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Kickstarter album, great stocking stuffer!

HEy hey folks! So i am attempting something a lot of friends have suggested i try: a kick starter project. I have an album worth of new material I am wanting to lay down on some funky home-made guitars, one man band style, and was hoping some of my brethren and sisteren help out, I have a link to it below,thanks!



Added by Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen on November 18, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

grounding of strings

Are there drawings or diagrams how I can ground strings in best way? I'm very insecure in this theme.

Added by Norbert Kochhan on November 14, 2014 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

...live performances!


.. Billy%20Jones%20Bluez

"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…


Added by billy jones bluez on September 24, 2014 at 12:32am — 1 Comment

pedal board obsession for CBG

im obsessed with stomp box Efx im currently researching tremolos and delays any pedal fans i know it dont apply to everyone but i just put together a monster pedal board and already started a new one. i just gotta Ibenez tube screamer at a pawn shop. it ads some grit drives my preamp. compared to my didgitec Bad Monkey i like the BM best more versatile tones cause of Bass and treble controls but both are capable over drives…


Added by Ice Bob on August 27, 2014 at 9:11pm — 5 Comments

gdg chords and scales

just came across this extensive gdg chords and scaleshttp://issuu.com/djbyrne/docs/gdg_3_string_cigar_box_guitar_scales_and_chords

Added by jeff weins on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

ABC affilate KATV Channel 7 interviews The NEW American Bluesman.


Hoping all of our European friends in Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Greece, Apeldoorn and Italy will be listening online. ...will tour there again soon!

The promos for this broadcast will start airing this coming Friday through Tuesday. The show will air September 2nd, 2014…


Added by billy jones bluez on August 26, 2014 at 12:37am — No Comments

Biscuit tin

Hi. I want to make a banjo CGG thing from a biscuit tin. I thought I could put 1 inch size holes around the side of the tin. Any ideas on how I could drill or cut them into the tin?

Added by buzzbox on August 15, 2014 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

In The Beginning:

This is my first build, a lap steel with piezo pickup and volume control knob, repurposed neck, being played in March 2013 at Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver, Colorado.

Added by Peter Faris on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New CBG "Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" by Captain Nemoff

Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!  

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

Just joined

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…


Added by Greg Tanner on July 2, 2014 at 6:09am — No Comments

New website

We now have a website CBG etc

Added by Tony Davies on May 22, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Electric Spoon

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…


Added by Tom Thompson on May 20, 2014 at 10:45pm — 3 Comments

Gourd Planting Season Is Upon Us

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. :)…


Added by EarthLvr on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

An Introduction

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

**OUT NOW** Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley Band`s New Single


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.....


Please show…


Added by Soulcatcher & his DooFa Diddley on May 5, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Florida shop 3 - before

A scene from the Hobbit?

Or the front yard of the new Club Ted & Crocker Guitars shop in Stuart, Florida?…


Added by Ted Crocker on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

The NEW American Bluesman loves the Handmade Music Clubhouse.

The NEW American Bluesman loves the Handmade Music Clubhouse.



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Night Rider http://j.mp/1jW0D75



Added by billy jones bluez on March 10, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Cardboard instruments

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

New buildings at the school are finished.

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.

Larry McPheeters

California Conservation Corps.

South Lake Tahoe Ca.

Added by Larry McPheeters on March 4, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

cigarbox heaven

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


Great book by Clubhouse Member David Sutton

Great book by Clubhouse Member Mike Orr

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