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Euroa Show and Shine

Sunday 6th Oct Euroa Show and Shine. Hundreds of classic cars, live music, market and entertainment. Euroa comes alive in the park. I will be there with a site in the market area, Kirkland Ave, call in and play a cigar box guitar!

Weather forecast looks good, fine 23, this is a really great event, not to be missed!      cheers Rodney

Posted by Rodney Horsfall on September 30, 2013 at 10:04am

Tab Software

Does anyone know of any tab software for 3 string instruments such as CBG's or stick dulcimers. I have Guitar Pro but I don't find it all that suitable. Cheers.

Posted by Ross Stephenson on July 24, 2013 at 11:53pm — 3 Comments

Finger Pickin Good

the 3 string revolution continues... Paul Wookey, Guitarist, recording artist, teacher and Golden Guitar winner with my Montecristo 4 string. Had lots of fun this afternoon, thanks Paul

Posted by Rodney Horsfall on December 28, 2012 at 4:22pm

vintage ammo box resonator build documentary

lots of folks have asked me to do a build with a video series to show how i build something from start to finish. i have started that series showing the build progress in stages. it is something i have that i can give to all the folks that build these type of instruments so that they could possibly learn something from me that will help them at some point in time in their building experiences. so for you great folks here in australia i will add that series here for you to view if you like…


Posted by brian romero on December 28, 2012 at 5:44am — 15 Comments

Apparently CBG's are the new must have instrument...

It's the End of the World: Have a Cigar Box Guitar

Posted by Penny Nelson on December 22, 2012 at 6:50pm — 4 Comments

Violet Town Market

Great day, cool but dry, good crowd, found some new talent, played some good music and made some sales. Thanks to Peter for coming along.



Posted by Rodney Horsfall on October 13, 2012 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment


3 string CBG fret spaces. 1 Reply

Hi there, I am about mark frets on my 3 string CBG (usinga s sharpie).  My fret board is 450mm.  I used an online tool to show me the spacings if I was to use normal guitar fretting.  Before I do…Continue

Started by stuart burris. Last reply by Daryl Brenton Apr 9.

Resonators 3 Replies

I was just thinking of my next project and was looking at a couple of old brass cymbols in the shed. I could cut them down and maybe use one as a resonator somehow...........and thoughts?MicklContinue

Started by Mick Loomes. Last reply by Mick Loomes Mar 31.


Hi all, Just wondering where to source 3pack cbg strings from rather than using whole acoustic sets etc. Apart from CB Gitty is there anywhere else or maybe even locally in OZ that we can get them…Continue

Started by Ray Dimmack Mar 27.

Slides 2 Replies

About slides. What do you use? i have seen an awful lot of different types of slides being used. Bottle necks, large calibre machine gun cartridge, bits of pipe and tubing of various metals. Tapered,…Continue

Tags: brass, slides, Bottlenck

Started by Keith Nicholson. Last reply by Keith Nicholson Mar 26.



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Eb'nFlo CBG buskers

"That is so cool ! 5 years since I first saw you two,you are still the benchmark, awesome sounds!!"
Graeme L posted a status
"Getting there! Neck all glued in, I thought I would do a dry run setup of the bridge/nut and strings, sounds good, wiring and pickup to go"
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Rodney Horsfall posted a status
"Spotted Gum. Anyone tried this for a neck? Very disappointed, hard to shape with hand tools, splinters & gouges. Sanding the only solution."
Jul 22
Graeme L posted a status
"Thanks guys, I think I'm addicted. I haven't yet completed the 1st one and have 2 more necks gluing up!"
Jul 22
Greg Sutton commented on Graeme L's status
"As John says,Graeme start at the middle and move the others out to suit your slide or in a bit if fretted, again there are no rules as only you can know how you want it to sound and the ease of playing for your style, regards Greg"
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"Wow Shin fancy seeing you here!!! What are the chances?"
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Graeme L posted a status
"Ouch! Hate when that happens, photos and no text! Anyway fret board done, machine heads installed, lots of fun!"
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Shane Mc posted a video

Mildura Slide 2014 C

Playing the Cigar Box Guitar around the Mildura area, while in there.
Jul 12
Greg Sutton commented on Graeme L's status
"Yea Graeme,go for it spaces for playing are personal and yes you can use brass for both.I suggest experimentation with thredded bar to start that way you can see(feel) where the strings sit to suit your playing.You can all ways change things easily…"
Jul 10
Graeme L posted a status
"Can someone advise string spacing somewhere between 10 and 13mm? Can I use Brass for Nut & Bridge? I have quite a bit of 5mm x 10mm brass."
Jul 9
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Graeme L posted a status
"OK I've jumped into the deep end and commenced my 1st build! Scarf joint (improvised a bit to obtain around 13 degree offset)"
Jul 9
John McNair posted a video

~AirCraft~ 3 string cigar box guitar

can you hear me now! More info about this and other guitars will be posted at If you have some free time come by and read al...
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