered items back into stock, etc.


  • Bulk Medium/Medium Fret Wire: IN STOCK
  • Economy Tuners: IN STOCK
  • Gold Tuners: IN STOCK
  • Skull Tuners: IN STOCK
  • Black Tuners: IN STOCK
  • Chrome Sealed-Gear Tuners: IN STOCK
  • Digital Chromatic Tuners - IN STOCK
  • Neutrik long-shaft mono jacks: IN STOCK

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We've just added a new product that I think many of you may find very useful: a
basic CBG electronics kit! This kit contains all of the bits you need to electrify your special cigar box build, without any of the hassle of having to pick out the individual parts and buy more parts than you need. This kit has it all, for a good price, and includes a 2-page illustrated how-to guide, complete with wiring diagram and step-by-step instructions!

The kit contains:
  • (2) 20mm piezos with pre-soldered leads
  • (1) Neutrik long-shaft 1/4" mono guitar jack
  • (1) 500KOhm audio potentiometer (volume pot)
  • (1) "Chickenhead" style black plastic potentiometer knob
  • (1) 2ft. length red 22-gauge hook-up wire
  • (1) 2ft. length black 22-gauge hook-up wire
  • (1) 2-page instructions sheet.
We are selling this kit for the low price of $12.99, and you can find it in by web shop by clicking here.

New Products: 1" Screened Grommets and several varieties of large 1.5" grommets! After much ado, we finally have the
1" Screened Brass Grommets in stock, perfect as sound hole inserts on your cigar box guitars. We are selling these in packs as small as 4 all the way up to bulk packs of 100. We also have s
everal new 1.5" inside-diameter grommets (and washers) in stock, including
satin silver,
shiny painted black, and a unique
square antique brass finish. We also have some great new electronics products on the way, including a
pre-wired, pre-soldered piezo->jack harness that should be available later this week, and a S
OLDERLESS rod piezo->end-pin/strap button jack harness that is sure to be very popular! As always, stay tuned to
http://www.cbgitty.com/cubecart/ for all of the latest products!

GREAT new product: Pre-Wired Piezo & Jack Harness for only $11.99!

These are perfect for the builder who doesn't want to mess about with sourcing individual parts, wiring and worst of all soldering. With this harness assembly, you just glue in/attach the piezo, drill a hole and mount the jack and you're done! It doesn't get much simpler than this! Also be sure to check out my
article on piezo placement and mounting methods for some pointers on the best ways to place and mount a piezo.

The piezo in this harness is a high-quality 20mm Murata piezoelectric transducer, and the jack is a Neutrik long-shaft (9.5mm vs 6.5mm) 1/4" phone jack, great for getting through cigar box sides with plenty of threads to spare. Perhaps best of all, these harnesses were assembled by none other than our very own renowned luthier and CBG electronics expert, Ted Crocker!

Be sure to browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply for this and other great new products!

Exciting things are going on over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply! I'll be posting more details soon, but here's a quick sneak-peak of what we've added: a
Cigar Box Guitar Kit, a great
Rod Piezo Pickup,
New 1.5" Grommets... and more! And we have more good stuff on the way very soon... stay tuned!
Rod Piezo & End-pin Jack Harness! This pickup assembly was made specifically for cigar box guitars, and features a great rod piezo pickup and chrome end-pin/strap button jack. Best of all, no soldering is required to install it! The rod piezo lead plugs directly into the back of the endpin jack, so all you have to do is mount your piezo, mount the jack, plug it in and you're done! I have these listed on my site @ $14.99 per set, only $16.99 shipped to the US, significantly less than you can get a similar item for on eBay! Don't let fear of soldering and wiring keep you from adding pickups to your builds any longer! Also, I now have GIFT CERTIFICATES avalable for purchase through my site. Just check the store homepage at
http://www.cbgitty.com/cubecart. The gift certificates are handled through PayPal: buying one provides you a printable certificate that has a code that can be used during PayPal checkout on my site to cover all or part of the order total!

Gold Enclosed-Gear Tuners and Skull Tuners are back in stock!

Link to Gold Tuners: CLICK HERE

Link to Skull Tuners: CLICK HERE


As of right now our 6-packs of economy tuners are back in stock. We've updated our store so that they are available for immediate purchase! Here is the direct link: http://www.cbgitty.com/cubecart/index.php?act=viewProd&productI...

We also got a lot of other great new stuff with this order that we will be getting listed soon: nice gold and chrome metal pot knobs, economy mono jacks, economy pots, new plastic pot knobs, jack plates, chrome sealed-gear tuners and more! Stay tuned to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply for all of the great new products!

Check out the great new economy electronics components now available over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!

Economy Mono Jacks - these jacks are nice quality, with double nuts on the shaft so that you can precisely mount them. They have a ~6.5mm shaft, so they may be a little short to go through the side of a cigar box, but they work great with our new Jack Plates! We sell these in 3-packs, 12-packs and bulk 25-packs, so you can stock up and save!

Economy Volume Potentiometers - We not have economy long-shaft audio-taper volume potentiometers in stock, in both 250KOhm and 500KOhm ratings. The longer shafts on these pots are perfect for getting through the sides of a cigar box guitar without having to do any gouging or chiseling of the inside wall of the box to thin it down. The knurled shaft of these pots will fit in all of the pot. knobs we sell too!

If you have been looking for a more affordable alternative to more expensive pots, give these a try!

We also have many other new products in stock, including popular new pot. knobs in a range of styles (gold dome, chrome flat-top, strat-style black and white volume, etc), chrome ovoid and recessed chrome jack plates, and much more!


So if you haven't been over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply for a while, it's a good time to check it out! We are always adding great new products, many of which are perfect for use on Cigar Box Guitars, and we are always on the lookout for new items to add to our line-up.


Happy building!

Hey folks, I've got some neat new products listed over at the web shop, and a lot more good stuff on the way! Some new product highlights include thick-wall brass guitar slides, chrome wire soundhole covers, clip-on piezo pickups, a new med/highest stainless steel Jescar fret wire style, new shiny gold box corners, All-Wood Cigar Boxes(!), new end-pin jacks in gold and chrome, CBG nuts/bridges, CBG metal neck braces in two finishes, 100-pack small silver screws, bulk-pack CBG strings, and more!

Check out the "Latest Products" section of the shop home page to check out all of these new products, as well as our many other great CBG parts and accessories. And be sure to stay tuned, we have a lot more good stuff on the way!


Medium bulk fret wire is now back in stock, and so are the popular pre-amp units. Also have great new stuff that is yet to be listed: 3 styles of capos, amp cords and more! More info coming soon...


As always, check out the C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply Web Store for all of the latest products!

Black Tuners/Machine Heads and Chrome Sealed Gear Tuners/Machine Heads are now back in stock over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply! These make great tuners for all sorts of cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments, and we work hard to keep the prices nice and low so our builder friends can afford them.


We also have all sorts of other great stuff either already on the site, or soon to be added. A GREAT batch of new MojoBone guitar slides, amp cords, capos, straps, new brass grommets, amp parts and kits, a new batch of Deke's Box o' Blues CBGs, new knobs, pickups and other hardware... and more!


If you haven't been by the site lately, you need to check it out, and be sure to stay tuned in the days ahead as we get all of these new products listed!


Visit us at http://www.cbgitty.com/cubecart

Ben/C. B. Gitty

We now have AMP KITS available over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply! This great little kit will let you turn your favorite cigar box or other custom enclosure into a rockin' little practice amp. The heart of this kit is a 2.5W Artec amp circuit with onboard On/Off/Volume Pot, and we've paired it with a 3.5" 1W ferrite magnet speaker, as well as the other key parts you'll need.

Click here, or on the picture to the left, to go right to the kit l... 

We've priced these kits very affordably at $21.99 - all you need to add is a cigar box (or other enclosure) a battery, and some basic soldering/assembly time!


We also sell just the amp board if you don't want or need all of the other parts.


Browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply today to check out this and all of our other great new products!


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