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Cigar Box Guitar Music - Old time Blues

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

--------------- It's finally out, a new download of all cigar box guitar music!

This is an album of old time amped up Twangy Blues and Slide cigar box guitar music.

If you enjoy listening to slide and 3 string guitar recorded in Lo-Fidelity, this album is all cigar box guitar music with NO regular guitars. 

It is also…

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Homemade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

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Hi, I just wanted to post new Cigar Box Pickup designs for January 2019.

If you build or sell cigar box guitars these will give our instrument and authentic look plus add value to your guitars.  Here are the new 2019 models

email me or visit …

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RED ALERT>>> Cigar Box History NEWS

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Hey guys Check this out, It's a 1920's Red Top Grease Can Banjo

Look at the details on this really cool instrument, this is homemade twang!

There is even grafite pencil marks to mark out the frets on the neck, the builder even had to modify the markings afterwards.

This is so cool, this is a great piece of history! If you would like to…

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Cigar Box Guitar Quote of the day

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 3:00am 2 Comments

Bill Coliins said this, I thought paraphrased it would be a great write up for inspiration to post over here.

"There's a certain rawness to a homemade cigar box guitar. It's a sound that has grit. There is an unrefined quality that you don't find in guitars being made in a factory. Cigar Box Guitars have a ruff, dry attack and an unruliness to them. 

A lot of cigar box guitar builders today try to fix and correct the nuances of a homemade guitar, and there is definitely…

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Old Time Blues on Cigar Box Guitars

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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Do you like Cigar Box Guitar music?

I have downloads and you can listen to vintage and authentic slide and blues guitar played only on 3 and 4 string cigar box guitar,

Check out the music at the website https://www.reddogguitars.com/ I will also be putting a new…

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