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6 string lap-steel guitars

Started by Denis Bowman Sep 23. 0 Replies

Hi there from Australia. I built myself a 6 string lap-steel guitar a few years ago. I have wrapped the strings back and through the Gotoh chrome bridge. I have no way to intonate the individual…Continue

My first attempt that actually got thru

Started by Larry "mac" McCormick Sep 11. 0 Replies

Hello, my name is Larry " mac " McCormick, I played drums since about 7th grade but after years of driving family and neighbors crazy, I've moved to a little more pleasurable instruments. Though my…Continue


Started by William Allman Aug 27. 0 Replies

Hello everyone!My name is Bill. For about 30 years I have been involved in woodworking. I built Everything I could think of, just so I was working with wood. Projects as large as a table and as small…Continue


Started by Ralph Jenkins. Last reply by Mike S Aug 14. 2 Replies

My name is Ralph and I live in NW Arkansas.I have just started to get into CBG's I have kinda of kicked around the idea of making my self a CBG's just need to make a list of the objects that I am…Continue

Hello All

Started by Rik Prins Jun 7. 0 Replies

My name is Rik Prins and I am living in the Netherlands. My first build was "a normal" (or what the world considers to be a normal) 6 string guitar when I followed a guitar building course. I was…Continue


Started by mike mccaw. Last reply by Ted Crocker May 31. 1 Reply

Thanks for the Add Ted,     My name is Mike,I live in western Kentucky,and got into building CBG's in 2012. There was a dry spell for a couple of years,but I continue on  today still building,and…Continue

Small instruments are here!

Started by Kathy Creek. Last reply by Kathy Creek May 31. 8 Replies

Kathy CreekI am excited to be a member of this group.  I make bass guitars with small bodies.  I started making cigar box guitars recently and I'm having a lot of fun.   I look forward to getting…Continue

Hello everyone !

Started by MADBOX git-fiddles. Last reply by Ted Crocker May 31. 3 Replies

My Name is Mark and I build and play Cigar Box Guitars and amps. under the name MADBOX GIT-FIDDLE. I really dont know what is more fun... To build them or to play them! Luckly I dont have to choose.…Continue

New Member from Australia, NSW

Started by Anthony Waszkiewicz. Last reply by Ellwood T Bear May 29. 1 Reply

Hello friends, I am from Australia NSW, am 64 years old and recently have built 7,  3 string CBG,s - 1 Mountain Dulcimer, 1,  4 string Banjo and a crossbow for fun. Paint Australian Indigenous Art,…Continue

just saying hello

Started by Tony East Apr 9. 0 Replies

Hi my name is tony I live in drysdale victoria ...I  have built a couple of cbg's experimenting with different things and I have picked up quite a few tips from the members ...I am coming over to the…Continue

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Comment by Jason Love Goodman yesterday
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 Curtis Teate on March 18, 2016 at 11:06am
Hey fello cbg'ers

I'm Curtis from Gainesville,ga. I've building cbg for about 6months and I'm hooked.
I've got 9 builds under my belt with 2 sold and a few give always to my grand kids.
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.
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!


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