Hi all from the Waikato NZ.
Having become interested in CBG's as soon as I watched a clip and heard that sound (became hooked). Since has been a journey of discovery, who's i'm not quite sure (possably the wifes).
With limited resorces and physical abilities (nothing wrong with the mental ones, got the paper to prove it.. lol), a new hobby is begun.
This in it's self has led to a growing list of tooling I troll the classifeds to find. And if only tools were not…Continue
Added by Thomas (Doc) on March 29, 2011 at 3:28am — No Comments
i have just finished helping a couple of kids . you know those mormon kids that ride around on bikes and try to convert us baptist. well two of them showed up outside my garage and intro'ed themselves as elder some body and elder some body else . while i was trying to get my mind around the 18 year olds being my elders when i got under wear older than them.any way they were facinated by the cigarbox guitars. i told them a little of the history of them , let them play with a couple of them .…Continue
Built my first Diddley Bo on Friday. It has become my NEW favorite musical instrument! Gonna start building more of them, I think. Great way t oget rid of any odd guitar strings you have laying around. :)
Went to my local discount cigarette outlet to look at buying "a couple" cigar boxes to build with. When I discovered they were only $1 a piece and it was "buy 3 get 2 free"...Let's just say that plan went out the window. LOL! Here's what I got:
These three are actually METAL! I've never…Continue
Just had the opportunity to demonstrate instrument building while inciting over 100 10-year olds to greater musical heights.
What started as an invitation to show off a CBG to a class learning about homemade instruments, became a full-blown presentation to the entire 4th grade in multiple assemblies by the time I got there.
Gourd percussion instruments, CBGs, Kalimbas, and more burrowed their way into the imaginations of some really cool kids. We even built a…Continue
I will give this a shot and see where it goes. The concept is to use a La Flor Dominicana cigar box, where the bottom neck will be a 3 string electric guitar. I'm leaning towards making one of those "blues chimer" I've been reading about. The upper neck will be a lap style dulcimer (also 3 strings). …Continue