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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 Tug Wilsson. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Apr 10. 2 Replies

My name is Tug Wilsson and I live in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. I am a newby to the CBG world and know I have a lot to learn about building and, even though I have been playing…Continue


Started by Chris. Last reply by james taze bennett Apr 3. 7 Replies

I am Chris I hail from Tracy california. I am here to learn and share my love for Hand Made music I don't have anything created yet but I do have some great plans i am going to put into action.I play…Continue


Started by alan Edge. Last reply by alan Edge Apr 1. 2 Replies

Hi my name is Alan I come from Yorkshire in the UK and I have made 2 CBGs sofar 1 for my son and 1 for grandson, and have decided I should learn how to play too,so that what I find myself doing these…Continue


Started by Cliff Hill Mar 15. 0 Replies

Hey, I`m Cliff Hill from Canton, Oh. A week ago I received a 3 string and love the sound. Other than trial and error. What is the best way to learn the fret board. I am just beginning and would like…Continue


Started by Alan Davis. Last reply by Dan Mullen Mar 11. 1 Reply

Hi,I am Alan from Texas. A retired aircraft mechanic/electrician due to injury. Love fishing and music. Spent many years collecting a few guitars and various instruments as something to do. Played…Continue

Hi I'm Dom aka Prof Longtooth

Started by Prof Longtooth. Last reply by Prof Longtooth Mar 11. 4 Replies

I live in New Zealand play in couple of blues bands and started my homemade projects cbg stomp box a few months backLooking forward to being part of the communityContinue

Hi! I'm Terry ...

Started by terry follmer. Last reply by John Bradshaw Mar 4. 4 Replies

... & I live in Arizona, just starting my first CBG projects. You folks posted a ton of pix to give me ideas, THANKS! I'll start with a 4-string, fretless set up for slide. It will be modest…Continue

Hi my name is Dan...

Started by Daniel Sharman. Last reply by Daniel Sharman Feb 16. 2 Replies

Sharman, and I'm a fan of making instruments yourself. I've played standard guitar for 5 years and have built and modded a few of my instruments. Thanks for the accept!Continue

My name is Tim

Started by Tim Franks. Last reply by Tim Franks Jan 21. 4 Replies

Hi everybody my name is Tim and I'm from Texas. I play quite poorly 6 string acoustic guitar.. LOL!! I have been interested in building CBG . The music I like is blues,rock, and some country.

My name is Mike

Started by mike menzie Jan 10. 0 Replies

Sorry to everyone I just inadvertently sent the beginning of this message to in a message. Couldn't find the Add a discussion button.I'm in Northern California. Been trying to teach myself to make…Continue

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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.

Comment by Dan Mullen on March 6, 2014 at 4:02am

Hello ever one I'm Dan.  I have recently started on my 1st (well... 1st five) cigar box guitars.  I have no idea how to play so this should be quiet the learning experience.  I made some Kalimba's for my daughters and wife for Christmas and they turned out great, so maybe with a bit more effort these will also.


Comment by Ian Cunningham on February 14, 2014 at 5:30pm

G'day from Australia! My name is Ian Cunningham and I've been making cigar box guitars, basses and ukeleles for several years.I've been fortunate enough to be able to have a permanent display in a local art gallery, where I've sold a few. Mostly, I sell by word of mouth and often make to order. It's a great hobby! I also play bass in a local retro rock'n'roll band...can't keep a good man down!

Comment by james taze bennett on February 8, 2014 at 7:34pm

Hello my name is James. I live in up state S.C. Been building for some time now Love the blues.

Comment by IndianaGentry on February 4, 2014 at 4:21pm

Hello, I'm Rory (IndianaGentry).  I live near Indianapolis, and found this site on accident while searching for some guitar parts.  Looks like a great community- I'm looking forward to exploring it!

Comment by Digger Tozzi on December 9, 2013 at 11:54pm

So I had some time on my hands and loaded some pic's and vid's I'm addicted to building and have bin for years I build and gig full time and I'm digging my new lifestyle Just dropped in to say hay. T.


Comment by Ben Siekert on November 6, 2013 at 4:42pm

Hi my name is Ben,

I first got into building CBGs out of curiosity and 6 months later I was invited by a friend of mine to help out with my own brand of production for the Harley Davidson 110th anniversary event with a part in a booth in "Artisan Alley" at the Harley Museum. We built 12 guitars in 3 months and sold 7 (of ours) in 2 days. I'm not bragging, I just think it was a really cool opportunity that made for some even cooler stories :) Thanks for your time, and I hope to enjoy my time here with all of you and learn as much as I can from the collective genius here :)

Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on October 11, 2013 at 6:21pm

Hey Pinhead any videos?

Comment by Pinhead on October 11, 2013 at 9:45am

Oops... well I guess you all got my message... haha.

Comment by Joseph Bento on October 7, 2013 at 10:53am

Hello, my name is Joe

I'm trying to post this message again, as yesterday I was having issues with word wrap as well as making the mistake of sending my initial post to all members. (Sorry)

I play 6-string acoustic and electric, albeit poorly, primarily due to my lack of discipline and practice habits.  I've recently developed an interest in CBG's since I like to make things. 

I'm an electronics technician by trade, and enjoy old vacuum tube gear as a hobby.  I've posted a couple photos of bread tin tube amps I have built.

I'm looking forward to learning from the wealth of experience that is present in on this website.




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