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Very Easy CBG First Build Plans

Started Nov 11, 2015 0 Replies

It's your first CBG build.  You have a cigar box and your tools are pretty much limited to a saw, drill, file and sandpaper.  How can you build a CBG with such limited tools?Actually... it's easier…Continue

Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 5, 2015. 4 Replies

https://Etsy.com/shop/WishbringerHere are some photos of my latest CBG.  Was a lot of fun making this one.  (Yup, it lights up.)YouTube…Continue

Website Opening: Wishbringer Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Temple Oct 30, 2015. 3 Replies

I finally got my website set up:http://wishbringer.spruz.com/The purpose of this site is primarily educational, with the goal of helping…Continue

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USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 23, 2015. 11 Replies

Over the years I have learned many things about making a cigar box guitar, none of which I'll share here. TIP #1:  SPONGE AS DRILL BASEInstead of wood, use sponge as a base when using your drill…Continue

 

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Wade left a comment for Wayfinder
"Hi Wayfinder - sorry for the late acceptance here - it's been awhile!!!"
Feb 28, 2016
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"Ahhh! Ok Ok!. I don´t see the emoticon; I only see :D Regards"
Nov 23, 2015
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
":D ?????????...What´s the meaning of : D ????."
Nov 22, 2015
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"Thanks for the tips!. After read its probably I´ll make a 2 strings in the nearly future. Regards from Argentina."
Nov 22, 2015
Wayfinder posted a discussion

Very Easy CBG First Build Plans

It's your first CBG build.  You have a cigar box and your tools are pretty much limited to a saw, drill, file and sandpaper.  How can you build a CBG with such limited tools?Actually... it's easier than you might think.  Here are the plans for building a nice-playing, nice-sounding CBG with very little tool work.  Here are the supplies you'll need: PARTS & EQUIPMENT LISTTOOLS:* Saw* Drill and set of bits* A file and sandpaper* Some kind of pressure devices... either clamps or several heavy…See More
Nov 11, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git
"Very cool, got a closeup of the bridge and what's the pup?"
Nov 5, 2015
john mackay replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git
"nice one wayfinder. how come there is no nut(not me you've already claimed that title LOL.)"
Nov 4, 2015
Wayfinder posted a discussion

Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git

https://Etsy.com/shop/WishbringerHere are some photos of my latest CBG.  Was a lot of fun making this one.  (Yup, it lights up.)YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/VCeB5uvx2j8 …See More
Nov 2, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Wayfinder's discussion Website Opening: Wishbringer Music
"Sure you can..............."
Oct 30, 2015
Hank Bruner commented on Wayfinder's video
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Bonny B. plays and sings CC Rider on CBG

"Bending some bluesy notes! Very nicely done."
Oct 30, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Wayfinder's discussion Website Opening: Wishbringer Music
"I checked out the new site. Looks Great! You should get some traffic (and sales) there. I've added to my favorites so I can check it out regularly. Nicely done. Thanks for the effort."
Oct 29, 2015
Wayfinder posted a discussion

Website Opening: Wishbringer Music

I finally got my website set up:http://wishbringer.spruz.com/The purpose of this site is primarily educational, with the goal of helping those new to cigar box guitars to get into the swing of things easily and quickly.  The articles will be limited in number so they won't have to wade through a ton of stuff to find the basics.I'll endeavor to point people to really valuable videos and sites that can provide a launching pad environment…See More
Oct 27, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Wayfinder's discussion Quintin Plays a Wayfinder Git
"Thanks for the clarification. Still, I like the look of three-in-row.........."
Oct 25, 2015
Tom Temple replied to Wayfinder's discussion Quintin Plays a Wayfinder Git
"Very nice sounding guitar. Very good young player as well. How did you manage to get the tuners all in a single row and so close to one another? I would think the mounting tabs would have forced you to space them farther apart. Still, it sure looks…"
Oct 24, 2015
john mackay replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"I'm on both to as well as facebook."
Oct 24, 2015
john mackay replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"TOUGH CROWD ANY NIGHT WAYFINDER. ITS A SLOW FORUM. WHY NOT GO BACK TO CBG NATION i'M SURE FOLKS WOULD WELCOME YOU BACK WITH OPEN ARMS."
Oct 23, 2015

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Internet browsing.
What instruments are you building or playing?
3 & 4 string CBGs, handmade amps out of odd materials, acoustic guitar modification, solidbody electrics... and whatever else strikes my fancy. I own WISHBRINGER, an online music store.

Website: https://Etsy.com/shop/Wishbringer

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Missing Children -- The Alienation Process

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

This is totally off-subject of handmade instruments.   However, it has much to do with how our skills are handed down and how our children are educated.

We are all aware of today's situation.  We get up in the morning, rush through breakfast (if we eat at all), the dad pecks his wife on the cheek, says bye to the children (if they're awake yet... he may have to get up early to commute to work).  Mother rushes off to work, leaving children in the hands of the sitter, who rushes…

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At 9:10pm on February 28, 2016, Wade said…

Hi Wayfinder - sorry for the late acceptance here - it's been awhile!!!

At 6:40pm on September 1, 2015, Jim N. said…
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At 5:59pm on May 31, 2015, Bama Hound said…

Wayfinder, it was like my dog died when you left CBN. I very much missed your insight and comments. I found out you were here. I joined for that reason and this also offers more opportunities to builders to enjoy like minded folks.

At 12:21am on October 3, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Wayfinder, 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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