Open G “GDG” Cigar Box Guitar Tuning Article now has Sound Clips!

We just added sound clips to go along with each of the tunings in the Open G “GDG” Tuning Article, so you can hear what each string combination sounds like when strung up on a cigar box guitar! All four of these clips were recorded on the same cigar box guitar, using the actual strings/gauges recommended in the article. Enjoy!

New Cigar Box Guitar Glossary feature here on!

We recently installed a Glossary add-on to the site here at, which allows us to define key terms and concepts related to cigar box guitars. The neatest feature is that it will automatically highlight (via a dotted underline) any of these defined terms it finds in articles and posts. So if you are reading an article where scale length is mentioned, and you don’t know what scale length is, just mouse over it and a pop-up will appear with the definition! The glossary can also be browsed separately, and we will be adding a page/link to assist with that.

There are a LOT of terms to define, and we are chipping away  steadily at it, so this resource will only get better as time goes by. We hope you find it useful!

New Tabs for Canjos Posted

Canjo TablatureWe’ve been diligently adding new song tablatures for one-string canjos to our knowledgebase. If you haven’t looked it over lately, you should! If you don’t own a canjo, well you either need to build one or check out the American Canjo Company store page and get one, so you can get busy pickin’!

Click here to check out the Canjo Tab section of our Knowledgebase!

New Video How-To: Making your own Cigar Box Guitar Fretboard

Glenn Watt, CBG GuruTake a few minutes and watch the new addition to our knowledgebase here at – a well-done video how-to lesson from CBG Guru Glenn Watt on how you can get started on making your own cigar box guitar fretboards with just a few simple tools!

Click Here to view the Knowledgebase Article!