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 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.
More info about the subject on the Wikipedia article.
Want to see a song tabbed out for Canjo or Cigar Box Guitar? Let us know in the comments below?
“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.
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.
In this instructional video from Cigar Box Nation TV, Ben “Gitty” Baker and Glenn Watt of C. B. Gitty get right down to the foundations of chords for 3-string GDG Cigar Box Guitars.
They cover what makes a chord, how read them from diagrams and how to play them!
In this instructional broadcast, Ben and Glenn will get right down to the foundations of playing 3-string Cigar Box Guitars, talking about Chords. What they are, how to play them, how to read chord forms and diagrams, and more. Tune in at Noon (U. S. Eastern Time) and join in with your questions and comments. Or just play along!
Posted by Cigar Box Nation on Friday, April 7, 2017
Today’s feature is an exposition written by Ben “Gitty” Baker on the subject of Zero Frets, and what they can do for your Cigar Box guitar.
In this article he answers three key questions; What they are, why they are used and how to install one on your next Cigar Box Guitar.
In this video, Glenn Watt walks you through making your first fretboard for a cigar box guitar. Of course you could always buy one of C. B. Gitty’s Pre-made CBG Fretboards, but why not have a go at making your own? You can find most of the supplies you’ll need here.
Click here or on the photo above to see the video!
Fretting directly onto a guitar neck is a great option to showcase the natural beauty of the wood you have chosen for your neck, rather than using a fretboard.
This new knowledgebase article shows you one method of installing a bone nut blank onto your fretted cigar box guitar neck.
Click here or on the image to the right to read the full article!
JUST ADDED TO OUR CIGAR BOX GUITAR ‘KNOWLEDGEBASE’: Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal demonstrates how to reinforce internal bracing on neck-through cigar box guitars. The tutorial includes a demo video, photos and more:
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!