Shane Speal's cigar box guitar lessons

Cigar Box Nation founder Shane Speal has posted four great videos to teach you how to play your 3-string cigar box guitar. Above, how to play leads (blues and Middle Eastern) on one string.

Shane Speal's cigar box guitar lessons


  1. Thanks for bleedin’ it to the dozens, Mark!

    The lesson posted is just one of 4 I recorded this morning. Make sure to click the link to see them all. They’re all located at , the epicenter of the growing Cigar Box Guitar Movement.

    Stay primal,
    Shane Speal
    ps. my own site with FREE cigar box guitar plans and downloadable mp3’s and more is

  2. Isn’t this a cigarbox mountain dulcimer? The tuning scheme – 1-5-1, with the 1-5 used mostly as drones and the melody played on the top string – is pretty much the mountain dulcimer. Usually played on the lap, but, still.

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