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Free Christmas TAB Music for Cigar Box Guitar

In the last several years, the folks at C. B. Gitty have spent hours and hours creating sheet music for cigar box guitar.  Many of their w…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 3 hours ago
Reply by Timothy Hunter

VIDEO - Building Guitars with Antique Cigar Boxes

Have you ever come across an antique cigar box at a flea market or yard sale?  These make great acoustic bodies for cigar box guitars! Let…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 14 hours ago
Reply by Paul Craig

VIDEO: Tommy Emmanuel's Cigar Box Guitar - by Del Puckett

Cigar Box Nation member, Del Puckett just posted this amazing video showing the idea, creation and gifting of a custom cigar box guitar to…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

7 yesterday
Reply by Timothy Hunter

VIDEO SERIES: The Art of the Cigar Box Guitar

Antique cigar box guitars offer one of the greatest glimpses into the history of these instruments.  They allow us to look closely at the…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 Dec 4
Reply by Matthew Borczon

VIDEO: D.I.Y. Three String Guitar - an interesting way to build....

This just popped up on my youtube watch suggestions.  A different way to make a CBG Note from Shane:  I've edited Timothy's original pos…

Started by Timothy Hunter

23 Nov 23
Reply by Taffy Evans

MYSTERY INSTRUMENT: What are these antique dulcimer things?

I recently won these two instruments in an eBay auction.  The seller said that these were found in a Massachusetts house from 1900 that wa…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

54 Nov 22
Reply by Andries D. EKER

How to Play EEB Tuning Cigar Box Guitar - Get easy, beautiful chords with this lesson

Shane Speal has been championing the 3-string "EEB" tuning for years and has written several songs with it.  In this lesson, he shows how…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

12 Nov 3
Reply by Paul Craig

VIDEO: DIY Dobro Ideas... from Mailboxes to Paint Lids!

Get that ol' Son House tone!  Here's some ideas for creating your own DIY Dobro... whether using a mailbox, inserting paint lids in your c…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

10 Oct 25
Reply by Andy Main

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Naughty Cigar Box Guitar Has "Peep Show" Window!

One of the wildest concepts I've ever created in cigar box guitar design has to be the Peep Show windows.  The idea started when I took a…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Oct 17
Reply by GARAGE HERMIT

Shane Speal Woodshop Diary: "The Beauty of Rust & Scratches"

Notes from Shane Speal's personal woodshop, York PA Instrument:  "Nails & Screws" 4-String Electric Cigar Box Guitar Completed tonight…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

24 Oct 16
Reply by Don Stachovak

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