3-String Cigar Box Guitar Tunings

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.

Tunings discussed:

  • 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)

The World’s Most Dangerous Cigar Box Guitar?

1Could 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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Rolling Stones Inspired Cake Pan Guitar

1Andy 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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