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      • State of the Nation

        I've been at this cigar box guitar thing quite a long time now, over ten years, and it's interesting to see what's happened over the years; who's come and gone, who's flavour of the month and so on. That's only just observing what is happening on the internet, which is...

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      • Boxstock 2017, the return of the UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival

        After a break of over 3 years, I decided to revive Boxstock, the UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival. I must admit to a degree of trepidation, as I wasn't sure if there was still a demand for the event, and I had to face the prospect of filling a proper...

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      • New parts...made in the UK!!!

        We've just had some new stainless steel parts made, and I'm so pleased that we can get this done right here in the UK.  It's all cut on some very powerful and hugely expensive laser cutting machinery , so of course it's not something that we do in-house. What is...

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      • Pilgrimage to Bremen

        Autumn, and time for me to make the annual pilgrimage to Bremen to attend the Van Thom Weekender, accompanied by my travelling companion of old, Hollowbelly. It's an  extravganza of alternative music organised by Andreas Reidel, aka DJ Tourette van Thom, and a great opportunity to catch up with old...

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      • The Eight Days Of Glastonbury

        Glastonbury -  the biggest greenfield music festival in  the world. Way back in October 2015, me and my sales manager (my daughter Anne) decided we'd have a go at getting a trade stand there...why not?! Anne dowloaded all the forms - there was an enormous amount of info that they needed...a complete inventory...

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