Shane Speal just finished a cigar box guitar with an Open E tuning (E B E Ab) and he’s getting some great ideas with the sound. Watch this the whole way through for interesting tidbits, building ideas and even a bit of playing lessons, too…
Attitude is everything…even if it means beating the heck out of your guitar to get those sounds. Shane Speal is known for his violent approach to playing. He’s even wearing a hole in his main cigar box guitar.
Shane Speal shows off a nearly-dead parlour guitar and demonstrates how you can get new life from it with strings, tunings and slide choice. Thank you to our sponsor, www.CBGitty.com. For more info on Shane, check out www.ShaneSpeal.com
Ben Gitty discusses guitar strings, gauges and tension… the detailed stuff that will make your cigar box guitar sound better once you know what’s going on. Enjoy!
Rod Goelz teaches kids how to play music based on a theory called “BoomPop,” a style that mixes improv jamming with simplified instruments. In this edition of Cigar Box Nation TV, he gets into the finer details of inspiring children. There’s cigar box guitars, diddley bows and a whole lotta funk goin’ on…
In today’s Cigar Box Nation TV episode, Glenn and Farley take the fear out of soldering. They also discuss their new collaborative cigar box guitar, the Acoustic Pro.
Shane Speal shows some of his tips and techniques for cleaning an old guitar. He uses a very dirty Teisco Del Rey E-100 guitar from the 1960’s in the demonstration.
Here’s a unique walking bass line as heard in the Shane Speal song, “Willie Knows.”
How long does a cigar box guitar last? The answer is a lifetime. Shane delivers a sermon about when inspiration hit as he was songwriting.
Wanna hear some exclusive demos of Shane Speal’s next album? He gave a glimpse of the jazzy blues project in the works with three songs, “House of Rust,” “They Call Me the King” and “Red Train Blue Train.” What do you think? Post your comments below!
Glenn and Farley jamm out and talk about the reward of learning to play your cigar box guitar. There’s also a surprise at the end with Gitty showing off his latest antique store score!
TJ Wheeler showed up to the C. B. Gitty Mill Stage in New Hampshire and ripped through an hour of incredible acoustic blues on cigar box guitar, 7 string acoustic and even a one-string diddley bow. Included is a brand new song recently written by Wheeler.