Freakish Guitar/Drum hybrid, PA CBG Fest filmed & online, One Hand Dan - Cigar Box Nation News

Have you been over to Cigar Box Nation's Facebook page?  This week, we had a full-on "Piezo Day" with videos and how-tos.  There were follow ups to the Pennsylvania and Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Fests (photos and videos), featured instruments of the day and more.

Here's just a passing glimpse of what you've missed.  Make sure to "like" the Cigar Box Nation page.  It's the internet's only daily homemade instrument magazine!

GUITAR/DRUM FREAK PATENT! John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful discovered this patent and mailed it to Shane Speal several years ago. It shows a rectangle guitar that has a drum-type head as the soundboard. A drum foot pedal is connected to the guitar to add thump to the strum.

Sebastian added the note, "Where is it now that we NEED it?"

In the Facebook discussion, several builders were intrigued and started talking about actually building this contraption.  

Viral Video:  Shane Speal shoots a 48-second vid after building a cigar box guitar and it skyrockets to 150,000 hits in 2 days.  See the video.
PA CBG Fest filmed and uploaded to Youtube.  WATCH IT ALL...SKIP TO YOUR FAVORITE PARTS!  None of us expected the PA Cigar Box Guitar Fest to be streamed online LIVE as it happened, but the cameras were there...and they were rolling!  Fortunately, they have preserved the entire 8+ hour festival on Youtube for you to watch in glorious multi-camera action.
Watch the entire event!
NEW CIGAR BOX GUITAR ALBUM - ONE HAND DAN "SELF-MEDICATION"  BUY DOWNLOAD
Also available:  April Mae & the June Bugs (autographed CDs!), John Nickel, Johnny Lowebow and Shane Speal.  See all cigar box guitar albums
SWEATY PANTS MCGEE 3-string cigar box guitar lesson: Learn a simple riff for your cigar box guitar and make it your own.  Watch it here.

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