May 2018 Blog Posts (12)

Another one bites the dust

Sadly, today brings the passing of Phil Emmanuel, lesser recognised brother of Tommy, guitar virtuoso's both, although Phil never really played the guitar hero role, he was a stellar performer, and side man par excellence, Vale Phillip.

Added by darryl kernaghan on May 25, 2018 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Number Four

For number four I used my last Winterman's box and a piece of oak for the neck.  Didn't realise oak would be so hard to work......  I faced the headstock off with a piece of cedar from a broken box to match the body.  This one's a 25.5 inch scale acoustic (no piezo this time).  The string spacing is a little wider than usual just to see if it's any better for fingerpicking with my arthritic fingers.…


Added by Les Keith on May 23, 2018 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

1880's - 1930's Cigar Box Guitar Music

 Hi guys, I finally organized and edited some of my music for online listening. These 2 albums are all old time blues music played on cigar box guitar. NO singing, NO band, NO regular guitars. These recordings are only authentic Delta Blues and slide cigar box guitar.

All of this music was recorded with only 3 and 4…


Added by 3 String Guitars on May 21, 2018 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Riffstation PRO for FREE - Playing Chord and or Solos

Do you know Riffstation?

Its cool. You play any MP3 and it give you the Chords.

This way you can play Songs you didnt know yet easily.

Its great fun and very usefull i think.

And at the Moment its free.

I just tought some of you may be interestet in it.

Do i need to mention that i am just another User of it and not in any relationship with Riffstation or Fender?

So if you play chords or solos, ,.... check iot out:…


Added by Andreas Fischer on May 20, 2018 at 12:09pm — 7 Comments

Checking in after yet another 30+ days have flown by... just .. wow

Too much been going on lately, I haven't even caught a CB Gitty Gang show in the last like 2 months at all.. Between sorting Star Trek CCG and WoW TCG cards for sale on eBay, doing swap meets, making soap, other excuses... 

I'm prepping inventory for a Cajun Festival coming up Saturday the 26th - home made guitar things and soap and my gal's making bath bombs.. Should be an awesome day.. 

Been working a lil on the canjo stuff in preparation fro this Cajun Festival booth…


Added by Br Harold F Stubbs III on May 19, 2018 at 8:59pm — 5 Comments

Shane Speal's upcoming book - see the cover. Plus cigar box guitars, concerts and more...


Added by Shane Speal on May 19, 2018 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Number Three

So for number three I decided to reuse the neck from my cheapo cardboard blues box guitar.  My box choice was limited to the notch size on the neck.  The depth of the notch was increased a couple of mm to let the lid resonate a little better.  This sounds way better than the cardboard box and will definitely get picked up and played.…


Added by Les Keith on May 14, 2018 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Bear Bones 2nd outlet .

happy to announce Bare Bones Box Guitars can be purchased at Shotgun Coffee in Hobart beginning next month . They are also having a open mike day and nights got to love HoBo town it’s got it going on . 

Added by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on May 9, 2018 at 11:01pm — 8 Comments

Horrifying Tale Sets Fuming Cigar Box Guitar Builder Straight

Blown 30 feet high by an improvised explosive device, United States Marine Jake Schick suffered collapsed lungs, multiple fractures, burn holes over his body, and significant ligament and bone loss. All the while, he never lost consciousness.

Listen to him…


Added by Glenn Watt on May 9, 2018 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Six string nougat tin guitar

My latest build, #8 - "LA DOUCE" - neck-around six string nougat tin guitar: Big shout-out to the folks here on CBN and especially to Korrigan, Kigar and Taffy Evans! Without your advice, encouragement and inspiration this guitar wouldn't have come to be.…


Added by Hans on May 8, 2018 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Just wanted to say hi to the cigar box guitar Community

I have been reading a lot of the postest. I had no idea there was  such a variety of homemade instruments. I will be building my one CBG soon and I would like to lean on the  Community for help ideas and encouragement .



Added by Richard on May 7, 2018 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

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