Here’s the latest free tablature from Ben Gitty: Okie From Muskogee by Merle Haggard. Click the image below to download the printable PDF document!
This classic song by one of the greatest Country singer/songwriters has just been added to our tablature library for FREE download. This two-page tab includes lyrics, 3-string tablature and chords. Click the image above to download the printable PDF document.
We just added this great old country gospel song to our knowledgebase. Ben Gitty tabbed it out for 3-string Open G GDG cigar box guitars – click the image below to check it out!
The third entry in our series of foundational How-To articles by Ben “Gitty” Baker is now available!
This article covers how and why to use hard-tail bridges on your electric cigar box guitars. Ben covers the different styles available, how to properly mount them and the benefits of using them.
Be sure to check out the line of 3, 4 and 6-string hard-tail bridges available on CBGitty.com!
Here’s another new how-to article by Ben “Gitty” Baker: how and why to use strap buttons on your cigar box guitar! Strap buttons (along with a guitar strap) are a great addition that help an instrument appeal to performing musicians. If you aren’t using them, read this article to find out why you should!
To pick up some quality strap buttons on the cheap, head over to C. B. Gitty and check out their selection!
Ben covers some of the different styles and varieties, as well as how to mount them correctly. This is one of our “foundation” series of articles that cover some of the basic building blocks of cigar box guitar building, and we hope that it helps you in your own building!
For great deals on sealed-gear tuners, be sure to check out the selection over at CBGitty.com!
In this episode of Cigar Box Nation TV (originally aired 8/19/2016), Shane Speal shows off some of his collection of weird and interesting musical instruments!
In this Cigar Box Nation TV episode (originally broadcast August 18, 2016) Glenn Watt and Ben Gitty talk about the importance (and value) of failure as a necessary part of the journey towards success, and Farley shows off some of her favorite failures (successes-to-be).
Cigar Box Nation TV – The BOWING Episode!In this episode of Cigar Box Nation TV, Ben Gitty attacks pretty much everything he can find with violin bows… from a dulcimer (it’s still Dulcimer Week here on CBN TV!) to a one-string Vaudeville fiddle, a one-string gutbucket bass to a banjo… and then it gets weird: metal trash can lid, steel dust pan, and even a 21″ brass cymbal!
Other highlights include a cover of A. J. Gaither’s song “Last Free Exit” (complete with kazoo solo), a replay of Shane and Ben discovering the HORSE FIDDLE in a museum in York, PA and more!
Posted by Cigar Box Nation on Thursday, July 21, 2016
Check out this recent Cigar Box Nation TV broadcast, featuring A. J. Gaither live from the C. B. Gitty Juke Shack Stage!
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In this photo-packed article, cigar box guitar guru Glenn Watt walks you through the simplest method for building your own cigar box guitar. No frills, no fluff, just the basic, easy-to-understand steps that you need to follow.
So read this article, gather your tools and materials, and you’ll be building cigar box guitars in no time!