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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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Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2021

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Hello all From Upstate South Carolina

Started by Michael Laymance. Last reply by Michael Laymance Oct 7, 2021. 2 Replies

My name is Michael.A couple years ago, I built my first Cigar box guitar. 3 string fretless slider.My son in Kansas now has possession of it.Recently I decided to start building more, so I built the…Continue


Started by Ernest Mathews Feb 17, 2021. 0 Replies

Hello I have been in the antique restoration business for 40 years.  I’m semi-retired now and have built a couple cigar box guitars, electric guitars and repaired a lot of guitars. So for a change…Continue

Hai! My name is Tierra!

Started by Tierra. Last reply by Ted Crocker Feb 2, 2021. 1 Reply

Thankyou for the add from Seattle!! I want to make a cello! A light one! Light as possible.  I've never played cello. And I've never built an instrument . :,D Any resources are warmly welcome. I'm…Continue

Tags: #trenchcello#holidaycello#noskill#getskill

Hello From Portland, Oregon

Started by Max Dickinson. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jul 3, 2020. 2 Replies

Hello,My dad and I are luthiers, he's been building for 15 years and I've been at it for a few. We specialize in acoustic guitars though we've done ukuleles, resonators, tiny guitars, classical…Continue

Hello from Argentina

Started by Gustavo Casado. Last reply by Gustavo Casado Apr 26, 2020. 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

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Comment by Dylan Chegwidden on August 27, 2021 at 4:18am
Hi my name is Dylan, I make build and play Cbgs and have made about 30 I also am the owner of Celestial slides, and I make Ceramic guitar slides and various other ceramic Guitar parts. . I wind pickups too. If anyone is interested in purchasing my wares www.celestialslides.co.uk or checking some cigar box guitar playing, you can find me on MrCheg@youtube. Thanks for letting me join the group. Dylan✌️
Comment by Aaron Wood on December 7, 2017 at 2:07am
Hey, my name’s Aaron. 20 months ago, my life was amazing. Everything around seemed to turn to gold. Went from a 14 yr. career i hated, to a college soccer coach, and finished my own degree, after 3 years of 3 jobs, full time student, father, husband... I’ve coached well over 1000 kids. Many amazing stories there.
Comment by Ted Smith on May 15, 2017 at 1:51pm
Hi Im Ted. Im from Ohio but now live in Cocoa, Fl. Been building and playing CBG's about a year (working on #12). Im here to learn and contribute. Thanks for having me!
Comment by Jason Love Goodman on December 5, 2016 at 11:22pm
Good day to all the music makers out there! My name is Jason Love Goodman and I love to make kalimbas! I lived on Maui for a bit and bought a coconut kalimba and thought as I looked at it," I can totally make this" So I did and I haven't stopped. Each and every kalimba I make is unique like the player who plays them. In keeping with the ancestors who have made kalimbas from whatever they had on hand , I too use trash to make in to treasure. I use reclaim bowls from the thrift store and sometimes I use street sweeper bristles for the tines. I have recently started adding pickups to the kalimbas, wow what a whole new world of sound! I look forward to learning some new ideas from those who have come before me!
Comment by Cretscii Guitars Indonesia on October 23, 2016 at 6:29pm
HELLO EVERYONE, my name is Catur, i build and playing Cbg also dogbowl guitars builder, cretsciiguitars is my brand homemade guitar. Iam from Jakarta, Indonesia.
Iam so sory my English very broken.
iam very happy to found this site.

Best Regards
Comment by David Elliott Wells on October 1, 2016 at 3:56pm

Hello all. I'm David Wells from Columbia, SC. Played folk music professionally back in the '60's until the British invasion sort of shook things up. Been a traveling salesman since then. Never left music, but only played for self gratification. Getting totally immersed in the prospect of building instruments. Will be picking your brains via your posts and comments. thanks for being here.

Comment by Steve Rider on July 2, 2016 at 7:37am
Hello fellow builders and woodworkers!
I'm Steve Rider in Cambridge Springs PA
I build electric guitars at SJR Custom Guitars
I love it! I can't wait to meet you all and share some know how.
Comment by marty correll on April 29, 2016 at 9:29pm
Hello my name is Marty and I'm addicted to cbg. I am in olathe KS. Any one want to be my sponsor? lol
Comment by jef smith on December 6, 2015 at 2:21pm
Hi from amery wi ..my name is jef ..i have been building cbgs for a few yrs..can't wait to see other people's styles
Comment by David Standridge on October 1, 2015 at 9:10pm
Greetings. I'm David Standridge in New Berlin, Wisconsin (just outside Mikwaukee). I made my first CBG from an RG Dunn box my dad had in his garage for as long as I can remember. That was about 4 years ago. And I haven't stopped..! Looking forward to learning from all here.

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