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(@cd-60-blk)
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Just wondered your opinion on cigar box guitars. I had never even heard of em until yesterday. Apparently they have a pretty big group of followers and have been around forever, I don't know why I've never seen these. Here's a link to one being played. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caOHwHfuxps

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(@ricochet)
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A bunch of my friends over on Big Road Blues have built and played them. Their biggest advocate, Boz, died a couple of years ago, alas.

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(@katmetal)
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Some guy in my area builds them, they have a cult following. I have never been a big fan, simply because they don't seem like they are very durable. I know it is all about the sound/style, but still...


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(@dogbite)
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being a visual artist I enjoy the looks and idea behind cigarbox guitars.
I have thought of making an Altoid box uke.
the gas can guitars coming out of Africa are awesome.
search gas can guitar and you'll be amazed.

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(@elecktrablue)
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being a visual artist I enjoy the looks and idea behind cigarbox guitars.
I have thought of making an Altoid box uke.
the gas can guitars coming out of Africa are awesome.
search gas can guitar and you'll be amazed.

Or you could stick some tiny tricones in the Altoid box and make a tiny resonator! :D

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(@kent_eh)
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being a visual artist I enjoy the looks and idea behind cigarbox guitars.
I have thought of making an Altoid box uke.
the gas can guitars coming out of Africa are awesome.
search gas can guitar and you'll be amazed.

Or you could stick some tiny tricones in the Altoid box and make a tiny resonator! :D

Or you could go for the opposite end of the scale, and build a bass

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(@trguitar)
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OK, you knew this was coming ......

I used to hang at Big Road Blues a while ago. I'm not big into blues but I liked the people and it was guitar talk. Then I found this place. Any ways, CBG's interest me. They are cool. If you want to see some you should check out BRB, I'm sure there are still threads.

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