Today, you’re going to learn how one style of neck can be used to build nearly any stringed instrument you can think of.Continue reading “One Neck For Multiple DIY Instruments [VIDEO]”
Category: How-to Info
How Prep A Box For A Cigar Box Guitar Neck
In this post, you’ll learn how to prepare a cigar box to fit a cigar box guitar neck.
These plans are for a simple neck-through design, the most widely used building method for cigar box guitars.Continue reading “How Prep A Box For A Cigar Box Guitar Neck”
How to Recess a Cigar Box Guitar Neck
Learn how to cut a recess into a cigar box guitar neck so that it fits into the box and under the box lid.Continue reading “How to Recess a Cigar Box Guitar Neck”
Simple Cigar Box Guitar Headstock How-To Guide
In this post, you’ll learn how to craft a simple cigar box guitar headstock.
The headstock in this post is often called a straight or recessed headstock, and you’re about to find out just how easy it is to make.Continue reading “Simple Cigar Box Guitar Headstock How-To Guide”
Easy Cigar Box Guitar Tuner Installation Guide
Learn how to install tuners on your cigar box guitar with this simple guide.
Like most aspects of building a cigar box guitar, if you haven’t done it before, the idea of mounting tuners can be intimidating.
But in this post, you’ll see just how easy tuner installation can be.Continue reading “Easy Cigar Box Guitar Tuner Installation Guide”
How to Play On The Road Again by Willie Nelson – Free 2 & 3-string tab
Learn how to play Willie Nelson’s On The Road Again on your 3-string cigar box guitar and 2-string bass with the free tablature in this post.Continue reading “How to Play On The Road Again by Willie Nelson – Free 2 & 3-string tab”
Free 2 & 3-String Tablature For Yesterday by The Beatles
Learn how to play Yesterday by The Beatles on your 3-string cigar box guitar and 2-string G-Bass with the totally free tablature in this post. Continue reading “Free 2 & 3-String Tablature For Yesterday by The Beatles”
New Merle Haggard Tab – Today I Started Loving You Again
New Cigar Box Guitar Tab: I Saw The Light by Hank Williams
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!
Iko Iko (Jock-A-Mo) – One-String Canjo Tablature
Iko Iko was first released in 1953 by Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters, under the title “Jock-A-Mo”. It wasn’t until 1965, when the Dixie Cups covered it as “Iko Iko” that it made the charts.
The subject of the song is based on the traditional confrontations disagreements between two Mardi Gras Indian tribes.
Click here for the link to the knowledge base entry and the FREE printable PDF Download!
More info about the subject on the Wikipedia article.
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“Scotland the Brave” – Tablature for One-String Canjos
“Scotland the Brave” is one of the most well known patriotic songs of Scotland.
The composer of the melody is unknown, though it is said it first made the rounds in the early 1900s. The version we largely attribute to this anthem today was written around 1950 by Cliff Hanley, a Scottish journalist.
Today we present the melody of “Scotland the Brave” for Diatonically Fretted One-String Canjos.
Add a Gain Pot to your Cigar Box Amplifier
In this video, Ben “Gitty” Baker and Glenn Watt illustrate how easy it is to increase the versatility of the 2.5 watt amplifier boards that are the heart of their Cigar Box Amplifiers.
By removing the on-board trim pot and replacing it with a linear-taper audio pot, you will get better tone control, making your amplifier more versatile by helping to dial in the perfect sound.
Click here to find out how to add a gain pot to your next amplifier!