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Adding in your own spin on a well-recognized Blues riff can certainly help take your Cigar Box Guitars to a new level and may even present more compelling evidence that whomever is hearing it NEEDS that cigar box guitar in their life.
Shane Speal presents a series of 5 how-to play videos designed to teach you some of the most common blues riffs for your Open G (GDG) Cigar Box Guitar.
Cigar Box Guitars are very versatile instruments and can be utilized to play a wide variety of music styles. Below you will find a link to a tab for one of 2013’s smash hits, “Royals” from New Zealand artist Lorde.
This truly showcases the incredible adaptability of these magnificent instruments.
The process of fretting has long been somewhat of an intimidating prospect. Recently the topic has gained a lot more attention and fretted Cigar Box Guitars are being created in workshops all around the world.
This article by Ben “Gitty” Baker shares some of the basics concepts of fretting and presents some compelling points on what fretting can do for your instruments.