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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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

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, 2018
Reply by Denny

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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 Sep 17, 2018
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, 2018
Reply by lawntrout guitars

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