Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!Continue
In the middle of XIX century for sure there were musicians who performed classical pieces using home made instruments such as cigar box guitar. But, unfortunately,…
Added by Cpt. Nemoff on July 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Hi Every body, my name is Greg Tanner, I am a retired chef living in Townsville North Queensland Australia, which is not as far down under as everyone else .
I am doing a degree at James Cook Uni in New Media Arts, which entails Photo Media, Media Design, Visual Arts and Music and sound, so I have not had much time to make any cigar box guitars, but I have a break coming up soon so I am going to start to build one, I will send some photos of the build when I start.
I hope to…Continue
Added by Greg Tanner on July 2, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments
We now have a website CBG etc
Added by Tony Davies on May 22, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Electric Slide 3 String Guitar made from Wooden Spoon, Dental Floss
3 string electric/acoustic resonator slide guitar spoon. Beechwood body was a serving spoon designed and manufactured by Kikkerland. Handwash only. String scale is 7 ¾ inches nut to saddle.
Resonator is repurposed from discarded paper towel dispenser. Spring mounted inside resonator to create reverb through direct transduction is from a discarded ballpoint pen.
Strings are hand wound J&J…Continue
O.k. gang for those of you who don't know I'm somewhat of a gardener. Well, gourd planting season is almost here. I thought maybe if anyone is interested in getting a few or even one I could plant a few more this year. So If you think you maybe or are interested in getting a gourd to build some sort of noise maker let me know. Just send me a message and I'll make sure you get one. Have a great morning world. :)…Continue
I realize I haven't really posted anything here so, here it goes. I am new to the whole cbg thing. I just got my first cbg and am enjoying the heck out of it. I learned a few tricks in the past 10 or so days and am now working on some songs. Right now I'm learning some Etta James. Converting it from an old bluesy feel to a new acoustic blues thing.
I joined this site because a friend told me about it. Let's see... I'm not sure what to write but I'm open to questions :)
Added by EarthLvr on May 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley Band`s New Single
Lid with No Box....... Available to Download Now on iTunes/Google play
Plus many more Digital Stores.....
Added by Soulcatcher & his DooFa Diddley on May 5, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments
A scene from the Hobbit?
Or the front yard of the new Club Ted & Crocker Guitars shop in Stuart, Florida?…Continue
Added by Roy D Durrence on March 12, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments
The NEW American Bluesman loves the Handmade Music Clubhouse.
Added by billy jones bluez on March 10, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments
I was really surprised to find this book.http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=9781895569629
It is a book on making cool instruments form cardboard that can be played as well.
I was looking for a domra construction drawing, but found this :-)
Added by deedee on March 8, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments
Hi all, It's been a long time coming but the new buildings are finished at the school and I can start the Cigar box guitar classes once again. I start this weekend and will continue from now on. I had to change the classes for the last few years to things like jewelry making do to not having a place to do the shop classes but that has come to an end. I'll post pictures as I can.
California Conservation Corps.
South Lake Tahoe Ca.
Added by Larry McPheeters on March 4, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments
cigarbox guitar heaven is very peacefull place,only 3 members on line,
Added by john keith bean on February 4, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments
I was shopping at the local Guitar store today and thought about buying a new guitar stand.
then I thought "hey, I can make one".
so I went into my garage and sorted thru the wood pile and came up with this.
I decided before Christmas I wanted to have a go at making my own magnetic pickups, and put it on my to-do list for the new year. I studied this guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Guitar-Pickup/ extensively and ended up taking inspiration from a few other sources to come up with a design, here is the process:…Continue
I had ordered a selection of 5 cigar boxes on line. Three of them will make guitars, one was given to the wife and the last one became my first CBG amp.Continue
I have been up to my eyeballs in all kinds of stuff, so have been way out of the loop here.
My latest are some bass dulcimers, solid body, polyurethane strings and piezo pickups. Here's a little page I put up on them.
It's not exactly cigar box, but it is in the spirit. This is made from one piece of wood. Even the cover to the pickup compartment is from above the peghead.…