Testimonials

Hey Nigel, guitar has arrived safely!  It is awesome on my first quick run through. Beautiful workmanship as well as sounds great. Glad I went with the humbucker – mortel combo.  Thanks again. It is is sweet!!! (Fred, Colorado, USA)


The CBG got here today.  Pretty fast shipping for the other side of the world!  This thing is like a piece of art work.  Well done!  Sounds great too. Kurt, (Massachusettes, USA)


I received the Revelator in my hands today and I feel great. The sound and the look are  fantastic. I’m in France and it’s not exactly on the doorstep and the travel of the Revelator just took 5 days ! Nigel is kind person and  he ensures a careful follow-up. I’m sure he has put some positive bluesy australian mojo in my cigar box guitar! Cheers, Laurent (France)


 Hi Nigel, When the Levee Breaks arrived today. Just writing to say it is beautiful and thank you. It is so beautiful to play from slow to grungy.  It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you. If I require any more CBGs I will certainly be contacting you.  Steve (Victoria)


I purchased the ‘Yella Dawg’ from Nigel just recently and I highly recommend Nigel’s work as it is not only a tight and strong CBG that sounds like a delta blues animal, but also a work of art. Trust me when I say, in choosing a CBG, ‘when you know, you know’ as I played the ‘Yella Dawg’ it sounded and looked amazing and stood out above the rest. Nigel asked me if I wanted to try another one but I said “No” this one is mine and you’re not getting it back lol!!!” Nigel gave me a run down on changing strings and other maintenance. First impressions last for me, I was buzzing with excitement over what I’d bought. Nigel’s CBG’s are some of the best I’ve seen not only in Australia but the world and are all high quality blues machines that are strong and built to last. Hope this gives you more of an incentive to get in contact with Nigel and buying a CBG that will give you many many years of pleasure. All the best 😉 Brett (Gold Coast)

I bought one of your cigar box guitars at Womad. I’m the one with the boy that visited your stall about 5 times! He’s had a ball with the guitar this week, it’s really had a workout. I’m a music teacher and most of my students had a go at it last week. Then it was passed around to staff, then friends in our street. It’s even had sleepovers. On Sat night it was played at a party on a farm. I’ve hardly used the thing! Thankyou for such a lovely instrument. I could tell you were all passionate about them and they are obviously made with love. Good on you. Wendy (Adelaide)


Dear Nigel, I received “The Healer”  today.  I just wanted to let you know that it arrived safely and I am thrilled with it.  We are looking forward to many hours of fun and entertainment. Thanks again, Ray  (Western Australia)

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Hi Nigel, I received the guitar. It’s a great little instrument – well made. It sounds really good through a little grunge amp that I have, and through my Fender Junior Blues amp – great sound, that’s for sure. I’ll let my mates know about you. Cheers, Ross (Australia)

Hi Nigel, I just received a picture of the CBG you have built for me. It looks great. I can’t wait to play on it when I get back to Switzerland. Thanks a lot for everything. Tino Rutishauser (Switzerland)


Hi Nigel, guitar has arrived, looks great thank you. Noel (Australia)


Hi Nigel, I received the cigar box guitar today, it looks great! I know my partner will love it. Chloe (Australia)


Hi Nigel, Just letting you know that the guitar arrived safely today. Very happy with it! Thanks, Pauline (Australia)


Hi Nigel, I received the guitar yesterday and it’s a beauty, can’t stop playing it. Thanks again, Christo (Lord Howe Island)


Hi Nigel, the Cigar Box Guitar arrived safely on Tuesday – it looks great.  It is a birthday present for my husband for next week and I will get him onto the website videos and let him know that you run lessons. Many thanks, Marion (Brisbane, Australia)


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I just wanted to say this… THANK YOU! I have been fascinated by the CBG for years and thanks to a bad experience with regular guitars I was hesitant to try to play again. I bought one on ebay for cheap to see how it worked (The engineering mind in me) and am waiting to build one. So for $100 I got an amp, a distortion pedal (free) and a little 10 watt practice amp. Through your videos I have learned to play a few songs. I know there will be a lot practice involved, but for the first time in my life I picked up a musical instrument and played. It sounded almost like I knew what I was doing. For that, I can’t thank you enough sir. I hope if you make it to the states here in Florida I can buy to a pint and maybe you can show me a thing or 1, maybe 2 if I’m not pushing my luck. (Jason, Florida)


3 Responses to Testimonials

  • greg archer says:

    hi, could you make one with timber supplied ??

  • Brett Wilson says:

    I purchased the ‘Yella Dawg’ from Nigel just recently and
    I highly recommend Nigel’s work as it is not only a tight and strong CBG that sounds like a delta blues animal, but also a work of art. Trust me when I say, in choosing a CBG, ‘when you know, you know’ as I played the ‘Yella Dawg’ it sounded and looked amazing and stood out above the rest. Nigel asked me if I wanted to try another one but I said “No” this one is mine and you’re not getting it back lol!!!” Nigel gave me a run down on changing strings and other maintenance. First impressions last for me, I was buzzing with excitement over what I’d bought. Nigel’s CBG’s are some of the best I’ve seen not only in Australia but the world and are all high quality blues machines that are strong and built to last. Hope this gives you more of an incentive to get in contact with Nigel and buying a CBG that will give you many many years of pleasure. All the best 😉

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