CIGAR BOX NATION NEWS - Build a Gourd Banjo (free plans), Queens of the Stone Age plays CBGs, Bizarre Guitar Pickups and more

Cigar Box Nation has a new look!  We've added feature stories to the front page of the website.  Check it out...

It is part of our goal to add a "news magazine" aspect to what Cigar Box Nation is. It will remain what it has always been (a community of enthusiasts chatting, sharing photos, vids, blogs, advice, forum posts, etc) with this additional facet of being the go-to place for the latest news and info related to homemade/handmade instruments.

Get ready for some great homemade instrument features...

-Ben & Shane

The Scorpion by Habanera Hal.
Hal says: Just finished my latest CBG. This is a solid body (filled with mahogany - incredible sustain) 4 stringer tuned GDGB. The neck is hard maple finished in black lacquer with a real ebony fretboard, fully bound with red purfling and ebony binding. Scale is 24 3/4." Single coil pickup with concealed poles. The V & T knobs will be changed out after I make ones with a pewter scorpion inlay.

Alain Johannes: Queens of the Stone Age sideman is a master of Cigar Box Guitar  >>Read more...

The Bizarre Guitar Pickup Encyclopedia

So many Cigar Box Guitar builders have an affinity for cheap, trashy guitar tones.  The snarling sounds of a Teisco Del Rey gold foil pickup, Domino Californian chrome or even the almighty Danelectro lipstick tube.   >>Read more...

CONTEST - What are your greatest Piezo Secrets? Win a $50 gift certificate from C. B. Gitty.  >>Read more...

Video Lessons: Famous Blues Licks and Turnarounds for Cigar Box Gui...

If you have ever wanted to learn how to easily play some of the most famous and recognizable blues riffs and turnarounds on your cigar box guitar, this video series is for you! Shane Speal sits down with his video camera and a 3-string cigar box guitar (tuned to Open G GDG), and walks you  >>Read more...

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