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Shane Speal examines the art of scarcity… reducing the number of notes played in a song for maximum impact. In this video, he uses his 3-string slide cigar box guitar to show how less notes equals more power.
Cigar Box Nation TV takes a tour through the www.CBGitty.com workshop at the height of Black Friday/Cyber Monday preparation! Cigar box guitars are on the bench and instrument kits are being produced via laser CNC machine. Interviews with Farley, Glenn, Nick and Jason, too.
Shane Speal continues his Diddley Bow lesson series by showing the riffs from his song, 16 Miles to Saltsburg. Originally played on a 2×4 diddley bow, Speal uses a one string cigar box guitar for this video lesson.
Ben’s ready to mosey into the sunset with a few cowboy songs performed on his cigar box guitar and the Gittylele Kit. Also, Daniel Hulbert of Circuits & Strings gives a full building demo of the Gittylele.
Shane Speal approaches the diddley bow with a very instinctual approach. He’s all about using his ears to find the notes. In this lesson, he shows the importance of the Magic Note on his one-string cigar box guitar.
German avant-garde composer, Hans Reichel created the Daxophone using hardwoods, contact mics and a violin bow for some otherworldly sounds. Shane Speal recreates the concept using a few simple objects including a yardstick, wood clamps and a clip on pickup.
Shane Speal doesn’t just build one cigar box guitar at a time. He makes entire batches of instruments…usually 6 or 12 at a time! In this video, he talks about how it increases quality and even saves money.
Mentioned in this article: Shane Speal’s Essential List of Bulk Guitar Parts: https://www.cbgitty.com/news/shane-speals-essential-list-of-bulk-parts-maximize-your-cigar-box-guitar-production/