Resources & Acknowledgements

This page is intended to serve as a resource to other websites that may be of interest. And, to acknowledge those individuals who were gracious enough to help me out in my pursuit of cigar box instrument info and / or the other aspects of musical instruments that have captured my attention.  I have absolutely no concern should you decide to purchase an instrument from one of the following vs. obtaining one from me. In fact if you’re undecided, then I suggest contacting one of the following builders / suppliers. They may well end up being much more able to accommodate your specific needs. 
Choices…. choices are a very good thing, indeed!  Once again, the main idea is simple: Enjoy!
To that end, I wish to publicly thank the following:

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Charles E. Atchison – Author of “The Folk Art Instrument Builders Reference“.  That book provides an excellent blend of “how to build” text, combined with pictures and narrative on the instruments.    Available from Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_9?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the%20folk%20art%20instrument%20builders%20reference&sprefix=The+Folk+%2Caps%2C188 

Or directly from his own website: www.CharlesAtchison.com

Charles has been very gracious in sharing his time / talent / and expertise with me. His book is an excellent resource – one that will get you “up and running” on “roots style” instrument building in no time flat. I highly recommend it!  Please tell him Will from Oxford says “hi”.

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David Sutton – Author of “An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars” 2013, Fox Chapel Publishing.

That book is a Must Have if you are into CBG’s. Truly high-end professional photography with accompayning commentary. Well worth “the price of admission”!   Mr. Sutton has graciously allowed me the use of some material found in that book. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=An+Obsession+with+Cigar+Box+Guitars

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John from Red-Dog Guitars:   http://reddogguitars.com 
And his companion site:   http://www.radio-guitar-amps.com
And his other cool site:   http://www.homemade-guitars.com

John is just another super cool and very friendly guy.

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This is a great discussion forum with many good “sub-forums” about cigar box instruments, collecting, making, selling, trading…     http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum

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For “all things Cigar Box Instrument wise”, this makes for some great “one-stop shopping”:   http://www.cbgitty.com 

Certainly one of my main sources!

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Another very good source for Cigar Box Instruments and parts:  http://www.cigarboxguitarparts.com

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The Undisputed “King of the Cigar Box Guitar Circuit”, Mr. Shane Speal: http://www.shanespeal.com             shane@shanespeal.com

Shane is da’ Man – without question… ’nuff said! 

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