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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Surfing on the www, looking for CBG ideas and solutions.. Found this!
What instruments are you building or playing?
CBG's, Stompboxes, RBG's well, short for Recycled Box Guitars.


Triple Chaos is part of the Não Só Serradura, (Portuguese for "Not Just Sawdust") woodwork and recycling shop on a lonely hill in the rural vicinity of central Portugal. CBG's , RBG's, Stomp-boxes and other creative instruments are made with passion, just one door from the Bluesbarn Studio.

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Not a one weekend project

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 3:30am 4 Comments

If you read the intro to these series of blogs, it will not be a surprise that I don't plan ahead when building an instrument. (unless somebody asks me to build one) There are no drawings, there's no list of parts and there is certainly not a budget. The way an instrument will look in the end depends solely on the (free) materials that are available and scale length and amount…


Not a one weekend project (intro)

Posted on April 21, 2018 at 5:11am 3 Comments

Now, I am one of those people who has never build a cigar box guitar. Really! 

That's because I'm living on a lonesome hill in central Portugal and I just didn't find any cigar box here. Call me a "purist" but I do not want to buy a box or any other part for that matter. Not only because of the choice once made to go and live in a place where…


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i need to make a cool bass like yours

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At 1:07pm on June 5, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Gerrit, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

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