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The Cigar Box Guitar Movement Turns 25 Today

Twenty Five Years Ago...

July 4,…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on July 3, 2018 at 9:35pm — 4 Comments

New Guitar Slide: The Preacher - for sale at Shane Speal's StubbySlide.com



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Shane Speal's upcoming book - see the cover. Plus cigar box guitars, concerts and more...

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on May 19, 2018 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

VIDEO: Gear Review of My New WESSEH Tribute Guitar by Swamp Witch

Swamp Witch Guitars built me this tribute to my friend, Wesseh Freeman.  I review the guitar and tune it to "Wesseh Tuning."

Swamp Witch used actual photos of Wesseh's oil can guitar to create the…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Hear a Guitar Made from a 100 Year Old Box

Ever wonder what an authentic Turn-of-the-Century cigar box guitar sounded like?  Me too... so I built some!  (Scroll down for the video.)…



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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on February 23, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

3 Lessons for the Blues, Slide Guitar & Cigar Box Guitar Building

Three brand new lessons for playing the Blues, tasteful slide guitar & getting the best tones from your cigar box guitars.

NEW TODAY:  Quick Blues Lick of the Week:  The T-Shape Riff   A seriously badass…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on November 15, 2017 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

LET'S GET DRUNK!!!

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on October 7, 2017 at 2:12pm — 7 Comments

Shane Speal concerts + a new .50 caliber guitar slide

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on October 4, 2017 at 8:22am — No Comments

The new StubbySlide.com - strange "curiosities" for Cigar Box Guitarists

It's time to get weird.

Tonight, I've re-launched www.StubbySlide.com, my online catalog of…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on September 22, 2017 at 12:41am — No Comments

"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

CONTEST: Shane Speal "Old Wood" lap steel giveaway

Shane Speal is giving away this "Shabby Chic" 4-string Lap Steel to one subscriber of his newsletter. The winner will be drawn January 13th, 2017. Enter now so you're eligible!

How to enter: Simply go to the home page at…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on January 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Cigar Box Nation News - Harp Cigar Box Guitars, Rolling Stones tribute, Stupid FX tricks

We've got free plans, cool videos and more in this week's newsletter.…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on September 20, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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

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

Remember "Blind, Gas-Can-Guitar Guy" from Africa? Let's Help Him Out.

Do you remember, Wesseh Freeman, the "blind gas can guitar guy?" He was the viral sensation that was filmed singing on the streets in Liberia, Africa.  Here's that original video:

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on July 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

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