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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

www.australiannationalshowandshine.com.au

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…

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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.

cheers

Rodney

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

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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.

Strings???

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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"Yeah, piezo with hot glue seems to be the solution, certainly improves the sound quality. On my last number plate I made a wooden bridge with a rod piezo with excellent results."
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"Certainly was. The above pic is Ash trying out some of my guitars at Cygnet"
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"Thanks Graeme,  I notice you have been quite prolific too building three neat CBGs.  I was thinking of a hubcap too, but the thought of cutting a metal hub cap has put me off.  I will be heading off to a swap meet with a car friend of…"
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"Hi Rodney, Thank you.  I used a piezo as I did not want to cut up the number plate unless I had to.  I do have a pick up in waiting.  I used lots of hot glue so that it would bot get too tinnie and raucous.  I will give it a…"
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"I remember Ash telling me "there a guy in Tassie making guitars like yours!"...was it cignet ?"
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"5 years on not much happening here, no CigarBox Festivals yet.....that's surprising,maybe soon?"
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"Nice job Russel What type of pickup?"
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Resonator Cigar Box Guitar Parts

Email Mike at " old lowe at yahoo .com " for Cigar Box Resonator guitar parts, Made In Rockwall Texas USA!
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"This is the latest project.  My lesson learned was not having the tuning peg(s) too far away from the nut.  This created a rattle that I will fix with T restrainer. I will have to watch out for speed cameras!  Cheers  Russell"
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