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"12th Street Rag" played on a Gourd Ukulele by Steve Boisen

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0 Oct 5, 2015

The Bizarre Guitar Pickup Encyclopedia

So many Cigar Box Guitar builders have an affinity for cheap, trashy guitar tones.  The snarling sounds of a Teisco Del Rey gold foil pick…

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0 Oct 5, 2015

"The Bladder Man" and Homemade Instrument Musicians in 1817 London

George Crawford sent us this historic record of The Bladder Man and other musicians.  We've posted the original 1839 article for you, but p…

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0 Oct 5, 2015

How to Engrave Custom Artwork onto an Instrument Using a Dremel

Check out this video demo on engraving wooden instruments using a Dremel.  From the guys at Make Magazine. See the full instructions here…

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0 Oct 5, 2015

Samantha Fish Cranks Out Some RL Burnside on Cigar Box Guitar

Samantha Fish is the 26 year old blues phenom from Kansas City.  Her latest album, Wild Heart was just released last month.  It was produ…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

0 Oct 5, 2015

Seasick Steve Shows Off His Guitars - VIDEO

If you've ever wanted more info on the guitars Seasick Steve is playing, including some of the homemade instruments he uses, check out this…

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0 Oct 5, 2015

How to Play Seasick Steve on 4-String Cigar Box Guitar

The original song: The lesson: You'll need a 4-string cigar box guitar set up for slide.  In this lesson, Shane Speal strings his guita…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

0 Oct 5, 2015

Samantha Fish - Rig Rundown: Pics & Videos

Fish Heads unite!  We recently discovered this Premier Guitar rig rundown on Samantha Fish's guitars.   Note: her spotlight on her Stogie B…

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com

9 Oct 4, 2015
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"Why envy others who can play?"

I couldn't believe these ads when I first found them.  Mussehl & Westphal first ran these ads around 1924 in Popular Mechanics Magazin…

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0 Oct 1, 2015

The Mopophone! (Historic 1932 Article)

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0 Oct 1, 2015

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