The Cigar Box Guitar Builder
Ep 59 Try Something Different but be Original.

Ep 59 Try Something Different but be Original.

August 25, 2019

In this episode Mark and I discuss how cool it is that there are so many different builders out there doing cool things with their builds. Using ideas from a variety of other builders is a great way to develop your own style and create your own masterpiece. However, just be sure to not copy someone's hard work exactly and pass it off as an original. CBGs can look somewhat similar at times but there are so many different things you can do with a CBG to make it your own. Also don't be afraid to share great ideas with our community. If someone uses your idea that is a really cool compliment. 

Also a huge shout out to a young fella, Jack, who picked up his first CBG from me about a year ago. Along with his siblings, he is creating a real storm in his local community with his band 'HOLLOW POINT'. His playing is INSANE!! The future of rock looks good! Real Good!

Once again, big thanks to our Podbean Patrons, followers on podbean and friends over at 'The Cigar Box guitar Builder' Facebook Group.

Stay safe and keep building,

Adam and Mark

www.birdwoodguitars.com

www.cbgemporium.com

https://swampwitchguitars.weebly.com/

https://www.junksville.com/

Ep 58 How Much is it Worth?

Ep 58 How Much is it Worth?

July 7, 2019

In this episode Mark and I (Adam) discuss why some CBGs are worth a lot of money. Some CBGs are worth well over the 1K mark and we chat about some reasons for this. Along with the usual craziness that usually happens when we talk shop, we provide a word of warning about shop safety and cool tools. This weeks 'STAR GUITAR' was built by Group Member Tim Henderson. 

Apologies if the sound is a bit off this week. I've been having tech issues.

A huge thank you to our followers, you guys are ACE!!!

Another enormous thank you and hugs to our Podbean Patrons. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you wish to support the podcast you can through your podbean app. 

Keep an eye out for some podcast merch which will be made available at Redbubble soon

www.redbubble.com

Best regards Adam Harrison

www.birdwoodguitars.com

Mark Wilmot

www.cbgemporium.com

 

 

No, THIS is episode 57!

No, THIS is episode 57!

June 2, 2019

Today the team is back! 

Mark Wilmot and I talk about all things CBG.

Which do you prefer? rod or disc piezo.

bandsaw or table saw?

We also discuss a great resonator uke made by builder, Mick Verco and talk about using various items as resonators on a build.

Enjoy

Adam Harrison

Birdwood Guitars.

www.cbgemporium.com

www.birdwoodguitars.com

 

 

 

ep 57 One year in the shop. so what next?
Episode 55 Rob Wrobel

Episode 55 Rob Wrobel

February 10, 2019

This week I have a chance to speak with Rob Wrobel from Rob's Cigar Box Guitars. We discuss his building history and what happened with Lace Pickups. Remember that this interview including Rob's explanation of what happened and my personal views are just that. We don't have any input from Lace at this point. Either way Rob is certainly not letting this hold him back and he has already moved on.

Enjoy

Adam Harrison

www.birdwoodguitars.com

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=robs%20cigar%20box%20guitars

http://www.wigginsbrand.com/

https://lacemusic.com/

 

Ep 54 The Little Guy and Big Business

Ep 54 The Little Guy and Big Business

February 5, 2019

Well obviously you would be expecting a comprehensive round up of all things NAMM. Nope:)

Facebook has been burning with one topic all week, You know what it is. Big business vs the little guy. I have no idea what went on behind closed doors but I have some thoughts on the topic. 

We also have some built tips and products to chat about from a few suppliers. 

Sorry about having to record this in the car but here it is, warts and all.

Best regards Adam Harrison

www.birdwoodguitars.com

https://www.facebook.com/Chrisaphoto

https://www.facebook.com/elmarin.todobonito

http://www.mrwsinstruments.com/

https://mgbguitars.com/

https://www.cbgitty.com/free-rewards/

https://lacemusic.com/

 

 

Ep 53 To Relic or Not to Relic

Ep 53 To Relic or Not to Relic

January 26, 2019

In this episode I speak about a recent FB conversation about relic finished guitars. The feedback regarding relic guitars was definitely not pro-relic. I however love a good relic finish guitar and also love to relic my CBGs. So without using the word relic again here is the episode; To Relic or Not to Relic:) 

Remember to subscribe and join THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR BUILDER youtube channel and FB group.

Best regards Adam Harrison

www.Birdwoodguitars.com

http://www.mrwsinstruments.com/

https://mgbguitars.com/

www.cbgitty.com

https://www.novoguitars.com/

https://friedmanamplification.com/friedman-guitars

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=John+Nickel

 

Episode 52 Todd Sigmier from ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLIDE COMPANY

Episode 52 Todd Sigmier from ROCKY MOUNTAIN SLIDE COMPANY

September 2, 2018

Wow what a treat to speak with Todd 'Doc' Sigmier from Rocky Mountain Slide Company. Big thanks to Doc for being such a great guest. Really had fun with this one. 

Big thanks to all our FB Group members and new subscribers to the new Youtube channel

Adam

Episode 51 Blake Saban from The Urban Chiefs

Episode 51 Blake Saban from The Urban Chiefs

August 26, 2018

This episode, I speak with Blake Saban from the band The Urban Chiefs. Blake has been playing a CBG (built by the famed Arthur Moody) for a good few years, as one of his standard stage and recording instruments. Blake and The Urban Chiefs have been relentlessly touring for years and have released a number of fantastic CDs and just recently a live DVD which has to be seen. Having seen these guys live I can attest to their huge stage presence and great songs. 

Contact Blake Saban at www.theurbanchiefs.com to purchase an album or DVD

contact me, Adam Harrison at www.birdwoodguitars.com 

Hope you are enjoying the new episodes.

Adam

New Products To Try and Crazy Soviet Plank Guitars

New Products To Try and Crazy Soviet Plank Guitars

August 19, 2018

Well here we are at episode 50!!! Wow!!!

Our interview with the wonderfully tallented Rob Wrobel has had to be postphoned for a couple of weeks due to an unexpected trip to Montana. I kook forward to speaking with him soon. Justin Johnson has a new Kickstarter campaign in the works so be sure to check that out. There are some great new products available from

http://www.mrwsinstruments.com/

https://www.cbgitty.com/

https://mgbguitars.com/

https://www.sixtus-pickups.com/

Please check out these great companies for some great products.

I also made an insane plank guitar from a discarded chopping board which had been made from a Soviet box timber and still had the writing on it. They are loads of fun.

Big Thanks

Adam Harrison