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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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Hello, My name is

Started by Todd Olson. Last reply by Ted Crocker 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello! My name is Todd Olson and I'm from Burlington, Iowa, a city sitting on the banks of The Mighty Mississippi. Been fooling around on a CBG a couple years now and have attempted a few builds with…Continue

Hi Folks

Started by Gary crosby Apr 6. 0 Replies

Hi folks,my name is Gary Crosby. I'm from Loretto tn. I retired a week ago and have took up building CBG. Have posted a picture of my first build. This has been a blessing to me to find this site.…Continue

Tags: Guitar, Box, Cigar

Jon King says Howdy Doody

Started by Jon King. Last reply by Jon King Apr 5. 2 Replies

Hi there, I'm Jon, I live in Northumberland, the northernmost county in England and I have become obsessed with CBGs over the last 3 months. Still building up to starting my first build tho, mainly…Continue

Hi There

Started by Mark Russell. Last reply by George Mesheau Apr 5. 1 Reply

Hello. My name is Mark Russell from Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. I have been building CBGs for a bout a year, mostly on the floor of my room, and usually made up as I go along.. I like the…Continue

Hello my name is..

Started by Jord Mosselman. Last reply by martin baker Apr 4. 1 Reply

Hi there musical folks,My name is Jord and i am from a place across the pond.The Netherlands to be exact.Town is called Enkhuizen.At the moment i am having a go at my first cbg.It will have a…Continue

My name is David

Started by Dave David. Last reply by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner Mar 18. 2 Replies

Hi All.My name is David and I'm from Lausanne,Switzerland. I discovered the CBG world, a few month ago, and really fell in love with it!!!My wood shop is my balcony, which means I can't build any…Continue

nice place you have here

Started by Michael P. Last reply by Ellwood T Bear Feb 22. 1 Reply

Hello, Michael from PA, USA. I'm new to uke playing and have intentions of building a few acoustic and electric. I thought it would be great to make a cigar box uke and a google search led me to this…Continue

introduce myself

Started by claudio scozzafava. Last reply by Ted Crocker Feb 8. 2 Replies

Hi, I'm Claudio, and I like very much this site and all the activity that concern Diy and handmade in music (as instruments, gear and electronics for composition and playing). I will follow with…Continue


Started by peter cooper. Last reply by peter cooper Feb 5. 7 Replies

Hi my name is peter just joined,    I am in my late 60s live in the uk south wales  retired woodturner,  haven't made many cbg only 2 not very good have made a few north american flutes  which play…Continue

Limited Experience but not zero newbie

Started by Gregory Einar Turner Feb 2. 0 Replies

Hi, I'm Greg Turner. I want an instrument that's not for sale so I guess I'll have to build it myself since there's no one near me I trust to build it for me. Been living in Bali for 10 years. Still…Continue

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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.

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.


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