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

Members: 480
Latest Activity: Apr 26

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Hello from Argentina

Started by Gustavo Casado. Last reply by Gustavo Casado Apr 26. 2 Replies

Hello. I from Argentina and play guitar, chromatic harmonica and several percussion instruments. I´ve made trhee CBG and two peruvian cajon. And I hope to learn a lot from you.Regards. Continue

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


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


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

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Comment by Greg Bement on August 7, 2013 at 1:59pm

Hell-o from Kingsport TN all.  Looking for a new hobby since its getting harder and harder to work on hot rods.. lol  Anyway came across a 2 string bass at an arts and crafts show, and just though it so cool.  Played keyboard for years so music is in me, may have a new way to get it out now.  So  anyway looking forward to learning a lot and making new friends.  And going to have lots of questions.  C-ya

Comment by Ty Conner on July 30, 2013 at 7:51pm

Thanks Pete "Papa Bo Turner, I favor a good Irish Stout.

Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on July 30, 2013 at 7:31pm

Welcome Ty, nice T-Shirt.

Comment by JD Rostagno on July 30, 2013 at 10:43am

Thank you so much Pete!

Comment by Ty Conner on July 30, 2013 at 10:03am

Hiya, My name is Ty Conner. I'm from Southern Illinois. I've been playing guitar since I was 11. I'm getting ready to turn 31. I've always seen cigar box type guitars all of my life, but never knew anyone that owned one. I've recently tried to quit smoking and I needed something to do with my hands so I went up to the antiques store and bought a cigar box and went home and carved out a one piece head and neck. It looks a lot better than the birdhouse I built for shop class. I still have a long way to go, but at least I have plenty of time to do it.

Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on July 29, 2013 at 7:27am

Welcome to the madness JD! Very nice first CBG.

Comment by JD Rostagno on July 28, 2013 at 12:13pm
Hello everybody! My name is JD Rostagno, I'm actually living in Valencia Venezuela. I just finish my first CBG and I have at least 3 CB and 3 tin metal cookie boxes to keep going. I hope that I could be as helpful for you as you are for me guys.
Warm greetings from the caribbean!
Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on July 27, 2013 at 9:30am

Welcome Wyndell, I like the idea of using a license plate. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Comment by Wyndell Ferguson on July 27, 2013 at 6:16am

Howdy!  My name is Wyndell.  Ive bee playing guitar for about a year then fell in love with the 3 string CBG and slide.  Still learning to play but having a great time trying.  Working on my second build, this one is a CBG with a license plate top!

Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on July 23, 2013 at 8:30am

Hi, My name is Pete "Papa Bo". I live just south of the Mason Dixon Line in Merryland, the land of high taxes & dumb politicians or maybe dumb voters. Anyway enough of that - I'm 67, can't dance, sing or play a guitar, but I'm fascinated by homemade musical instruments. 

I've built a diddley bo, canjo & now working on cigar box guitar.


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