December 2013 Blog Posts (16)

THE DOO DAH CODE (UPDATED 7/14/2015)

Watch this first. Or not. 



audio/video: Uncle John

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Little Albert trudges westward up the winding pathway to the burnt out ruins of the old Doo Dah place, periodically stopping to adjust the load on his back, nervously glancing over his shoulder at…

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Added by Clock The Wolf on December 31, 2013 at 8:30am — 51 Comments

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! May your day be filled with joy, blessed with the sounds of children's excitement, and shared with our most precious gifts-family and friends!

Added by Jim Cissell on December 25, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Becoming a "Professional" Instrument Builder - A Cautionary Tale - Part 1

Hello again Dear readers to my Blog, and Merry Christmas.

This is most likely going to end up being a cautionary tale, but as this seems to have been a topic of discussion for me lately around the house I figured maybe a few of you might be interested.

Question of the Week - December 24, 2013

"So, Greg.... Hows the Business doing?"

Yes Folks.... believe it or not, I'm a professional "self employed" Luthier. < GASP! >

How can…

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Added by G.S.Monroe on December 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Cigar Box Season's Greetings - Shane's Christmas Newsletter

Shane Speal
The Shane Speal newsletter:  A cool…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on December 23, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Messing about with an Yamaha THR10C amp

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Added by Clock The Wolf on December 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

2013 - a few thoughts from a Chickenbone perspective

I suppose this is my version of those awful ‘round robin’ letters you get sent with Christmas cards, so if you don’t like that sort of thing, then please read no further. I haven’t been trekking in the Andes, celebrating a birthday in the Maldives, skydiving, buying a Porsche or seeing my children graduate from Oxford University…nobody is forcing you to read on, so rather than posting to tell me to shut the f*ck up, just stop reading, OK?  Having said that, I’ve felt the need to put my…

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Added by ChickenboneJohn on December 19, 2013 at 4:30am — 14 Comments

Shane Speal Cigar Box Guitars - ships within 24 hrs. HO HO HO!

Cigar Box Guitars by Shane Speal

I've added six more to the online store in the past week.  Some are budget models ($99) while others are some of the best work I've ever done.
  Every order is shipped via Priority Mail within 24 hours of purchase.  You can still order today and have it in time for…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on December 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Uke (GCEA) Tabs for "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Based on the Poem by Lydia Marie Child)

Well, I found this tune on my Uke fretboard as well (it's another stick dulcimer tune I play). Enjoy...

Added by Rand Moore on December 14, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments

G.S.Monroe Folk Music - It's about time I started a Blog

Hello Fellow Cigar Box Nation Reader,

I've been lurking around the forum for about a year now learning what I can and giving back when I can, and as this year draws to a close I feel it's about time I started a Blog so that others who find their way to these pages might find some trinket or two worthy of adding to their own personal vault of knowledge.

First off I would like to encourage you to pursue your muse, and take time to listen to the music that is all around us…

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Added by G.S.Monroe on December 14, 2013 at 7:45pm — 2 Comments

Uke (GCEA) Tabs for Hard Times (Come Again No More) by Stephen C. Foster

I was noodling around with my ukulele yesterday and discovered I could find most of the song Hard Times on the uke fretboard. Hard Times is one of my favorite songs and I play it regularly on my stick dulcimers. So, I decided to create a set of Tabs for it so I can practice it some more and pass the song on as part of my Uke tabs collection. The arrangement is mainly the melody (I'm not a chords kind of player). Here's the tabs...…

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Added by Rand Moore on December 14, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

free plans for a Ray Jacobs Rocky Mountain Dulcimer

Happy 5th! Here's a set of free plans. It's called a Rocky Mountain Dulcimer, a cardboard topped 3-stringed instrument. Sounds great! …

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Added by Kiko Denzer on December 10, 2013 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

My First CgB Guit

I used the info from this page to build this 3 string. It sounds bluesy and raunchy and I like it like that! Thanks for the help.

Added by Oak OConnor on December 10, 2013 at 3:01am — 6 Comments

***SHANE SPEAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE***

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on December 9, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

double string diddle-bow

Just an idea , has anyone tried a double string diddle-bow, as in say, 2 "A" strings in the same tuning?

Added by martin baker on December 6, 2013 at 5:16am — 7 Comments

Help bring Shane Speal to your local 2014 Music/Art festival!!!

I'm booking 2014 festivals for PA, NY, NJ, MD, DE and VA areas.  Want to see cigar box guitars at your local music/art festival?  Email me the fest link at shanespeal@yahoo.com and I'll apply.  Any and all fests considered! 

-shane

Here's the info I'm sending out.  Feel free to copy/send to your local fests as well:

I would like to submit Shane Speal's Snake Oil Jug Band for consideration in the 2014 ___________ Festival.  The act is quite…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on December 3, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

Cigarbox Santa Festive Special

Thanks for a great Cigarbox Don CD Launch, the good news is Don has had a word with his pal Cigarbox Santa, he makes Cigar Box Guitars to (and other toys) and is gonna drop by his wee hoose for a wee hoose concert for all the wee ones (and big ones) join us please



If you don't already have a ticket, you can grab one…

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Added by The Slim Panatellas on December 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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