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.
Shane finishes his Diddley Bow series by encouraging you to develop your ear. Check it out!
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.
Shane Speal continues his diddley bow lesson with a one-string take on Muddy Waters’ “I’m a Man” riff.
Shane Speal dials in some otherworldly scales and sounds in this cigar box guitar improv. The guitar is tuned in open A (AEA) and is run through quite a few effects. Enjoy!
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/
Stay weird. Build weird guitars. Dream up fantastic inventions! Here’s Shane’s freakish baritone 3-string cigar box guitar.