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.

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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

Image of Paul McCartney including title text for tablature article

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”

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.

Want to see a song tabbed out for Canjo or Cigar Box Guitar? Let us know in the comments below?

“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.

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Add a Gain Pot to your Cigar Box Amplifier

These amplifier kits are the perfect pairing for your Cigar Box Guitar. Check out C. B. Gitty’s full kit by clicking the image above!

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!

“What is a Chord?” With Ben “Gitty” Baker and Glenn Watt

Click the image above to get downloadable PDFs of 3 different Chord families!

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!

Back to Basics: What are Chords?

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