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How to Get Your Own Music on Spotify

More and more people are using streaming services like Spotify and iTunes instead of radio or CDs.  I've been asked by many people how I g…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

2 Feb 21
Reply by Southern Ray

Six Guitars That Break All the Rules: Bart Hopkin's "Guitar-Like Things"

Bart Hopkin is one of the greatest modern minds of musical instrument design.  His writings & recordings, especially his seminal Exper…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

3 Jan 18
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Easy DIY Cigar Box Guitar Stand by Eric Denton

Builder & musician, Eric Denton has invented a simple cigar box guitar stand using another cigar box and a dowel rod (or old drum sti…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

6 Aug 1, 2023
Reply by Kim Mosier

Build this Wooden Kick Drum Pedal

The early kick drums were made from wood. Back in the day big band sounds were really popular and room for 4 or 5 drummers was not possibl…

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PDF DOWNLOAD: How to Build a Hurdy Gurdy

"Build a Hurdy Gurdy" by Bart Brush from Mugwumps Magazine, March 1974   A note from Shane:  In researching various obscure musical instr…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

11 Dec 10, 2022
Reply by Thomas G Fruge

The Cigar Box SITAR Experiment - by Shane Speal

I've always been fascinated with the sitar.  The buzzing, droning and string bending sounds are unlike anything out there.  If the Beatles…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

4 Nov 17, 2022
Reply by Mark Miller

Build This DIY Guitar Fuzz Pedal in 10 Minutes - VIDEO

If you've never ventured into electronics, but always wanted to make your own guitar pedal, then this video is for you.  The guys at DIYgu…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

38 Jul 17, 2022
Reply by Robert Bruner

Build a Les Claypool Whamola!

Les Claypool's one-string Whamola is the mutated and high voltage bastard-son of the washtub bass.  Using a lever tuning/playing system, th…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

11 Jun 14, 2022
Reply by Cindy J

How to Build a Mailbox Dobro

This article is an excerpt from Shane Speal's book, Making Poor Man's Guitars.  Get your autographed copy at stubbyslide.com INTRO This g…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

3 Jun 13, 2022
Reply by Cindy J

Build This Simple Cigar Box Uke for Under $20!

These cigar box ukulele plans by Shelley Rickey of the Mourning Glories offer some of the easiest methods for constructing your own playabl…

Started by Cigar Box Nation

9 Mar 31, 2022
Reply by Wanhavihtahousu

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