Steve Arvey, a pillar in the CBG community and ambassador for cigar box guitars, taught a CBG-building workshop in Colombia.
Watch Steve skillfully assemble a C. B. Gitty
“Big Easy” kit in front of eager students new to the joy of building cigar box guitars.
If you’re anything like us, you love a little Hank Williams in your life. What could be better than hearing Hank’s mournful crooning to ease an aching heart?
How about learning to play his well-known song “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” on your 3-string cigar box guitar.
With this video lesson from Glenn Watt, you’ll learn how to play Hank’s beautiful country-classic on your fretless cigar box guitar tuned GDg.
Click on the image below to start learnin’ and croonin’, just like old Hank.
Click the image above to download the print-able PDF tablature!
Shane Speal is back with another lesson on how to play your Cigar Box Guitar with a slide.
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Shane Speal dives into some of the history of Cigar Box Guitars and explores the term “Guitarcheology”
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This past weekend,
Samantha Fish took the stage at the 3rd annual New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival.
Among the many great acts to play over the weekend, Samantha was one of the biggest name in attendance. She even waived her normal fee for playing AND made sure her band was paid.
She’s a great musician with a great heart. Check out this clip from the recent live broadcast that Cigar Box Nation posted to their Facebook page.
Click here to see the video on the Cigar Box Nation Facebook page.
Need some tips and tricks on how to use a slide with your next Cigar Box Guitar? Check out this video from
Shane Speal explaining how he uses the partial slides with his guitars and shares some tips for getting the most out of them!
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Shane Speal brings you an excellent tutorial on playing Muddy Waters’ “I Can’t Be Satisfied” for 3-String Open GDG slide Cigar Box Guitar!
While not actually a Christmas song, this classic can be heard quite often around this time of year. Here we offer you two versions of the song, one for One-String Diatonic Canjos and another for 3-String Open GDG Cigar Box Guitars.
Tablature for One-String Canjo
Tablature for 3-String Open GDG CBGs
Christmas is right around the corner and one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to learn a few Christmas Carols to sing with the family.
Today we are featuring
tablature Deck the Halls for 3-string Open G – GDG Cigar Box Guitars.
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Shane Speal is at it again, bringing another excellent how-to video showing you how to play s on your 3-string Open G Slide Cigar Box Guitar. Honky Tonk Woman by The Rolling Stone
Today we offer you
tablature for the traditional Christmas Carol, We Three Kings (of Orient Are). First written in 1857 for a New York City Christmas Pageant.
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