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November 2010 Blog Posts (6)

roll up roll up come see the freak..

I climb into the Bellybus, beneath rainy British skies and set off…


Added by HOLLOWBELLY on November 26, 2010 at 3:23pm — 5 Comments

November Blog Posts

11/26 - Vintage Plans: A collection of vintage plans for homemade instruments. These will be nothing new to most people here as they are all posted on Cigar Box Nation, but again I wanted to share them with visitors not privy to the ning sites.

11/19 - Johnny Depp: A recent interview with Johnny Depp on Entertainment Tonight about his new… Continue

Added by Scott Winburn on November 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

tin instruments

Ive seen cookie tin Banjo/ Guitars and canjos being made but i was wondering about other types of tins? I got a whole bunch of real neat cylinder shaped tins, and a few square and just funny shaped tins. Anybody know which tin sounds best? Has anybody seen a large cylinder tin used?

Added by Jacob kian on November 23, 2010 at 1:10pm — 2 Comments

A few of Farmer Ted's Builds

The first two photos here are of my newest addition to the CBG world...portable Cigar Box Amplifiers. These are powered by a 9 volt battery and work great with CBG's or standard electrified guitars except for basses. Future builds will include AC adapters to reserve battery power and/or extend playing time.

All but one of my CBG builds are four-string and set up as baritone ukulele (A-D-F#-B).

The CBG with wing-tip trim is electric/acoustic with a lipstick pickup. The neck is… Continue

Added by Scott aka Farmer Ted on November 11, 2010 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Bottle Neck Slide Cutter Test

In a chat about cutting bottle neck slides, I remembered I had this old gadget, a yard sale find, which may or may not be an antique glass cutter for cutting gauge tubes for steam things. So I had to find it... and then I had to try it out.

I rinsed out a hot sauce bottle for the test. Yes, it will scratch a line on the INSIDE of a bottle neck.…


Added by Nancy Barnes on November 11, 2010 at 4:22am — 10 Comments


IM lookin to buy some finished cbg or banjo necks....anyone know where I could get those?

Added by Jacob kian on November 10, 2010 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

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