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VIDEO: Shane Speal interviews George Benson about his first homemade guitar

Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal interviews George Benson at NAMM 2015.  Speal incorrectly thought Benson started out on a cigar box…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

1 on Thursday
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Mini Documentary: Henry Dervaric's Cigar Box Guitars [Dandelion TV]

This has got to be one of the best cigar box guitar documentaries I've ever seen.  Cigar Box Nation member, Henry Dervaric (see his profil…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 on Thursday
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Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.

I'm relatively new to the whole cbg world. I caught the bug last fall, and this is my sixth build. I worked my way from a simple parts kit…

Started by Bruce Young

15 on Wednesday
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Build a Les Claypool Whamola!

Les Claypool's one-string Whamola is the mutated and high voltage bastard-son of the washtub bass.  Using a lever tuning/playing system, th…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

10 Jun 7
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PDF Download: Build a Super Tub Bass (improved upright gutbucket bass)

Super Tub Bass by Martin Case Plays more accurately than a conventional gut bucket and enables slap bass styles, too! PDF Scan from Mugwum…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

5 Jun 3
Reply by Paul

The Barnwood "Mountain Tenor" Guitar - Built by Shane Speal from a C. B. Gitty kit

I just strung this guitar up this morning and it was love at first strum.  The instrument is a C. B. Gitty Mountain Tenor Kit ($99 w/free…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Jun 2
Reply by Paul Craig

VIDEO: Ben "Gitty" Baker - "The Band Played Walzing Matilda"

Cigar Box Nation's Ben Baker tuned up his Open G cigar box guitar (tuned GDG) to play the Eric Bogle classic, "The Band Played Walzing Mat…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

12 May 25
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BUILDING TIP: Scrap wood "Feeler Gauge" measures perfect action on floating bridges - by G. S. Monroe

editor's note:  G. S. Monroe is a Florida based folk art instrument maker.  Shane Speal calls his instruments "visionary and a true throwb…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

19 May 16
Reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson

The Wesseh Guitar + Other Strange Instruments - Cigar Box Nation TV

CIGAR BOX NATION TV Presents Shane Speal - Get an up close look at the Tin Can Guitar by legendary African musician, Wesseh Freeman and le…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Apr 27
Reply by John DeFrancesco

VIDEO: Artis The Spoonman - The legendary busker behind the Soundgarden song

When it comes to Seattle busking legend, Artis the Spoonman, Pete Seeger said he was "the best spoonplayer in the universe."  After watchi…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Apr 27
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