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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Jim Morris Re-Creates Historic Fiddle from Just a Photo

Several months ago, I posted this photo from the 1890's in a Cigar Box Nation email with the challenge for somebody to make a similar inst…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

31 Jan 25
Reply by Joseph Newell

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

6 Jan 21
Reply by Lonman

Music Historian to Present Thursday Symposium at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival

The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival has updated the Thursday schedule with a special presentation by John McCusker of the New Orlean…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

0 Jan 15

VIDEO & PICS: Daniel Hulbert's Double Neck Ukulele

Cigar Box Nation member (and consummate ukulele inventor), Daniel Hulbert recently completed this double neck ukulele he built that featur…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

2 Jan 13
Reply by Rob Uker

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

4 Jan 7
Reply by Steve Allen

DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes

SANTA HAS BEEN BUSY IN HIS WORKSHOP THIS YEAR... AND WE WANNA SEE WHAT HE (YOU) BUILT!!!  Win one of $1000 in prizes.   Here's the video d…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

59 Dec 31
Reply by Ken

Christmas Eve with Uncle Enos - the 1884 Cigar Box Banjo Plans & Story

Edited and expanded: Dec 22, 2015 by Shane Speal See the 'plans only' version of the Uncle Enos Banjo here. This short story first appeared…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

10 Dec 24, 2018
Reply by the anonymous pick

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

11 Dec 19, 2018
Reply by Bluesheart

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

2 Dec 15, 2018
Reply by Kool Karl

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, 2018
Reply by Matthew Borczon

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