Watch this terrific rendition of Hobo’s Lullaby performed by Ben “Gitty” Baker on the Gitty Gang Show, episode #114.Continue reading “[VIDEO] “Hobo’s Lullaby” performed by Ben “Gitty” Baker”
Invite a grandchild, a spouse, or another loved one into your woodshop to build a cigar box guitar or another handmade musical instrument.
Include this certificate with a C. B. Gitty DIY kit to introduce your loved one to the joy of building cigar box guitars.Continue reading “Give This Free Woodshop Certificate To A Loved One”
Did you miss The Gitty Gang Show this past Friday? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Here’s the entire video for your viewing pleasure, plus some time stamps for you to get to the most important segments in the show. Continue reading “The Gitty Gang Show #68 – Veterans Day Episode”
Shane Speal shows how to play AC/DC’s Thunderstruck and other shred guitar licks using his 1-string lead technique.
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
Shane Speal performs his jazzy acoustic version of the Beatles’ classic, Norwegian Wood. He’s using a simple 3-string side cigar box guitar, the same one he’s been performing with since 1996.
…and no, we don’t have TABs for this yet. Maybe somebody should get on that.
If one neck is awesome, two necks are even better! We continue our weekly double-neck cigar box guitar feature with this great build from 2010 by Cigar Box Nation member, Phil Delpierre. It features a diddley bow neck that was made with two dowel rods (similar to John Lowe’s Lowebow cigar box guitars) and a three string neck on the other. Note the curled forks which serve as trapese tailpieces. Continue reading “The Art of the Double Neck Cigar Box Guitar (Pt. 2)”
Way back in 2010, CigarBoxNation.com ran a contest that challenged their members to make the wildest double neck cigar box guitars. We’re stepping back in time to take a look at some of the standouts and give some inspiration for modern builders. Continue reading “The Art of the Double-Neck Cigar Box Guitar (Pt. 1)”
The guys at Cigar Box Nation’s Facebook page recently ran this series of Star Wars Guitar/Music Memes. Enjoy…