Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern


Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern

Get updates on The Cigar Box Guitar Museum at Speal's Tavern, the world's first permanent museum collection of Cigar Box Guitars.  Speal's Tavern is located near Pittsburgh in the town of New Alexandria, PA. 

Speal's features live blues every Friday and Saturday and an open stage on Thursdays.  Under 21 are permitted before 10:30pm.

Location: New Alexandria, PA
Members: 90
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2021

See the photo tour!

We just completed a total overhaul of the museum.  We added instruments, history and more.  See the photo set here:

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The " ultimate" cigar box (modern and old) to get a grat sounding cbg.

Started by Tor Börve. Last reply by Tor Börve Jun 29, 2012. 4 Replies

 Hi ! I would really like to know what cigar box brands I should try to get my hands on to get a good cbg,so I wonder what boxes are the "most prefered" among the modern boxes and also among older…Continue

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Comment by Ukulele Ray on September 27, 2015 at 6:59pm

Introducing myself to this group, sharing my museum with your museum! Would love to come see yours in-person someday. Peace & Love!

Comment by Ricardo Cota do Alamo on July 8, 2012 at 11:45pm

The ukulele is an instrument that has been present since the beginning of the Blues ...
Commonly Ukuleles come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, baritone.
There are also many Ukuleles made of CIGAR BOX and CANS or TINS ... Join, invite and add friends ...

Comment by Hillbilly Hobo on May 24, 2012 at 10:23pm

thanks shane i enjoy your teaching videos learning something daily

Comment by Cpt. Nemoff on February 22, 2012 at 3:30pm

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on February 18, 2012 at 2:59am

Is there a "Speal's Tavern" sticker available yet? there is vacant space on my drum waiting for one..! (-;

Comment by Jason Sager on February 17, 2012 at 11:35am

Hello All,

I found this site and had my interest sparked in CBGs by the thread on  Big thanks to whoever it was who submitted the info about the CBG Museum.  Cool stuff!


Comment by Gary N. on February 15, 2012 at 3:06pm

I'll be there one day. Never say die!!

Comment by Cigar Box Nation on February 14, 2012 at 6:30pm
Comment by James Beard on February 14, 2012 at 9:48am

It's an honor to have one of my CBG's in the Museum.

Comment by Cigar Box Nation on February 14, 2012 at 8:39am

To be added to the Cigar Box Guitar Museum this weekend:  a beautiful James Beard Perdomo 3-string.  THANKS, JAMES!!!


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