Episode 19 Shayne Soall from The Oz Blues and Roots music Store. Cigar Box Guitar Emporium

May 28, 2017

Shayne Soall is undeniably one of Australia's trailblazers when it comes to cigar box guitar building. But it's the fact that he has successfully been running a thriving CBG shop for the last 6 years and building a loyal following both here and overseas that is so inspiring. Shayne Soall is also asking for your CBGs. If you are interested in having Shayne stock your CBG give him a call on 0419 409 963. A great bloke and loads of fun.


Adam Harrison


Episode 18 Mark Wilkes from Buzz Box Guitars

May 20, 2017

Had great fun chatting to Mr MRWS and Mark Wilkes from Buzz Box Guitars. Tips and tricks from a great Aussie builder. 


Party on the Patio 4

May 14, 2017

Ok, this is me basically having a great time with a group of incredible people. Listening to great rock n blues and jamming on CBGs.

I begin by having a little 'rant' about people who are giving Facebook users who advertise or post their business or builds a hard time. I understand their point of view but respectfully disagree as I truely believe that if used sensibly, social media can be an awesome way to spread the word of cbgs around the world. Let's face it, it's the future of advertising, like it or not. 

The middle section is a selection of 3 songs from the night. The first is one of my favourite songs ever and the last two are a jam with Matt Charnley and Rob Chapple who are both playing CBGs 

Finally I bring it back with a word about new players.

Big thanks

Adam Harrison


Episode 16. Nigel McTrustry.

May 7, 2017

In this episode Mark and I chat to a CBG legend, the amazing Nigel McTrustry from McTrustry CBGs. Nigel has been building and performing with CBGs since about 2009 and has built a fantastic reputation. Check out his new single 'Yellow Dog' at the end of the podcast. Enjoy, Adam. 


Episode 15. Talking Guitars and shop boo boos.

April 30, 2017

In this episode Mark and I discuss workshop misshaps, electric guitars and why kids on bikes around powertools don't mix. Also, we chat about busines vs tax when it comes to developing your work area and why hollow plactic nuts suck. 


Episode 14. The one and only Ukulele Ray

April 19, 2017

Ukulele Ray has been building and playing ukuleles for over 35 years. So the opportunity to interview him for the podcast was too much to pass up! He is such a giving individual and I really appreciate the opportunity to spend a couple of hours speaking with him over the last couple of days. Be sure to check out his Facebook page and videos on youtube.

My song of Hope



Episode 13. String Tuning and Cheap Vs Quality

April 1, 2017

In this episode Mark and I discuss different string tuning and possibly ruffle a few feathers when we discuss the question of cheap prices Vs quality. Mark and I both have our own ideas and you have yours so please don't hesitate to share your opinion on the podcast Facebook Group. What do you think? Can cheap CBGs or indeed any instrument be made and still be good? Thoughts?



Episode 12. John Nickel

March 26, 2017

Episode 12 and we hit the big time! In this episode I get to interview the very talented John Nickel. John has been one of the pioneers of the more recent CBG revolution and is well respected as a man who works tirelessly to promote the craft and help people on their own building journey. I could have spoken to John for twice or three times as long as we did and hopefully we can catch up again in the near future to discuss more. Sit back and enjoy, John Nickel.


Episode 11 Dave Street from Little Crow Guitars

March 11, 2017

In this episode Mark and I chat with Dave Street from Little Crow Guitars. What a fantastic bloke! You might know Dave through the videos that Justin Johnson made and is still making with his blues plank range of guitars. He gives some great tips on using oil to finish guitars and reveals his secrets to shaping necks. 

On a personal note I have had some problems with Facebook losing my personal profile (Adam at Birdwood Guitars). Due to this glitch I cant admin the group to accept new members or post updates. If you wish to join the group, or are already a member please find 'THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR BUILDER PODCAST GROUP' and switch to the new group. Have a great week!!! Adam Harrison.


The Cigar Box Guitar Builder Podcast. Episode 10. Selling at the markets

February 26, 2017

Hi all! In this episode Mark and I discuss our experiences selling at markets and fairs. The ins and outs, the ups and downs and many things in between. These experiences are ours independently and may differ from other peoples experiences, and thats ok. Don't forget we are now on iTunes of course so leave a comment or give us few (5) stars.

Big thanks, Adam.