November 2014 Blog Posts (14)

Brett’s Opinion on What to Look For in a Cigar Box Guitar

Cigar Box Guitars Have Soul - The look and sound of every CBG is unique and as different as the people playing them. So what may work great for me may not be the best fit for you. 

Here are some basics that may be helpful in finding your perfect CBG. 



Scale Size Matters - I have seen 5 year old children playing huge classical guitars like pros. So it is possible to adjust to the size and fret spacing of any guitar, but why should you? As a person with…

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Added by Brett Ford on November 29, 2014 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

Bad Finger Guitars are everywhere. . .online. And for sale.

I have been building guitars for 3 years now and have benefited from all the knowledge shared here and elsewhere on the web.  I still can't get over how unlike most other special-interest forums Cigar Box Nation is.

Since I am not working full time at the moment and I'm half-time getting my Masters degree so I can teach high school chemistry next fall, I started up my guitar building as a small business.  Last weekend I set up a website at…

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Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on November 28, 2014 at 5:48pm — 6 Comments

Bluesboy Jag Christmas CBG Sale!

Bluesboy Jag Christmas CBG Sale!







Bluesboy Jag le Bijou Deluxe Humidor Acoustic/Electric













* Gorgeous, Durable Humidor Style box

* 3 or 4 Stringer

* Red Oak Neck

*…

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Added by Bluesboy Jag on November 28, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Shane Speal Cigar Box Guitars - HOLIDAY SALE



Ships Wednesday!



Shane Speal has built nine new "The Speal" pro cigar box guitars just in time for the Holidays.  Each one is almost done and ships by Wednesday, Dec.…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 27, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Bluestem Three String Guitar

If anyone is interested in the nylon-strung three string guitar I now have the construction print available at my website.  I've also added 40 photos of the building process and I'll be adding verbiage as time permits.  At least I've got it up!

http://www.bluestemstrings.com/pageGuitarThreeString.html

Thanks for lookin! 

Added by Randy Cordle on November 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Steam Whistles and Cigar Box Guitars

I'm Filming a Documentary!

(but it's gettin' kinda weird...)


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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 18, 2014 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

First electric cigar box guitar ever?

Let me introduce to You Mr. Leopold Fijałkowski from Kielce, POLAND. Ingenious inventor of…

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Added by Miku on November 13, 2014 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

Washboard Wizardry

The Shane Speal Newsletter: Ronn Benway and his Magical Washboard, the bombastic Baritone Cigar Box Guitar is now on sale, FREE CONCERT SATURDAY, more...



Shane Speal's Name May Be On the Bill,

But Ronn Benway is the Star


AC/DC has Angus Young running on stage, dressed as a…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 12, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New to Cigar Box Nation...

Hi all,

Thought I'd join in the fray after a friend recommended CBN to me.  I've had a longtime interest in musical instrument construction and have been engaged in building for something in the neighborhood of 30 years.  I've done various types of guitars, a few Cajun accordions, various kalimbas, a few wood flutes, and banjos in the past, but mostly banjos at present.  I do like to do the occasional fun project and I'm finishing up a nylon-strung three string short scale acoustic…

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Added by Randy Cordle on November 9, 2014 at 8:57am — 3 Comments

number5

Maple neck, ply finger board, Lego bridge, wing nits hold box together

Added by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on November 6, 2014 at 7:58am — No Comments

Jack Knife Blues

Here´s a video I made for my project Blues In The Box, it was shot at barcelona metro facilities. Yes it´s the blues, jack knife and trains!

http://vimeo.com/91288728

Added by Leo Cayuela on November 4, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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