Shane Speal is known for using a 3/4″ socket as a slide. This video shows the secret of using the square fitting at the top as an intonation pointer, thus getting a more in-tune sound.
Shane Speal shows his fingerpicking technique for 3-string Cigar Box Guitar.
Shane Speal shows various ways to retune a 3-string cigar box guitar.
The guitar is strung with A,D,G strings and tuned to GDG to start.
- G7, the Jazz Tuning – G,D,F (low to high)
- G6, Hawaiian Tuning – G,D,E (low to high)
- G add Gb, the New Agey tuning – G,D,Gb (low to high)
- Dirty D – D,D,A (low to high)
Shane Speal shows how a simple choice of guitar slides can affect your playing. He uses a stubby, short slide. In this video, he uses a custom blown-glass guitar slide. In concert, you’re more likely to find him just using a simple 3/4″ socket on his finger.
Shane Speal shows how he performs many of his leads on a single string. This technique has been used by Blind Willie Johnson, Dick Dale, sitar players and many others. It’s also a great way to get sounds out of a cigar box guitar!
Does your electric cigar box guitar have a volume knob? Use this trick to make your guitar sound like a flute or steel guitar. Demonstrated by Shane Speal.
Shane Speal shows his partial slide technique which allows certain strings to ring open while others played with a slide.
Because the world is demanding a new duck-inspired cigar box guitar song, right?
We continue the Hot Licks Cigar Box Guitar Series with this second installment. Grab your 3-string cigar box guitar, a slide and a VERY LOUD AMP!
Could this be the world’s most dangerous cigar box guitar? Cigar Box Nation member, Jim In Tuscon created this beast with a bayonette headstock, machine gun body and three strings of sonic destruction. “Ready for the upcoming political season?” he replied.
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Grab your 3-string cigar box guitar and plug it into a loud amp. Shane’s gonna show you how to shred.
Andy Warhol originally did the album cover for the Rolling Stones’ album, Some Girls. Now Cigar Box Nation member, Kevin Perlic has turned the pop art into a wild instrument featuring a cake pan and cigar box guitar neck/bridge (is that a C. B. Gitty Pure & Simple kit?).
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