Twenty Five Years Ago...

July 4, 1993.  Saltsburg, PA.  As I ripped the hunk of barn wood across my father's table saw, I was unknowingly witnessing the rebirth of a lost and forgotten instrument.

Nobody builds a cigar box guitar because they want to play nice things...

On July 4, 1993, I built my very first cigar box guitar. This photo is of the actual guitar.  It was built from a plank of wood from my father’s barn, a cardboard Swisher Sweets box, three guitar tuners from a broken guitar, and three used guitar strings. 

This is where it all started for me.

The guitar still plays.  I posted a link to a video demo below.

Happy 4th of July, everyone.  

Stay primal,

ps.  The book is done.  It has gone to print.  Look for it on shelves and autographed copies on my website in October 2018.

Cobalt Blue Stubby Slides are back... 

I just finished cutting and polishing two dozen new Cobalt Blue Stubby Slides and listed them.  Get 'em while they're in stock.  It may be a while until I get the time to make more.

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Comment by Silent Jim on July 4, 2018 at 2:44am

You've made a mighty ripple in the space/time continuum Shane. Like this space I'm writing in here for example. And the way I hammer-on 2nd and 3rd frets. And the Speal guitar that is leaning against my fireplace right now on the Oregon Coast.

You're a good man, McGee. Happy 25!

Comment by the anonymous pick on July 4, 2018 at 1:08am

happy b -day

Comment by Lonman on July 4, 2018 at 12:17am

Congrats to you. Thank you and many others who have followed in sharing their wealth of info and appreciation for the CBG.

Comment by Korrigan on July 3, 2018 at 10:59pm

Happy Birthday!   : )

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