August 2017 Blog Posts (7)

"Nobody builds their first cigar box guitar to play nice things" - Shane's thoughts...





There's probably going to be a shakeup in the cigar box guitar community soon. I'm starting to see signs of it already.  



After pushing this stuff for more…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on August 31, 2017 at 8:50pm — 12 Comments

Solid Body #1

Taking cues from my cbgs and other guitars, I finished this one this past weekend. 3 strings, oak neck and fretboard, Gitty tuners, floating bridge and a scratch-built pickup. Sounds better than I'd hoped. Guess I'll build another...

Special thanks to my friend Nathan J. Roberts for taking it for its first run.

Added by Hal Robertson on August 29, 2017 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Does anyone have some pics of their cigar boxes to share.

Hey all, First of all thank you for accepting me as a member.

I have been kicking around with guitars since my 15th Birthday present of an old acoustic. Since I'm now 55, you would think i would be pretty good but life has a habit of getting in the way.

So I finally got around to building a smokey amp. The first hurdle was finding a pack of cigarettes that didn't have all those warnings on the pack. I beat this by downloading a scanned pack of Lucky Strike with all sides and…

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Added by Greg Tedford on August 26, 2017 at 8:57am — 9 Comments

Spent the evening with two elderly ladies from my church. One said that she regretted never learning to play a musical instrument and that she would have loved to learned the guitar. So.......I made …

Spent the evening with two elderly ladies from my church. One said that she regretted never learning to play a musical instrument and that she would have loved to learned the guitar.

So.......I made a big pot of Jambalaya and she made a pan of Craw-fish Cornbread and I brought a 3 string cigar box guitar in open G.

Before the night was over she was strumming and sliding G-C-D chords with confidence and her smile was as big as the house.

Love this CBG life!!

 

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Added by David Womack on August 17, 2017 at 9:48pm — 9 Comments

Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Hi, if you are interested in building cigar box guitars, I am making cigar box guitar pickups with Vintage Tobacco art. 

I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars.

If you would like to make your cigar box guitar have a unique look and feel.

Visit http://www.reddogguitars.com/  and just email…

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Added by 3 String Guitars on August 17, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Starting a 5 string electric banjo

Hello gang,just started working on an electric 5 string banjo and will share pics and info. Have an old magazine from Weekend Woodcrafts issue 19 Feb 1995 which is my guide as well as other plans saved from the web over many years. Cut the pieces rough at this point and planning on doing without the typical 5th string tuning peg location and designing the drum for ergonomic comfort. It will be my quiet practice banjo to play without annoying my wife on the couch. stay tuned for info.

Added by Kevin Wiley on August 8, 2017 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

New album, with Cigar Box Guitars used of every track! Have a listen and let me know what you think...

You can hear the album HERE

All songs ©℗bemuzic 2017

Cigar box guitars made by me were used on every song.

I also made most of the drums and percussion instruments, plus some Native American Flutes. (On trk 2, one made from some garden cane is used, and on trk 6, one made from black bamboo)

The only bought instruments are a cheap old children's glockenspiel, a harmonica, an Irish Whistle (on…

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Added by bemuzic on August 5, 2017 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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