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Free PDF Download: Vintage Guitar Effects Plans - 1967 Fuzzbox and 1969 Treble Boost

These vintage plans from Popular Electronics Magazine have launched thousands of garage bands over the years.  In 1967, they first publish…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

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Swedish Inventor Creates "Ondophone" Diddley Bow Instrument!

Swedish inventor and musician, Martin Molin is known for making wild musical machines that use marbles and gears, as featured in this vid…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

3 Jan 12
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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

30 Jan 9
Reply by James Pobog

PICS & VIDEO: Build This Simple Shovel Handle 4-String Cigar Box Guitar

This cigar box guitar article was originally posted at PoorMansGuitar.com, Shane Speal's blog of all things musical, simple and cool... He…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

4 Jan 7
Reply by Adam Jellison

VIDEO & PICS: Reso Bass by Jason Mills of Highwood Guitars

In our most recent feature, we explored the use of C. B. Gitty "Toaster Bucker" mini humbucking pickups for cigar box guitars.  Soon after…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

25 Dec 30, 2019
Reply by GARY KNIGHT

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

3 Dec 30, 2019
Reply by Philip Hopper

PDF Download: Making One-Stringed Fiddles (published 1953, UK)

HISTORIC PLANS REDISCOVERED BY SHANE SPEAL I have written about one-string cigar box violins, a.k.a. "Vaudeville Fiddles" here in Cigar Bo…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Dec 17, 2019

How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

More and more people are using streaming services like Spotify and iTunes instead of radio or CDs.  I've been asked by many people how I g…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Dec 12, 2019

VIDEO LESSON: Led Zeppelin's "Dancing Days" on Cigar Box Guitar

We continue our series of Led Zeppelin songs arranged for cigar box guitar with the song "Dancing Days" from their 1973 album, Houses of t…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Dec 12, 2019

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, 2019
Reply by Taffy Evans

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