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At 6:02am on July 23, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;


At 4:42pm on January 12, 2014, Mr.melo said…
At 2:42pm on January 9, 2014, Mr.melo said…
At 1:41pm on July 20, 2013, Mr.melo said…

Check out the latest Melodeeman tin guitar box :)

At 7:55pm on July 12, 2013, Kenneth Wilson Hale said…

Yeah, That would work, especially the 2nd one. Thanks, Buddy,   Ken

At 2:50pm on July 12, 2013, Mr.melo said…

awesome..cheers bro:)

At 7:37pm on July 11, 2013, Kenneth Wilson Hale said…

Thanks, buddy, for the good words. Do you know what is the best way to capo

a thick neck cigar box guitar? Maybe I'll have to build a capo that will work/

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Ken Hale

At 10:06pm on July 9, 2013, Kenneth Wilson Hale said…

Thanks a bunch, John, I did not get to rehearse or soundcheck, that was just

a raw jam with my brother in law's camera work- I don't even own a video camera.

Well, I can see that you have a great site to explore with some great music yourself.

I'll have to spend some time exploring! Ken Hale

At 12:32pm on July 8, 2013, BUGGY (C) said…


That below should be like furniture... you bring it!... John will make it into CBG's ... 

At 12:31pm on July 8, 2013, BUGGY (C) said…

At 10:44am on October 5, 2012, Howling Dick said…

Thanks John

Food for thought. Think Im gonna borrow a couple of my sons pedals to see if I can get the sound I want. He has a Fender 63 reverb pedal which may be the right thing. 


At 9:47am on October 5, 2012, Howling Dick said…

Well John, ya wouldn't want to be standin' at those crossroads in rush hour man!!!!

Unfortunately I missed Boxstock but I want to go to the next UK festiavl. We had a small gig with tintone army and aboycalledstu in London recently which was fun - Ill let you know the next one.

Checked out that amp youve got and seems like a lot of amp for £99. Im looking for something to mike up - at the moment Im going straight into laptop. I have a small fender champion 600 with a valve pre amp which has a really nice sound for a regular gittar but no effects. Are you happy with yours? - would you recommend or go for a multi effects pedal?(which I've never been keen on).

At 4:22pm on October 4, 2012, Howling Dick said…

Northamptonshire Delta. And yourself?

At 9:37am on October 2, 2012, Phil Aspill said…

Hi John - thanks for kind comment - I can't play any good that's why it was a short vid, if I get any better I will put up a longer one - Best, Phil.

At 4:19am on September 13, 2012, Darren "Deadman" Manion said…

Hi John

about the boxes pictured. I'm across in North Norfolk, so in the UK. I've literally just collected them from the auction yesterday so haven't really gone through them fully.
I have a show to get out of the way this weekend (we deal in vintage eyewear) so once that's over and done with I'll have time to go through them and takes some photo's and measurements etc.
What I can do is send you some pictures of the boxes across as I do so if you email me at . Also let me know what sizes are best for you.
There are a lot of boxes. I'll be keeping some but the rest will be up for grabs (we need the room :oD )
All the best
At 2:43pm on August 7, 2012, Nancy kat said…

Glad your ok John-sounds like a fun BBQ- hope u have a great time! meow^^

At 8:31pm on June 24, 2012, Letha Allen said…

Hi John,

Just wanted to thank you for the nice compliments. Sorry it took me so long, but I have been away a while. You have a very distinctive voice, and I enjoy listening to you.

Have a great night

At 9:19am on June 3, 2012, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…


Long time no hear from! How you been? Thanks for the comments on Boneyard Strut. I find that if I sit down for a 2-3 nights in the quiet hour after everyone's gone to bed, just plinking away, things like this begin to appear under my fingers. I haven't been so musically creative since I took up the guitar at age 17! And lyrics seem to sprout out of nowhere when I get on CBN and see some vids or hear other people's tunes. Working on getting the Townes Van Zandt CBG tribute album in the can, and continually writing lyrics, song snippets and full songs for my debut album, which I'm scheduling for year-end. Got another one in the works that sounds vaguely CCR / John Fogerty-ish. Will be traveling to Poland and the US later this summer for Little League  baseball, as my 12-year-old son made the All Star Travel Team; wish we could stop off in England, catch a blues festival, and pay you a visit. One day.

At 1:54pm on May 28, 2012, Tor Börve said…

 Thank you for adding me! I´m honoured!

At 6:11pm on May 22, 2012, Hippy Chip said…

Thanks John, that gitty actually belongs to his sister's husband, he was there for a visit, and seemed to enjoy playing it---I think I need to build him something even crazier---he's getting pretty good!!

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