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Lowe Bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Godfrey Jan 23, 2015. 2 Replies

I am interested in building a lowe bow after seeing a video by the North Mississippi Allstars the other night.Has anyone ever built one that has some tips?Anyone have any close up pictures of the nut…Continue

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Wiring Diagram 1mag 1piezo blend tone jack

"Hi Ted, On the blend pot circuit above, the two small diagonal lines must be hardwired in correct?    I bought some blend pots from China and first interpreted that the two small diagonal lines were internal connections.   However,…"
Sep 13, 2016
Brent Godfrey left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the Happy Birthday Wish."
Jun 17, 2015
Brent Godfrey posted a blog post

Recording with my first CBG build

Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out:  Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…See More
May 3, 2015
Brent Godfrey replied to Brent Godfrey's discussion Lowe Bow
"Good point.  Thanks"
Jan 23, 2015
jim replied to Brent Godfrey's discussion Lowe Bow
"It would be best to refer to your build as " in the style of a lowebow" or something like that. Johnney is protective of the name. Only instruments built by him can use that name. But you can look at his page here and see some pictures.…"
Jan 23, 2015
Brent Godfrey posted a discussion

Lowe Bow

I am interested in building a lowe bow after seeing a video by the North Mississippi Allstars the other night.Has anyone ever built one that has some tips?Anyone have any close up pictures of the nut and tuning machine setup?I read that Lowe Bows have a moveable nut with a capo and wondered how that works.Was also curious about how to fit 3 guitar strings on a circular dowell instead of the normal flat headstock?See More
Jan 22, 2015
Brent Godfrey replied to Simon Stanbridge's discussion Ukulele Box Bass in the group Winter 2013 Challenge
"What tuners did you use or modify for the original  Pahoehoe polyurethane bass strings? I would like to try to build a cigar box U bass. However, having trouble finding economical tuning machines. Thanks"
Jan 20, 2015
Brent Godfrey joined Ted Crocker's group
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Winter 2013 Challenge

                    'The Garage'                    Builders Challenge - Winter 2013       Deadline: New Years Day 2014              * * VOTE HERE **   Voting Deadline Midnight 1/21/14 The theme of this challenge is to incorporate something you'd find in your garage into your build - any type of instrument. Some ideas are:Auto/Truck PartGardening equipmentToolShop DeviceFirst Aid Kit…See More
Jan 20, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Brent Godfrey's discussion Just Joined. Introductions in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Nice looking build. I love the box. Welcome aboard"
Jan 15, 2015
Brent Godfrey joined Ted Crocker's group
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Shop & Building Tips

Tips and Tricks for getting the most out of your shop and building better instruments
Jan 15, 2015
Brent Godfrey joined Randy S. Bretz's group
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Homemade Bass Builders

This group is for everyone who has or wants to build their own bass, either standup or other types.Here`s a great site to check out some awesome homemade stand up basses http://ebass.nl/site2/photos/See More
Jan 15, 2015
Brent Godfrey joined Ted Crocker's group
Jan 15, 2015
Brent Godfrey joined Ted Crocker's group
Jan 15, 2015
Ellwood T Bear replied to Brent Godfrey's discussion Just Joined. Introductions in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome to the Clubhouse. This is a great place to start."
Jan 15, 2015
Brent Godfrey added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...
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Just Joined. Introductions

Hello - My name is Brent Godfrey.I just completed my first Cigar Box Guitar build in December.    I was very happy with the results and the intonation.   Love the way it sounds.    Below are a couple of pictures.  It is a 3 string fretless guitar in open G tuning.I am also an amateur singer songwriter.   I have recorded 2 CD's on the music collaboration website Kompoz.comI hope to write some new songs with home made instruments, soon.You can check out some of my music home recordings at:…See More
Jan 15, 2015
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- Hello - My Name Is...

The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
Jan 15, 2015

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What instruments are you building or playing?
Cigar Box & Cookie Tin Guitars and ukuleles.

I also want to make a Cigar Box U-Bass

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Recording with my first CBG build

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out:  Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…

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Hi Brent, 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.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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