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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 Pat. Last reply by Ted Crocker 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

My name is Pat and I live in North Dakota. Discovered cgb's about 4 months ago, built #1 3 months ago, and now #'s 2-5 are on the bench. Strong influence in re-purposing old bike parts when I can.…Continue

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Started by George Kattapuram. Last reply by Tom Murphy on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi All,I am George from the West Midlands in the UK. I have got the CBG bug. I love making CBG's as it is more  interesting than my day to day job that I have to do to pay the bills. I am global…Continue


Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by Tom Murphy on Sunday. 2 Replies

I'm Lane. I live in North Alabama (USA). I've been building ukuleles for a couple of years and have my first cigar box guitar in the works.Continue


Started by Kevin Edward Rose on Saturday. 0 Replies

My name is Kevin and I'm in Connersville, Indiana.  I've built a few CBG's, sold a few CGB's, and am continuously making more CBG's.  I'm looking forward to learning from other builders and sharing…Continue


Started by Robert Killen. Last reply by Gary Nichols Nov 19. 1 Reply

Hi all.A couple months back I challenged each of my boys to build an instrument. In the research for that project we came across CBGs and I was intrigued. At the same time I came across an old beat…Continue

Jason Russell

Started by Jason Russell. Last reply by Gary Nichols Oct 13. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm Jason from Forsyth, MO.  I bought my first instrument (banjo) about 2 years ago and built my first instrument about six months after that, the "Breather Bass"…Continue

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Started by Philip Hopper. Last reply by Gary Nichols Oct 6. 1 Reply

Good morning all, my name is Phil and I am new to CBG, I saw a video of Keni Lee Burges and found myself hooked can't wait to make friends with other members and share information.

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Started by Keith Rowntree. Last reply by Tom Murphy Oct 5. 1 Reply

Hi folks, my name is Keith and I am in the process of leaving Hong Kong after 13 years to return to Australia after being retired ( or on Sabbatical as I like to think of it) . I love playing…Continue

Returning member, Electric Football Guitar, and Viola.

Started by Roger B. Hermans Sep 23. 0 Replies

Roger B. Hermans. I'm a member that somehow got lost in the sign on process. There was no record of any of my email addresses that I may have used when I first joined, so I joined again. So you will…Continue


Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by martin baker Sep 10. 1 Reply

My name is Bobby,I live in Statesville NC in the desert island area. I make things and some of them work as the plan. I have made only one cigar box guitar. I know how to do that so it is time to…Continue

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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.
Comment by Mickey Ray Parker on September 15, 2015 at 8:08pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Mickey, and I am from Arizona.  I've been building CBG's for about a year now, and it is safe to say it has become a full blown obsession.  Looking forward to learning from people here!

Comment by Mickey Ray Parker on September 15, 2015 at 8:08pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Mickey, and I am from Arizona.  I've been building CBG's for about a year now, and it is safe to say it has become a full blown obsession.  Looking forward to learning from people here!

Comment by Dennis Danner on March 8, 2015 at 8:14pm

Hey there everyone!  Happy to have found this group.  It looks like it will be very worthwhile to me.  I am a ukulele "enthusiast" and have been playing for just shy of 3 years.  I began building not too long ago and have built two tenor ukes, and more recently a solid-bodied U-Bass and nearly have the second one complete.  I've been wanting to jump into building Cigar Box ukes and have just today started what will be my third ukulele Bass and unless things change during construction  (been known to happen!) it should be my first cigar box instrument.   I am a retired wildlife biologist and wildlife sculptor and I live in Roanoke, VA.  I hope anyone with short scale bass and especially ukulele basses with their fat, rubbery silicone or polyurethane strings will holler back at me and send a friend request or message.  Happy to be here!

Comment by Ron on December 20, 2014 at 10:03pm
Hi y'all. I'm very new to all of this. I have re-discovered CBG and have been bitten. I hope to get to know, at least, a few of you here. I bought my very first box just today.

I'll be posting pics of my box and the build on instagram. @karmasonic1

Thanks for letting me play! Stay Primal!
Comment by Kevin Hamilton on November 24, 2014 at 2:30pm
Hi all. My name is Kevin. Most have seen me out in the CBG communities as HamBone. I Built my first CBG in 2010. I've been addicted since.
Comment by Andy Toms on September 24, 2014 at 2:16am
Hello my name is Andy, I am yet to start my first instrument build but have a wealth of electronics assembly and wiring experience, so I think I may make my first project a trick looking amplifier, maybe as one of my other hobbies is computer building then I shall make. It look like a PC, not finalised a plan as I have lots going on right now, but I will get there
Comment by Ole Christensen on September 15, 2014 at 1:40pm

Hi all

My name is Ole and according to the member map, I'm the first one in Denmark :-)
I just started playing guitar 2 years ago and 2-3 months ago I got my first 3 string CBG. Now I have expanded to 3 CBG's so I can play along with friends visiting.

I have not build my own guitars yet, but maybe in the future. For now I'm just trying to learn to play and I'm having fun doing it :-)


Comment by Gary Nichols on August 12, 2014 at 10:08am
My name is Gary. I just started making Strumstick instruments and having a bunch of fun with them. I am on my fifth build right now.
I am a conventional machinist by trade so I am able to use my experience in the shop to build a quality nice sounding instruments. I am very interested in seeing what other folks are making.
Thank you!
Comment by james taze bennett on March 6, 2014 at 8:14am

Hello Dan, James here. Sounds like you have the will to try something and i feel sure you will do fine. Welcome.


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