August 2016 Blog Posts (7)

First CBG Build - Looking for Criticism

Last week, I stopped by at my local cigar store and picked up the starting points for a few projects.  I found:

  • a Romeo y Julieta Reserve box (red label)
  • a Brick House box (red stained), and
  • a Baccarat “Gordo Baccarat Havana Selection” box.

I paid three bucks apiece for the boxes, and was happy to find them.  I plan to make a 3-string fretted CBG…

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Added by Dana Kennedy on August 29, 2016 at 10:15pm — 13 Comments

Soundmen Hate Me (The Shane Speal Footstomper's long journey)

The prototypes for device has ticked-off more soundmen in the last seven years...…


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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on August 23, 2016 at 4:07pm — 3 Comments

New song: THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR

I never truly understood the adage that individual guitars can help one write specific songs until I got into CBG about a year ago. Recently, I purchased the A.J. Gaither "Arkanasas Tenor" from C.B, Gitty, and that little wooden box is the best typewriter I have ever owned. Here is the first tune I penned on it called, "The Cigar Box Guitar," written from the imagined perspective of A.J. Hope the lyrics speak to the builders on the site. Been working it out live, and will post a video when I… Continue

Added by Chris Bohlman on August 20, 2016 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

WHO'S GOT DA KEYS?

You ever hear a great track and think 'damn! that would sound great on a CBG'  Well here's one for you. Check out Greg Douglas doing KEYS TO THE HIGHWAY on his album 'The Natives are Restless'. Greg, formally of HOT TUNA and then THE STEVE MILLER BAND owns this slowed down version on this classic. It would make a great video lesson if Shane or another of you advanced players could put something together.  Check it out 'playa's!

Added by Charly Lukhardtt on August 18, 2016 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Shane Speal's Top 10 Awesome Things Happening

Shane Speal's Top 10 Awesome Things Happening


Hi all!  There's so much going on that I had to turn it into a Top 10 list. Of…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on August 17, 2016 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

license plate guitar

just finished my first license plate guitar...guess what i ran into most is, body brace blocks getting in way of input jacks. or the pickup cavity cutting in too deep into the neck . already started on 2nd one, gave the first one away for a birthday gift. 

Added by Darryl Tuttle on August 15, 2016 at 12:52am — 3 Comments

ragtime or jug band

i am thinking of starting a ragtime or jug band with all homemade instruments. i am in lagrange ky. let me know if you are interested. thanks. billy

Added by billy lopez on August 10, 2016 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

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