I love the creativity and inginuity of the folks that call this place home. The first cbg's seem to have been made out of the only available materials. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a minimalist build challenge. Rules and such outta be determined by greater minds than me. Just a thought from a rookie.
This is a simple kit I´m perfecting with a friend so we can do workshops with kids so they can personalize and assemble a working…Continue
Snake Oil fan, Kurt B. snapped this photo Tuesday night as Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band performed our first show…
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The Cigar Box Nation Newsletter for Oct. 17, 2014. More great featured instruments, some woodshop secrets and other stuff from the Cigar Box…Continue
Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on October 17, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments
This one was a gift for a violist. I 'finished' at 9 PM and it was gifted at 9 AM the next day.
The sound hole is a "f" hole, the tail suggest the bridge from a string section instrument, the headstock…Continue
Added by JL on October 14, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments
Check out The Art of Manliness website this week and see the building of The Art of Manliness Cigar Box Guitar. Check it out here: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/10/13/how-to-make-a-cigar-box-guitar/
Should i seal the fret board before fretting?
This, my first box purchase:Continue
The following song is in ABC music format and it should be cut-and-pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should…Continue
After many failed attemps at fretting I am planning to try again and after some help.
1) What is the best fret wire to use?
2) What's the best scale length to use?
3) What is any string height compensation required against scale length?
4) Could I be using incorrect strings and will that make a huge difference?
What is the trick to making these work and play well?
Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on October 2, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Here are some tips that I do
1) Pick a song and learn it, doesn't need to be difficult
2) Personalise it by slight changes or the way you do the melody
3) Negative space is just as important as positive space, stops, rhythms, breaks etc....ie not one big thrash of mush
4) Pace the song speed matters, generally faster drives the song slower gives more moody feel
5) Now play it slightly more relaxed than you usually do, but put real feeling into your…Continue
This may be old news to some of you, but I was told something by a Cigar shop owner that surprised me. His shop almost always has 50 -100 empty boxes available but most are on the small size. A little small for a CBG but ok for amp, speaker, etc. I picked out 3 boxes and commented on not seeing some of the big names in the pile. He told me the companies with the nicer, larger boxes were buying them back from the stores or giving the store credit for them. I can see this having quite an…Continue
This guitar has a plywood neck, IPE fretboard, oak headstock and bridge.
Finished it with shellac.
it has no decorative elements, but I might add some later:
And this is how it sounds (before the final…Continue