Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern


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.

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:

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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 Habanera Hal on February 6, 2012 at 5:33pm

Thanks for the invite, Shane!  Someday I hope to have a build worthy of being on your wall!

Comment by Shane Speal on February 6, 2012 at 4:39pm

Thanks to Al Hamilton for working on the museum with me for TWO DAYS STRAIGHT.  Oh yeah, and he volunteered his time.  Why?  He believes in cigar box guitars and the community it has created.  Do me a favor...go over to his Facebook page, become a fan and say "THANKS, AL!"

(BTW, that's Al standing with me in the photo for this group (above)

Comment by Shane Speal on February 6, 2012 at 4:28pm

Top:  Bairfoot Cajun

Middle:  Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes

Bottom:  Kirk Withrow

Comment by Larry McInnes on February 6, 2012 at 4:18pm

Pretty excellent, Shane.  Thanks for the invite.

Comment by Jess on February 6, 2012 at 4:16pm

Great job Shane!  I look forward to visiting soon.

Comment by the anonymous pick on February 6, 2012 at 3:56pm

great photos  ,, and the  place is lookin  super ;-)

Comment by Shane Speal on February 6, 2012 at 3:43pm
Comment by Clock The Wolf on February 6, 2012 at 3:40pm



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