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COOL VIDEO: He Saved All His Wood Scraps for a Striped Guitar Neck!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Mar 7. 4 Replies

What happens when you spend all day cutting 1/8" thick wood on a CNC laser cutter?  Apparently, C. B. Gitty's Jason Munoz gets inspired to recycle the wood scraps into cigar box guitar necks!Check…Continue

Tags: banjo, salvaged, handmade, weird, gittar

VIDEO LESSON: Rhythmic Playing on Cigar Box Guitar (The secret of the scratches!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bjorn Damsgaard Mar 9. 3 Replies

There's a secret behind Shane Speal's mangled instrumentsIn this video lesson, Cigar Box Nation founder,…Continue

VIDEO: Samantha Fish's "Chills & Fever!" What do you think?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 13. 10 Replies

She's the favorite darling of cigar box guitar fans worldwide.  Now Samantha Fish is back with a sexy new video, "Chills & Fever," the…Continue

Tags: blues, video, diva, cigarbox, records

Samantha Fish Debuts New Cigar Box Guitar Song, "Crow Jane"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barnett J Langford Mar 12. 3 Replies

Samantha Fish is coming back with a new album, and she's brought her cigar box guitar to the recording sessions!  The Kansas City blues diva…Continue

 

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John Hicks commented on Nation News's blog post Shane Speal's Top 10 Beliefs in Homemade Music
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Jim Morris commented on Nation News's blog post Shane Speal's Top 10 Beliefs in Homemade Music
"I'm with you on almost all of these. Some of the best concerts I've ever attended never used anything as a prop. But I certainly enjoy your visual shows and your use of a prop/drop CBG. I'm 100% with you on #10 and I often play actual…"
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Matthew Borczon commented on Nation News's blog post Shane Speal's Top 10 Beliefs in Homemade Music
"1. I believe 3 strings can teach you what you can leave out of a song 2. I believe that simplicity is the essence of good design, both in building and in playing 3. I believe the same energy that builds a CBG builds friendships and families 4.I…"
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Ron "Oily" Sprague commented on Nation News's blog post Shane Speal's Top 10 Beliefs in Homemade Music
"I like your beliefs, but might add a few more: 1) "I believe I'll have another" is only a good idea AFTER the gig, and before you reach 4. 2) I believe fewer notes are better. It is impressive to shred, but should serve the song. 3)…"
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Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Nation News's discussion COOL VIDEO: He Saved All His Wood Scraps for a Striped Guitar Neck!
"Just had a thought, Jason. Next one you decide to do, use the dark pieces to mark where your frets are on the back side of the neck! Or alternatively, use wider dark pieces to mark the spaces between frets, and the light ones to represent fret…"
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