February 2015 Blog Posts (14)

Cigar Box Nation News - New Seasick Steve video, contests, cool instruments & more

Cigar Box Nation member, Richey Kay of Manchester U.K. built these superbly clean 3 string electric cigar box guitars.  Details:  Oak & walnut neck, Mother-of-pearl dots, walnut & bone bridge, bone nut.  Hand wound pickup (9500 winds) with volume and tone…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

My First Open Mic

Go big or go home, I guess.

I did my first open mic at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY last night.  Pictures of Bob Dylan playing on the same stage in 1961 and 1962 and others of Arlo Guthrie.  It was the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society's monthly open mic and I thought this would be a good crowd absent the electric gearheads and whatnot.

The host, Sonny Speed was just inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame and a local HOF inductee, Phil Drum was there to play as well.…

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Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on February 26, 2015 at 2:38pm — 25 Comments

Premier Guitar Feature!

We got featured on Premier Guitar!

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22188-zeppelin-design-labs-unveils-the-percolator

Added by Zeppelin Design Labs on February 26, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

A new Music No-Contest! :)





Hallo Cigarbox friends, I propose you a Contest/ Non Contest with whom everyone wins:)


I explain better :)

Starting today Feb 24th,2015 isopen the If You Are Happy contest. Deadline is April 30th , 2015.



You are ALL invited to join! What is necessary is to be CREATIVE: you can indulge yourself doing…

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Added by Roberto Diana on February 25, 2015 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

The Percolator - DIY 2W Guitar / Harp amp

The Percolator Tube Amp is now available, Ready-to-Play or as a DIY kit!  2 watts delivered via one NOS compactron tube.  Check out www.zeppelindesignlabs.com for more info.  Youtube also has several videos of Glenn Kaiser playing through the Percolator with different guitars: …

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Added by Zeppelin Design Labs on February 24, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Happy birthday, dear Flatpup!

It's four years ago that I presented the first Flatpup guitar pickup. I wanted to recall the major steps and put it in an article at my site. Thanks for watching. And many, many thanks for having helped to let that baby grow!

here is the link to my site: http://www.original-flatpup.com/history…

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Added by Elmar Zeilhofer on February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — 23 Comments

Converting a 6 string tab into a 3 string

In response to a question on the Forums, here's one way to convert 6 string tabs into 3 string, tuned to a dyad chord, also called 1-5-1, "power chord" or perfect fifth.  (For example, tuned GDG)

Before you start

  1. This is likely to do your head in until you get to the example, then…
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Added by Patrick Curley on February 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

Clubs and Meeting Places For CBG's

We're coming up on a full year of clubhouse meetings held every 3rd Saturday each month fallowing our 2nd St. Louis Cigar Box Guitar Festival. Club meetings are fun and important in developing community involvement into homemade instrument & music.

We've met several dozen new friends, some who just happened in off the street and discovered us. Drummers, guitar maestros, singers have embellished us with tasteful hours of entertainment. It's been a very positive supportive group…

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Added by smilingdog1 on February 15, 2015 at 6:03pm — 1 Comment

Cats with CBG photo collection!

Hello, amigos!

I have a cat, my cat like my guitars and I love my cat!

Please share  photos of your cats with your CBG here! Thank you! …

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Added by Cpt. Nemoff on February 14, 2015 at 3:04pm — 17 Comments

Cigar Box Nation Newsletter - Six String Cigar Box Guitars, Historic Instruments and more

Sponsored by C. B. Gitty, the cigar box guitar parts superstore.  www.CBGitty.com

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 13, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Cigar Box Nation Newsletter - Six String Cigar Box Guitars, Historic Instruments and more

Sponsored by C. B. Gitty, the cigar box guitar parts superstore.  www.CBGitty.com

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 13, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

New Website

My new website is up and running! Feel free to step by an have a look (even though it's in german).

 

www.jacktoneguitars.ch

 

Thx & cheers

Added by Bani Jackson on February 10, 2015 at 7:43am — 6 Comments

My first license plate guitar...

So I am in the beginning stages of building my first License Plate Guitar. I haven't made a guitar yet, though I have completed my first Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer this past year, and made up a bridge for an old one I bought from an estate sale.

I picked up this old Kapok guitar last fall on Main Street for $10 from someone who needed beer money. The body was broken and torn away at the neck from him smacking someone over the head. I was going to use the tuners for another Dulcimer, but… Continue

Added by Monterey on February 3, 2015 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

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