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CONTEST CANCELLED: We Need Your Photos!

DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH PHOTO UPLOADING, I HAVE TO CANCEL THIS CONTEST FOR NOW.  APOLOGIES TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED OR TRIED TO ENTER.  WE'LL C…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 23 hours ago
Reply by Alex Fong

PDF Download: Cool Gift Idea - Invite them to your shop

If you're giving a guitar kit, parts or anything DIY for the Holidays, here's an idea to add to the package.  We've created a "Full Access…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Nov 16
Reply by Taffy Evans

VIDEO: How to Play Led Zeppelin on Cigar Box Guitar - "Ten Years Gone"

Is this the quintessential Jimmy Page riff?  Now you can play it on a 4-string cigar box guitar.  I break the main riff down and show you…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Nov 15
Reply by BrianQ.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Jim Morris Re-Creates Historic Fiddle from Just a Photo

Several months ago, I posted this photo from the 1890's in a Cigar Box Nation email with the challenge for somebody to make a similar inst…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

34 Nov 15
Reply by BrianQ.

VIDEO: Beginner Cigar Box Guitar Lesson - the 0-3-5 Blues Scale Secret

Here's an easy way to grasp the blues scale on a 3-string fretted cigar box guitar. Shane uses a CBGitty Tin Pan Alley guitar to teach the…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 Nov 14
Reply by BrianQ.

Make a Lo-Fi Telephone Microphone! EASY 5 Minute Project

by Shane Speal I can't believe how easy this was to make.  The mic is perfect for blues harmonica or lo-fi vocals...and all you need is an…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 Nov 11
Reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

Homemade Fretless Bass Schematic

These plans are archived as a downloadable PDF file, perfect for printing.  In them, author "Bill" shows his schematic for making a primit…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Nov 9
Reply by BrianQ.

Build a One-String Box Bass

In our never ending search for cigar box guitar plans, we stumbled across these very simple instructions to build a one-string bass with a…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

8 Nov 5
Reply by Paul Craig

Christopher Ameruoso Returns With Quiet Riot's Drummer!!! New Video, "Swamp Fly"

A.B.S. Ameruoso-Banali-Sanchez Is a side project from Cigar Box Nation member, Christopher Ameruoso (Swamp Rock Music), Frankie Banali leg…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 Nov 2
Reply by Eric Shepherd

Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own

God bless the writers of science magazines back in the 1960's.  Everyone wanted to be a rock star, so they found innovative ways to make th…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

29 Oct 31
Reply by Kevin M. Kraft

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