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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

0 on Wednesday

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 on Tuesday
Reply by BrianQ.

"BACK DOOR MAN!" More Howlin' Wolf Lessons for Cigar Box Guitar

You asked for more Howlin' Wolf... so you're gettin' more!  For this lesson, I've taken the 1960 Chess Records version of "Back Door Man"…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 on Tuesday
Reply by BrianQ.

VIDEO LESSON: RL Burnside's "Poor Black Mattie" on 3-string Cigar Box Guitar

VIEWER REQUEST! Tune your three string cigar box guitar to G7 (GDF), grab a stubby slide...and take that stick outta yer butt! G7 tuning i…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Sep 16
Reply by lawntrout guitars

VIDEO LESSONS: Howlin' Wolf on 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

Viewer requests! Shane shows how to play two of Howlin' Wolf's biggest songs: "Smokestack Lightning," "Little Red Rooster" and  "Asked Her…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

1 Sep 14
Reply by BrianQ.

VIDEO LESSON: Beautiful G Major Rundown on 3-String Slide Cigar Box Guitar

Ok, so this lesson isn't as cool as "Born Under a Bad Sign," but it's definitely gonna get you playing A LOT better. Tune your three strin…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Sep 13
Reply by James O Lunsford

How to Make a Cigar Box Fiddle - free PDF download plans

Note:  The following plans were written by violin maker, Steven Miller and originally posted on Fiddlerman.com.  Cigar Box Fiddles have be…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Sep 13

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

16 Sep 11
Reply by George Ross

Soldering Hacks for Those >*##!! Volume Pots

Soldering the back of a pesky volume pot!Have you ever had to wire up a guitar and struggled to solder those black wires onto the back of…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

27 Sep 10
Reply by Cigar Man Mike

VIDEO FEATURE: Skateboard Guitars

There's a growing movement of people transforming old skateboards into guitars and basses.  Like cigar box guitars, there are no rules to…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

10 Sep 9
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