Shane Speal shows how he performs many of his leads on a single string. This technique has been used by Blind Willie Johnson, Dick Dale, sitar players and many others. It’s also a great way to get sounds out of a cigar box guitar!
Does your electric cigar box guitar have a volume knob? Use this trick to make your guitar sound like a flute or steel guitar. Demonstrated by Shane Speal.
Shane Speal shows his partial slide technique which allows certain strings to ring open while others played with a slide.
Because the world is demanding a new duck-inspired cigar box guitar song, right?
We continue the Hot Licks Cigar Box Guitar Series with this second installment. Grab your 3-string cigar box guitar, a slide and a VERY LOUD AMP!
Grab your 3-string cigar box guitar and plug it into a loud amp. Shane’s gonna show you how to shred.
Let’s get weird! Shane Speal shows off a freakishly dissonant tuning for 6-string cigar box guitar: Bb Bb Bb F G# Bb (low to high)
Shane Speal shows how his band electrified their washtub bass using a C. B. Gitty piezo rod pickup.
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.
Pulling away from typical blues lessons, Glenn Watt has taken the classic Grateful Dead song, “Friend of the Devil” and transcribed the entire thing for a 3-string cigar box guitar. The results are a great lesson that helps you open up your fretboard to more than just I IV V chord progressions.
The entire TAB has been saved as a downloadable PDF:
Shane Speal has been selling cigar box guitars for over two decades. Here he shows us his “secret weapon” for getting more sales. Spoiler: It’s a Roland MicroCube amp
We return to the 5 string guitar today with another lesson from Shane Speal. He shows a wicked pull-off blues lick from his song, “Don’t Give Me None of Your Business” from his album “Holler.” Tuning is Open G (GDGBD low to high)