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The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.

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Started by Red Hot. Last reply by BrianQ. 17 hours ago. 1 Reply

My name is Clint and hail from the wild woods of Northern Minnesota. Built my first CBG this summer & love playin it! I’m interested in all sorts of noise makers. Looking forward to to connecting…Continue

Hello from Waynesville, NC

Started by Molly McCurdy. Last reply by BrianQ. 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi, Folks! My name is Molly McCurdy, and I’m from Waynesville, NC. I’ve been building custom designed dulcimers since 1986. Never make any two alike, with custom designed sound holes and pyrography.…Continue


Started by Dennis Reedy. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jun 6. 2 Replies

Hello I’m Dennis from Buffalo N.Y. ,  been playing and building  for about 6 years.  So far 69 builds, with more to come.  Love the sound and looks of these super  instruments.  Thanks for including…Continue

How Ya'all Doin'

Started by Cigarbox Slim May 31. 0 Replies

my name is Cigarbox Slim. i'm from Memphis Tennessee and i'm new here.i'm a singer/songwriter/builder who thought he'de build one cbg just to seeif i could do it. i found out real quick that once you…Continue

Aspire to create a decent handmade music instrument

Started by David Wilson. Last reply by David Wilson Feb 27. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm Dave and Ted shot me a message today wishing me a happy birthday (a biggie at 60!). He sent me a picture of a delicious cake with a guitar motif on it (having the guitar design on it is like…Continue

Hi from Dean-O cigarboxbass guy and sing song writer

Started by Dean Rochester. Last reply by Dean Rochester Feb 11. 2 Replies

hi allDean-O here 40 plus years of playing and writing music and making instruments. Here is a link to my latest creation, a cigar box bass with weed wacker trimmer line for the strings. …Continue

Hi from Australia

Started by Tim Skyrme. Last reply by Tim Skyrme Feb 9. 5 Replies

My name is Tim Skyrme and I started with a Chinese 3 string from Aldi Supermarket a year or so back. Long story short, I am now on about number 30 and starting to enter the world of pickups and amps…Continue

My name is Herve...

Started by Hervé Desormeaux. Last reply by BrianQ. Jan 16. 1 Reply

Hello. My name is Hervé. I live in the North of France. I started making an instrument very recently, even though I've been a musician forever (from age 3 to now 63). The big problem is my lamentable…Continue

Oldcomer here....

Started by BrianQ. Dec 1, 2018. 0 Replies

Hello fellow makers, I’m new here, but have been a member of the original Yahoo! groups Cigar box guitars since 03’ & Cigar box nation since 08’. Built my 1st guitar in early mid 80’s @ age 14…Continue

Hello from Down Under

Started by Jeffrey Bones Reilly Nov 10, 2018. 0 Replies

Gday one and all my name is Jeff Bones Reilly have been build CBG for 1 year now and will keep building them till the cows come home .... Love playing and building respect all builders new and old we…Continue

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Comment by jim keleher on March 25, 2012 at 4:49pm

Hi I'm Jim from upstate New York. I got to tell you I'm new to the world cigar box guitars. I have just  completed my first build after learning as much as I can from the web. My background is working with steel I have been building custom stairs and railing for 30 plus years,so this is a wonderful outlet for my creative skills. I'm trying to incorporate elements of my Irish heritage into my builds. Well thanks for having me aboard and I hope to learn what I can and maybe give a hand along the way.   

Comment by George "Doc Kazoo" Collins on March 13, 2012 at 2:14am

I think I messed up and sent an email rather than posting a comment here.  I apologize for that.  This is what I meant to post.  Still learning the website here LOL. 

Greetings from the woods of central Florida.  I make a variety of folk instruments from diddley bows to kazoos and a bunch in the middle.  I'm an old retired sailor, happy ashore in my wee workshop/studio that I call the Great Aswego Kazoo Factory.  I specialize in Carolina style folk kazoos.  I was born and raised in the western North Carolina foothills where I learned to make kazoos from my dad on our homestead when I was a kid.
Name is George but everybody just calls me Doc or Doc Kazoo but push come to shove I will answer to a loud whistle LOL.  A kazoo buddy out in California, another old sailor, turned me on to the Club House and I sure am glad he did.  Look forward to meeting everyone.

Comment by Turkeychicken on March 12, 2012 at 2:41am
Hi all, my name is Terry (Turkeychicken, TC, what-have-you), and I have been bitten by the bug. I have always wanted to build my own guitar, but I figured that you needed years of schooling and a shop full of specialty tools, and then I found cbg's about 5-6 months ago. Now I have about 20 builds under my belt, learning more and more as I go, honing my skills, until I will finally be able to build that guitar I have always wanted. I have been fortunate enough to gain a fast following (to my utmost surprise) and I haven't had such a gratifying feeling since I used to perform 15 years ago. It feels great when others (including total strangers) appreciate what you enjoy doing. I have a facebook page at Turkeychicken Cigar Box Guitars if any of you would care to "Like" and follw along with my builds. I look forward to participating and sharing with everyone.
Comment by John on March 5, 2012 at 2:40am
Comment by scott ulrich on February 12, 2012 at 12:39pm

Hey Steve Hows it goin?

Comment by Doctor Dave on February 6, 2012 at 11:23pm

Doctor Dave from the Baltimore area.  I have built CBGs, an amp, and a uke.  I have a lot of boxes. so I am always looking for inspiration.

Comment by Leadfoot T on January 24, 2012 at 12:26pm

Hi, I'm new to the site and new to the scene. Please feel free to check out the tracks I've uploaded and tell me whats good and bad. No offence will be taken as it's the only way for me to improve.

Many thanks,

Leadfoot T

Comment by scott ulrich on January 14, 2012 at 5:18pm

New to this site learning to navigate it.

Comment by scott ulrich on January 14, 2012 at 5:13pm

I found it !  Hello my name is Scott, ain t that a tv show ???lol

Comment by Paul Monaco on January 12, 2012 at 10:13am

My name is Paul Monaco.  I am a self-taught woodcarver and have been carving for over 15 years.  I like any type of wood to work with but I prefer to use basswood to carve.  I usually hand carve with knives and gouges and power carve with my Dremel.  Now I am addicted to making Cigar Box Guitars.  So far I have made (2) Cigar Box Guitars, (1) Wine Box Bass guitar, and (3) Canjos and (2) Diddly Bows.  I'm in the process of making a 5 string banjo.  I scour the Internet for information and join club so I can get a better understanding on how to make these instruments.  I have a friend that has a small local winery and he gave me some wine bottles so I can make some glass slides for my guitars.  I also made some wooden ocarinas, and a couple of Native American Flutes. I guess my woodcarving will have to take a back burner for now.  You can check out some of my woodcarvings and other items at: Whittlers World on Facebook.


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