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VIDEO:  What if The Good, The Bad & The Ugly was played on a cigar box guitar...
Shredder, music teacher and cigar box guitar enthusiast, Jerome Graille returns with another mindblower!  This time, he uses his three string to tackle "Ecstacy of Gold," Ennio Morricone's classic soundtrack song from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
>>>See the Video...

Featured Instrument:  King Edward & dowel rods!
Sometimes you find a cigar box that's so cool, yet so small.  Cigar Box Nation member, Shawn says, "A friend bet me a six pack that the box was too small."  He adds, "I won."  Shawn found a way to extend the box's surface area by adding dowel rod wings that match the double dowel neck.
 
In doing so, he has started a discussion about what to do with small boxes in the comments section.  Cigar Box Nation power member, The Anonymous Pick responded with a photo of a double mini box guitar!  
 

Do you have a crazy creation using tiny boxes?  click the pictures above to join in the discussion!

VIDEO: Ever wondered what an actual cigar box fiddle and cigar box banjo sounded like in a jam?
Cigar Box Nation power member, Jim Morris recently uploaded a video of himself jamming a cigar box banjo alongside a cigar box fiddle at a mountain jam.  The sound will astound you!  This video shows that cigar box instruments are more than novelties.  They're great sounding machines!
 

TWO EVENTS:  Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Fest & Dover NH Mini Maker Faire next week!
The 8th annual @Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival returns on August 25 & 26 at the The York Emporium in York PA. It is sponsored by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply. Get there Friday Aug. 25 for the cigar box guitar jam session!
Also on August 26: The Dover NH Mini Maker Faire - (The crew from C. B. Gitty will be a part of this incredible event.)
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is hosting the fifth annual Dover Mini Maker Faire in Dover, NH on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Last year's event -- the only Maker Faire in New Hampshire -- featured more than 60 makers and attracted over 1,600 attendees.

Folk Outsider, 3-String Stephen LIVE at Gitty's
Over 2000 people have watched this live concert in the last few days!
"3-String" Stephen Cohen joined us live on the Gitty Juke Stage. Stephen is a visual artist in addition to being a performing artist, and has a very distinctive style.  It's poetry, avant garde, wyrd folk and more.  Enjoy!     >>>Three String Steven Concert VIDEO

In case you missed it... the Gitty Guys Show
Farley and Glenn take over for Episode #5!  Get wiring tips for piezos, see the newest canjo book, see a Shane Speal lesson on getting flute and steel guitar sounds from your 3-string cigar box guitar and more.
>>Watch The Gitty Guys Show, episode #5 (video)

CBGitty Masterwork Collection presents "The Hellhound"
A screaming blues machine that looks like it's been dragged back and forth through Purgatory for several dive bar tours.
 
The signature model of Thunderburke Cigar Box Guitars in Whitakers, North Carolina, each guitar is hand painted and distressed to a gorgeous relic finish. It has a hand-cut classic F sound-hole, and is outfitted with an internal "Ed Stilley" spring that increases the natural reverb of the instrument. It sports a magnetic single-coil pickup with volume control grant this acoustic powerhouse additional bite, allowing the full range of it's throaty growl to be heard.
 

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