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How to Make a Tea Chest Bass - The Ultimate Guide

Build the great Skiffle Era bass.  Li'l Chuck The One Man Skiffle Machine talk you through the construction of your tea chest bass

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The Diddley-Board: Two String Washboard Bass

This old washboard's got a new life as a guitar! Just two fat strings and a whole lotta thunderous bass, seems like a perfect instrument for Geezer Butler, haha! I often play my diddley-bow CBG's on my gigs and now I can add some bass to that single string blues!!

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Best Of Cigar Box Nation Memes!

The best of Cigar Box Nation's hilarious memes, pics and crazy guitar captions.  Originally seen on our Facebook page, now hosted here. 

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Other Cigar Box Creations - Toys and More

So what else do you create with empty cigar boxes.  See birdhouses, Apothecary shelves and toys.  Post pics of your own creations. 

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FREE LESSON - "Twist and Shout" by the Beatles on 3-string Cigar Box Guitar

Master cigar box guitar teacher, Keni Lee Burgess offers a great free lesson on a Beatles classic. 

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Tennis Racquet Ukulele

Dennis Hulbert returns with another radical ukulele.  Built from a tennis racquet, this axe looks and sounds great!

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Also featured this week:

This Saturday: The New Jersey Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival - Nov 21 at 7pm at the Record Collector.  Featuring April Mae and the June Bugs, Killing Aunt Grace and Hugh Pool.

VIDEO - How to Mount a Thick Pickup on a Cigar Box Guitar - Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal shows how to reinforce the neck when using regular guitar pickups.

VIDEO - How to Install a Piezo Rod & Pre-Amp in a Cigar Box Guitar - Give your cigar box guitar a more professional live sound with this simple piezo and pickup.

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