August 20, 2017
This week I speak with Ben Baker, the man behind C.B.Gitty. We talk about how he discovered cigar box guitars and how he started his business. We also discuss different styles of building, whether piezo pickups are better than magnetic pickups and the use of social media. My thanks to Ben for fitting us in during his very bust schedule.
I can't believe this is episode 30!! My thanks to all you wonderful people who have been listening.
August 13, 2017
This week we hear from the inspirational Pip Cowan who just returned from a trip of a lifetime to the place that gave birth to the blues. What makes Philip's trip so amazing is that he self-funded the experience through busking and gaining the support of the wonderful Shayne Soall among so many others. Pip is a diddly bow player who turned to this one string instrument after a motorcycle accident made it impossible to play standard 6 string guitar. Pip is planning to release the video footage of his trip as a documentary but there is still a way to go.
Enjoy Pip's story and Thanks.
August 6, 2017
Mark contacted me this week to let me know that we now have two podcasts that are about cigar box guitars!! What wonderful news for all of us, as now I get to listen to someone else talking about these amazing instruments. Marks show is called, COME AND MAKE IT DIGITAL RODEO and he has about 11 episodes at this point. It's really easy to find on iTunes. Mark wanted to interview me for his show which blew me away. I'm very humbled. What a great guy! We decided to put it up as a joint podcast, so here it is. Enjoy:)
This last month has seen the passing of a number of great instrument builders including a highly respected members of the CBG comunity. My condolences to all their family, friends and colegues.
July 30, 2017
Oh wow this episode was fun to do! Bill is such a great interview. Funny, informative and very easy going. I apologise for the poor reception which popped up every now and then, mostly affecting Mark Wilmot's line. Stick aroiund for the last few minutes as Bill remembers a very important instrument from his collection.
Both of Bill's books; One Man's Trash and Cigar Box Ukulele, are available from cigarboxguitar.org
Mark Wilmot can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MrWsHandmadeInstruments/
...and you can find me at https://www.facebook.com/BirdwoodCBG/?fref=ts
Thanks to all
July 23, 2017
In this fun packed (and dogless) episode, Mark and I discuss first builds, why I dislike like MetaL songs that dont have blazing guitar solos, how to build laminated necks and compare different humbucking pickups. Mark will be uploading his beautiful build to the podcast group so you can see what we were talking about. Remember that our ideas are just that, our ideas. Our ways of building aren't the only ways to do things and we rely on your input so please comment here on Podbean, itunes or on the Facebook group.
Have fun building.
July 16, 2017
In this episode I go through some of my favourite book and DVD resources. Some of my best ones are by Charles Atchison, Mike Orr, David Sutton and William Jehle and Justin Johnson. I have also filmed this episode as a live Facebook feed so don't hesitate to check out my profile at Adam Harrison from Birdwood Guitars. Find me at THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR BUILDER PODCAST group. I have some more great interviews on the line for the next few weeks as well so stay tuned.
July 8, 2017
In this episode I get to speak with the highly influential and respected performer and builder, Mike Snowden. We chat about his build process, his history in the music business and OZZY!!
You can find Mike Snowden on Facebook, Instagram and at www.snowdenguitars.com
Thanks for listening
July 2, 2017
In this episode Mark and I speak to 'The Wizard' Justin Johnson. We talk about his new album, roots instruments and I desperately try not to say, "Fantastic." Hope you enjoy the episode.
Thanks for listening
June 25, 2017
Wow what a great bloke! Really great to chat with. He had a lot of insights into what he and his company does. Top tips and ideas for builders. Hope you enjoy the episode. Don't forget to give us a review and 5 stars with itunes and here at Podbean. Heaps of great interviews to still to come as well!!
June 18, 2017
Today I got to interview a really great bloke, Glenn Watt. Glenn was one of the first people who I found on Youtube building CBGs. I found him to be a very humble guy who was very open and giving. I couldnt believe that an hour and seventeen munites could go so fast and we still had so much that we wanted to talk about. Thanks to all our new and old listeners. I really appreciate your support of the podcast and I promise to bring you more interesting interviews. I am in talks with a few at the moment. Remember that this is one of the only CBG or roots instrument related podcasts being made and it's thanks to you.