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BEN PRESTAGE'S ROCKS SON HOUSE'S "PREACHIN' THE BLUES" ON DOUBLE-NECK CBG

Florida one man powerhouse, Ben Prestage has a completely unique style, infusing chicken picking with hyperspeed slide guitar.

In this video, he performs with his trusty double-neck Lowebow, a cigar box guitar that features one bass string and three guitar strings, each fed to separate amplifiers.

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THESE TABAK BOXES MAKE GREAT DOUBLE NECK GUITARS (WITH DEMO VIDEO)

There's something special about the big, boomy Tabak Especial Toro cigar boxes.  Not only are they sturdy wooden boxes, but they have such a large face, that I was inspired to turn a bunch of them into double neck cigar box guitars.

The process was just as easy as making a conventional neck--through cigar box guitar.  The only change was that I notched...
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CIGAR BOX NATION FACEBOOK FEATURE: THE GREAT DOUBLE-NECK BUILD-OFF

CigarBoxNation.com held a double neck build-off in 2010.  We're taking a look back at all the incredible entries over at our Facebook page. 

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Be inspired.

Build something awesome this week!

ELMAR ZEILHOFER'S ELECTRIC HARP-CIGAR BOX GUITAR

Elmar Zeilhofer is one of the most radical inventors of the Cigar Box Guitar Movement. 

In this video, Bluesman Chris Fillmore tests a harp cigar box guitar built by Zeilhofer.

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VIDEO LESSON:  HOW TO PLAY CREAM'S "SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE" ON 3-STRING SLIDE

It's one of the greatest riffs in rock n' roll... and Nigel McTrustry shows you how to play it on a slide 3-string cigar box guitar. Tuning is DAd…

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THE MAILBOX DOBRO - HOW I BUILT MINE (STEP BY STEP PICTURES + DEMO VIDEO)

A look inside the Mailbox Guitar reveals an extremely simple bracing system made from scrap poplar.  The wood was leftover from some cigar box guitars I was building and served as the perfect primitive material.

Here's a rundown of the bracing system:

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GEAR REVIEW: WE TEST OUT THE GITTY 4-POLE / PRE-WIRED PICKUP (INCL. VIDEO)

 I'm an electronics idiot.  I liked the fact that it already had volume and tone pots in the circuit because I knew it would increase the selling price of the guitar when I was finished.  In other words, more options for the player = a higher retail price.

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