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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

6 3 hours ago
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

CD REVIEW: "Everblue" by JP Williams - Blistering, Classic Blues on Cigar Box Guitar

I first heard JP Williams at the Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival last year.  Unlike the other acts bringing primal, slashing gutbuc…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Oct 13
Reply by JP Williams

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

0 Oct 12

How to Play R.L. Burnside's "Nine Days In Jail" on 3-string ***NEW TUNING!!!***

Another great viewer request featuring an obscure R. L. Burnside song.  I had to create a new tuning in order to play it... and I love it!…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Oct 11
Reply by Denny

CBG VIDEO LESSON: How to Play Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)"

Shane's back with another request...this time for the late, great Robert Johnson's "Preaching Blues."  This lesson is for a 3-string slide…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 Oct 9
Reply by Robby van Lingen

VIDEO LESSON: How to Play Shake Em On Down on Cigar Box Guitar - RL Burnside & Samantha Fish!

VIEWER REQUEST! Here's a double lesson for you on one classic blues song. I tackle "Shake 'Em On Down" for 3-string slide guitar using RL…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

4 Oct 5
Reply by Grandpa

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band "Boll Weevil" on Cigar Box Guitar

Shane Speal opened up for The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and captured this video the blues legend live from the side of the stage.  R…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Oct 5
Reply by John Sawyer

How to Play "I Ain't Superstitious" by Howlin' Wolf on 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

The viewer requests keep coming in!  "I Ain't Superstitious" is one of the most challenging songs yet... but you can do it!  I break the…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Sep 18
Reply by BrianQ.

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