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Will McLean Festival 2016

"Great booth Greg!"
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"COOL!  Don't know why, but this pic is distorted, look at this folks"
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"Pretty damn fancy box for a cigar! Were those Hungarian cigars?"
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4 string Undercrown Acoustic Guitar

A beautifully Acoustic 4 string guitar made from an Undercrown cigar box. 25 inch scale, tuned GCEA.
Dec 18, 2015
G.S. Monroe replied to G.S. Monroe's discussion Flea Market Venues in the group Your CBG Business
"It's been a while now, but here is the update. The Flea Market booth is closed. I did well for almost a year and a half, but over the last few months it failed to make rent. The 2 issues that I observed that caused it to ultimately fail.... 1)…"
Dec 2, 2015
G.S. Monroe commented on Ted Crocker's group Your CBG Business
"I buy boxes from Uline by the bundle. My "standard" size, which fits 90% of my builds is a 36" x 8" x 4". I wrap the instrument in 4-5 layers of bubble wrap, and I use box scraps folded into blocks as space filler. The…"
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The Dragonslayer Triple Octave Diddley Bo

"The string set is; .042w (D2), .020w (D3), & .010p (D4) "
Jan 25, 2015
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The Dragonslayer Triple Octave Diddley Bo

"Nice! What strings are you using on that?"
Jan 25, 2015
G.S. Monroe replied to G.S. Monroe's discussion Flea Market Venues in the group Your CBG Business
"I try to have a tiered approach to my inventory so that I can leverage both the impulse and the high end buyer. The market that I'm at has easy access to the Interstate and is between two large population centers ( Orlando & Tampa Bay ). I…"
Jan 22, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to G.S. Monroe's discussion Flea Market Venues in the group Your CBG Business
"AWESOME Greg! Here's what I think.  A flea market can be successful if you play all day so they see/hear what they can do.  But you still lower your prices.  Flea market people have no idea about the cigar box guitar revolution,…"
Jan 22, 2015

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Through Cigar Box Nation website
What instruments are you building or playing?
Stick Dulcimers, 3 & 4 string CBG's, Rebecs, Lyre Harps, 4 & 8 string Mandolins and Ukuleles. Just about anything offbeat or unusual.

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The Recovered "Old World" - "Sinker" Bald Cypress as a Tone Wood

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 6:33pm 4 Comments

The Gulf Coast Bald Cypress has been unavailable as a construction material for many decades, because it grows mainly in environmentally protected coastal wetlands. It is against the law to cut down a living Bald Cypress. Even if it was available, it takes many centuries to grow and would no doubt still be a rare and exotic wood. Fortunately, The Bald Cypress has now  emerged in the home wood flooring market.  "Recovered" sinker logs are being dredged up for "Pecky Cypress", the rustic…

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At 10:34am on November 10, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 12:22pm on November 10, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Happy Birthday Greg!  How ya been? Where ya been?

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At 9:41pm on December 24, 2012, Ted Hartman said…

G.S. Merry Christmas!

At 6:22am on December 1, 2012, railroadDon said…
At 12:31am on November 27, 2012, bairfoot cajun said…

hey gregg,i got the tone wood tops today,thanks very much they are fantastic.really do like the grain patterns.thank you once again.

At 7:34pm on November 26, 2012, pete linch said…

Nice tone wood was received today. Thank You GS.

At 6:03pm on November 24, 2012, steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron said…
Just met paul monaco and his wife very nice people
 
 
 

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