bought one of those cheap CBGs on eBay with the
transducer pickup and I was really disappointed. So
I bought yours with
magnetic pickup and I gotta tell ya, thing things
is AMAZING! The attention to detail really makes
your CBGs stand out. You get what you pay for I
guess. Now I know why you are mentioned all over
real deal!!! I've played his cigar box guitars and
they absolutely rock. His cds are mandatory
listening for any prim-rock wannabe.
self-proclaimed king of the Cigar Box
I love my
three string cigar box guitar. But it's
dangerous to have around. Whenever I
grab it, I can't put it down. It's seriously
addictive. Though intimidated at first by the
lack of frets, I've found it to be very easy to
play. It's well constructed and the
electronics work fine. And the best thing
about it of course, is that all the groupies go
crazy over my new natural sounding
came today, we love it, and it sounds
Deb is so
happy withthe banjo! This is the best present we
have ever given her since the bouncy horse she got
for Christmas the year she turned 4! I saw the
pictures of it on your website. It looks
This thing is
great. All the blues licks I used in my banjo
suddenly work again, and what sustain! This thing
sounds great, and
the construction is amazing. I haven't gone to
high-G tuning yet.
I got your
cigarbox...great work...sounds cool....still
experimenting but I am very pleased with the slide
guitar for my son. Its great! Will get one for
received my first cigar box guitar by Jag, and I
simply couldn't be happier with it! This little
instrument is a whole lot of fun, and EASY to play.
I've owned a bunch of musical instruments over the
past 30 years, but dollar for dollar this has got
to be THE best bargain I've ever had! Jag is a true
I know that
he plays it with a slide, but for myself, I've
found that the neck is so silky smooth that I like
to "fret" the strings and slide up and down the
fingerboard that way.
a bit, through a little tube amp, (or in my case a
solid state amp with a tube emulator pedal), and
you've got the makings for some geniuine, heart
grindin', foot stompin', po' boy, street corner
blues. For a different sound I'm thinkin' about
getting another one fretted . . . string it up
lighter, and try it with a drone string (like a
mountain dulcimer.) I think that would be the cat's
I can't wait
to incorporate this into my band's "MucklandMusic"
Hi! I've left positive
feedback for you (of course!), but I just have to tell you
personally, this Harley guitar has an absolutely amazing
tone! I believe that this is your best CBG style guitar yet!
Congratulationson a tremendous instrument!
I recieved my cgb on
friday and have barely set it down since. This is an
incredibly fun little instrument. Your craftsmanship is
superior. Thanks so much.
I received my CBG yesterday and played
it forseveral hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of
the instrument and expect I will log many, many hours
playing it. I tried it in open A, open G and G5. Open A
seems to be optimal with the strings it came with.
I would like to compliment you on your
craftsmanship (my wife sends her compliments aswell). I
played the instrument through my Ampeg Jet tube amp,
straight into the amp and also through a Korg ToneWorks
processor, with excellent results. I also played it through
my Fender Acoustasonic amp which produced very appealing
tones and really brought out and enhanced the acoustic
properties of the instrument. Thanks for being out there and
also for your prompt service. I really appreciate what
Man i LOVE this thing!
It's got a REAL nasty slide tone, perfect to wake the
neighbors! HIGHLY recommended! Thanks!
Josh Redding, Jackson
Ibought three of
Bluesboy JAG's cigar box guitars and I love them all - they
all have a unique sound. I've told several friends about
you, hope some sales come your way soon!
Matt Johnson, Benton
I fianlly got a
Blueboy JAG CBG and it was well worth the wait. JAG plays
the HELL out of them and he knows how to build them. The
neck is super easy to play, the intonation is perfect and
his hand wound pickups sound like a Gibson ES 335!
I saw Bluesboy play
one of these at
the Whitewater and
I hust HAD to have one! They rock!
Chad O'Keef, Little
Been playing for thirty + years and Jag's CBG's have given
my playing a new lease on life. These things are hard to put
down (just ask my wife!)
Benny Timms Tulsa
Jag- I just had to let you know how your instrument was
thought my husband would have to learn how to play it for
no,instead he tuned it, plugged it in and started playing it
like he had
it his whole life! He's in love with it. He said, "finally
sound I've been looking for!". He even called me today from
job where he works with kids in a juvinile detentention
center and he
brought his CBG and everyone was amazed, one of the
happened to have a harmonica with him and they started
pretty soon had a crowd. Tomorrow he's performing at a big
festival and has
already come up with a couple of songs he's going to play.
to take a picture of him playing there and email it to you.
I want to thank
you again for making it so fast, shipping it so soon, and
making it soundso good.
I gave the "black
punch" acoustic (no pickup!) cbg to my boyfriend for his
50th and he won't stop playing it! And I mean not for a
By the way, it's plenty loud enough for his show.
He's also going to
you to thank you for building such a beautiful
Thanks for all of your help and advice. You really delivered
He used it for busking
on the waterfront of Old Town Alexandria, VA
yesterday and the guitar caused quite a stir. People just
with no mic. I gave him some other things for his b-day, but
I only needed to give him the cbg!
He really is
Big thanks to Bluesboy
Jag for making a CBG for my girlfriend to give
me for my birthday! I am an acoustic one man band in the
and have known about your guitars and excellent playing for
I play clubs and school shows and all Summer for the last 10
so I've played in Old Town Alexandria outside on the
busking. I wasn't sure if the CBG would be loud enough
my outdoor show since I play National Steel Tri-cone
usually. I have
been amazed at how great it comes across while busking. I
up to the crowd so everybody can see the tooth pick frets
and it is a
big hit. I use a heavy percussive style with finger and
and the thing really carries! I tell people that JAG is
Stradivari of CBGs.
Hi. The bass has arrived. It's wonderful!
I'm very glad &
proud to have a Jag Cbb .
It just occurred to me
that I may not have contacted you after I received my CBG
If not I need to thank
you profusely as I am Hooked! So Thank You!
Tremendous craftsmanship - this thing is
Brad Gray Conway,
I can put my punch CBG down, it's really made a BIG
difference in my playing.
I am enjoying my new cbg very much! Thank
Antonio Valdez, Mexico
tried out my amp today. cool tone .sounds like a
amp.i think that
speaker may be bad(i supplied speaker
in antique radio). i
actually took it out of the box
tried it in the
parking lot of gig.took it in and had
sound man mic it
.played three songs with cigarbox
guitar you made for me
and two with gibson les
paul.crowd was diggin
it.i gave your web site info to
several players as
they said they have to have
one.thanks for the
professional service and awsome
really a good word for something
with such attitude and
life,thanks for introducing me
to my new band