Everything Cigar Box Guitar – How to Build, How to Play, News & More


Insane one-string guitar made from a 2×4

Known as the diddley bow, the one-string guitar is the oldest of the blues instruments.  Bluesmen such as Robert Johnson, Albert King and many others have started out on these primitive instruments.  However, this example is an over-the-top electrified version.

Built and played by Shane Speal, the guitar is backed by a drum beat.  Speal performs licks by Jimi Hendrix, Dick Dale, Ted Nugent and others in this wild performance.