Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern

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Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern

Get updates on The Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern, the world's first permanent museum collection of Cigar Box Guitars.  Speal's Tavern is located near Pittsburgh in the town of New Alexandria, PA. 

Speal's features live blues every Friday and Saturday and an open stage on Thursdays.  Under 21 are permitted before 10:30pm.

Website: http://spealstavern.com
Location: New Alexandria, PA
Members: 89
Latest Activity: Jan 7

See the photo tour!

We just completed a total overhaul of the museum.  We added instruments, history and more.  See the photo set here:

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/albums/the-cigar-box-guitar-museum

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The " ultimate" cigar box (modern and old) to get a grat sounding cbg.

Started by Tor Börve. Last reply by Tor Börve Jun 29, 2012. 4 Replies

 Hi ! I would really like to know what cigar box brands I should try to get my hands on to get a good cbg,so I wonder what boxes are the "most prefered" among the modern boxes and also among older…Continue

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Comment by James Beard on February 12, 2012 at 4:22pm

Great new website!!! Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday night and presenting a new CBG for the museum.

Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 12, 2012 at 4:05pm

The Speal's Tavern website has just been re-designed and updated.  Please take a sec to visit it:

http://www.spealstavern.com

Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 11, 2012 at 6:59pm

Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on February 9, 2012 at 1:36pm

thanks for the invite, Shane!

Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 8, 2012 at 4:21pm

Lazy B Cigar Guitars:

http://lazybcigarguitars.com/

Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 8, 2012 at 4:05pm

The Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern has just received a new addition to the  collection.  This ABSOLUTELY APPROPRIATE Pennsylvania license plate cigar box dobro will look perfect next to our collection of antique plates.  

Please visit the Facebook page for his Lazy B. Cigar  Box Guitars at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lazy-B-Cigar-Box-Guitars/14055148929....  Become a fan and say THANKS JOHN!!! 

Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 7, 2012 at 7:48pm
Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 7, 2012 at 2:38pm

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:  www.CBGitty.com sponsors The Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern and donates a HOUSE DRUM KIT FOR OPEN MICS!!!  Shane Speal has just received a vintage white Ludwig Rocker 5 piece kit with Sabian cymbals as donated by CBGitty.  Shane will bring the drums to their permanent home when he performs at Speal's on Saturday, February 18th.

CBGitty is the world's biggest Cigar Box Guitar parts supply company and a proud supporter of the Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern.  CBGitty owner, Ben Baker had been looking for a way to support the tavern and their commitment to preserving the art of the cigar box guitar and also their passion for nurturing the local music scene.  When Shane Speal mentioned that the open mic could use a drum set, Baker donated the money.  

Speal's Tavern hopes the drums expand the artist development collective started by Christopher Volpe, host of the Thursday night acoustic open mic.  "Now, up and coming bands can visit Speal's with minimum gear and work out their songs in front of an enthusiastic audience," said Shane Speal.  

(pictured: the vintage Ludwig Rocker drum set, getting packed up and ready to be delivered to Speal's Tavern.)

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on February 7, 2012 at 10:35am
Shane,

Thanks for the invite, dude! Hope to be able to visit this summer.
Comment by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 6, 2012 at 6:50pm

Top:  Shane Speal

Middle:  Tom "Mezzy" Hiles

Bottom:  John "Reddog" McNair

 

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