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Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2019

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Pittsburgh, PA

Started by Emily Eckel. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 18, 2019. 1 Reply

Greetings from the steel city.  I’m a mandolin player and have been gathering thoughts and parts to build a cigar box mandolin.  I’m learning a lot from reading the forum discussions.  Continue

Hi from Germany

Started by Dave Barrett. Last reply by Dave Barrett Oct 30, 2019. 2 Replies

Hi All,I'm Dave, originally from the UK but have been living in the Germany for the past 20 years, presently in the Black Forest area.  Have now built 3 CBGs but still very much a beginner when it…Continue

Hello everyone...

Started by james pobog. Last reply by james pobog Oct 29, 2019. 4 Replies

I'm Jim/James. Call me what you like, just don't call me late for dinner. BTW, the avatar is me, it's just 47 years ago off the coast of Vietnam. I'm scruffy because I was a snipe. Thanks for the…Continue

My name is Chuck

Started by Chuck Bouwens. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 17, 2019. 2 Replies

I'm Chuck, I live in Sparta Michigan. I've always been a music lover even though I can't play a lick on any musical instrument or carry a tune ( unless I have a few great craft beers on karaoke…Continue

Howdy!

Started by Red Hot. Last reply by BrianQ. Aug 23, 2019. 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. Aug 23, 2019. 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

Hello

Started by Dennis Reedy. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jun 6, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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

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Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 26, 2009 at 10:57pm
howdy folks how yall are? i am the one most folks know as the bairfoot cajun i have been involved with cigar box guitars fer a year now almost to the day. today is my birthday and last year at this time my brother bought me a cool guitar magazine with billy gibbons on the cover cause he knew i like the reverend gibbons guitar style. well as it turned out there was an advertisement in there for daddy mojo cigar box guitars,and when my eyes first hit the page my first reaction was ohhh ohhh there is something wrong with these guitars cause they be gots only 3 or 4 or 5 strings. then i sat down and had a closer look and could not keep my eyes off of the daddy mojo guitars thinking from the concept that i know i can try to build guitars that look like cigar box guitars. so i jumped in with both feet and started building right away, even before i could get any cigar boxes to build with. i built several square box guitars,and after playing the first one i built, i was so hooked on it i could never turn back. so before this time i had started building guitars by hand back in 1991. the concept of it just intrigued me to the maximum. working with wood and creating things from it has been in my family fer several generations,so it was only part of my destiny to build guitars. now if someone was to tell me i couldn't build guitars i would have to ask them--- you and what army thinks you can stop me? its that ambition that drives me to build but its also having friends from all parts of the world that are interested in the same thing that guides my driven ambition. i am born to be creative and that is the way my brain was programmed at birth,woops cant change that. i live where ever the voices in my head tell me to live so i think i am guided to go different places in the rural south for different reasons i cant explain cause it is what i feel---must have gypsy blood in my veins--- any how i have lived in several southern states since i left my home in louisiana. every one of those states have brought good people into my path that have learned things from me and i have learned things from them. i truly believe the man upstairs is guiding me on my path. its great to talk with and know some of the folks here cause i am always learning new things that matter a lot in my world. so this i say with all that i believe in - i will continue to build guitars and discover new ways to do different things that involve music for all the rest of my days on this planet. thanks for having me here folks.
Comment by Tom Lanford on November 26, 2009 at 11:12am
Hello All - My name is Tom Lanford. I live in Fort Worth, Texas (where the west begins). It's good to be among friends again!

I'm a bit more of a player than a builder, although I love doing both. Been playing for over 40 years. My main instrument is the guitar, but I also love playing piano, bass, mandolin and lap steel. I've done some semi-pro playing over the years. Mostly blues and blues/rock.

These days I'm just hanging and playing at the house when not at the day gig. Just glad to be here and see so many familiar names and faces!
Comment by TINQUI8 on November 26, 2009 at 8:55am
hello guys !!, i'm TINQUI8 , the "Frenchy", as you know, my English it's still the same,, lol !, so i'm not pass so much time in "chat", it's difficult for me ,,
MY real name is "Olivier",, i live in South of France, just accross Spain, i play guitar since i've 16 years old,, but i'm playing Cigar box guitar since 2 years, i love this instrument,, sometime try to build some different thing, i've learn a lot from most of the guy here !!, not so easy to tell you more in English,,
just happy to be here !!,
Comment by juju on November 26, 2009 at 5:59am
Hi My name is Julian juju - high scool drop out never liked scool instead would thumb a lift out into the Countryside and walk the moorlands , visit museums and places of historical intrest anything rather than school

i've always loved to make things from a wee lad , used to take things apart and see what made them tick then try and put it back together and see if it still ticked ! most cases it did
used to hate woodwork until about 12 years since now i just cant get enough

i've been a joiner by trade for the past 12 years , like most i discoverd CBG's on youtube i had always wanted to build a guitar for many years , as soon as i saw and heard a CBG i was hooked

i have met some great guys over the past two years on the various forums which has made my life much richer thank you to you all :-)
juju.
Comment by surffrogg on November 26, 2009 at 5:10am
My name is David Miller , I am from the heart of the coal country in north east Pa just outside the poconos. I got into building cbg's becausse a sale for one I wasgoing to by fell thru did an internet search and decided hell I'll just build one and Haven't stopped since. Also I want to thank all members here for all they have taught me in the last wow almost a year for "that other sight"
Some folks ask y I go by surffrogg its a combination of 2 nicknames surf I got from a high school history teacher who said i reminded him of jeff spikoli and frog from some guys i used to work with because of my eagerness to jump into any project no matter what it was and thats about it.
Comment by Willardj on November 26, 2009 at 12:32am
I HAVE JOINED THIS GROUP TO IMPROVE MY PLAYING...HOPEFULLY I WILL ...GET...ER...DONE!
WILLARD J.1940's ...RURAL SOUTH,GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS,
RADIO DAYS,LONE RANGER,SARGENT PRESTON,AMOS & ANDY...
EARLY 1950,s...WILLARDS YOUTH,REAL HOT ROD FORDS,
ELVIS,MONROE & DiMAGGIO,BASE BALL,HOT DOGS,APPLE PIE...
1950,s WILLARD HAD SOME BAD YEARS...
SOUTHERN CHAIN GANG,BALL & CHAIN,BEEN THERE,DONE THAT,
NO FUN !!!
WILLARDS EXPLOITS IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN....
MELON SELLER,SCRIMSHANDER,UNION MAN,SILVER SMITH,
COIN CUTTER & A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE...
WILLARDS MIND DRIFTS OFF INTO LEFT FIELD WHEN IT COMES
TO ART,HE PAINTS ON MOSTLY OLD FOUND BOARDS,
USES OLD BARN TIN & BOTTLE CAPS,LOVES COLOR...
BEEN KNOWN TO PAINT,ELVIS,SATAN,
GATORS LOVE FRIED GREEN TOMATERS...
CARVES CHICKENS & CRITTERS,,,,WHAT EVER COMES TO MIND.
FOLK ART,OUTSIDER OR JUST PLAIN OLD EXPENSIVE DESIGNER FIRE WOOD....
WILLARDS QUOTE,,,ON THE EIGHT DAY,GOD CREATED FOLK ART ...
ADVISE...DON,T FALL DOWN OR THE HOGS WILL EAT YOU...
GOTTA GO NOW,,,LIFE IS SHORT,,,NOT ENOUGH TIME TO GET
IT ALL DONE....TO QUOTE THE KING,
THANK YOU,THANK YOU VERY MUCH........WILLARD J.
Comment by Ottie(Sky Dog)Noble on November 26, 2009 at 12:01am
Hello, I'm Ottie Noble and i build Cigar Box Guitars, I love the hunt for the box's I love the trying to figure out just what kind of wood to use as the neck. But the biggest reward is reading the comments from the rael builders in the Clubhouse. My guitars are built one at the time and no two are alike mainly because at my age I can't remember what I had for supper .

All joking aside I to feel honored to be a part of this group and count you all as brothers.
 

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