Cigar Box Nation has just updated their archive of free DIY musical instrument plans. More than 20 new projects were added. These include cigar box guitars, ukuleles, lap steel guitars made from 2x4's and more. New this year is their historical archive, featuring plans and diagrams dating back to 1884.
Shane Speal, the king of cigar box guitars, has a great tutorial on how to play Muddy Waters’ music on a three-string guitar tuned to open-G. Here’s part 2:
Cigar box guitar maker and player Shane Speal made a 2-string cigar box guitar and took it for a spin. Sounds great! He says: “27.5” baritone scale. Strung with E and A strings. Not sure what it’s tuned to…some sort of power chord. I just tightened the strings and hit record.”
CB Gitty is an online store that sells parts for people who like to make cigar box guitars. On of their new offerings is a Teisco Del Rey-style Gold Foil Clip-in Magnetic Pickup with Amp Cord. It’s only $13.50 and sounds great! In the video above, Shane Speal demos the pickup on one of his […]
A picture can be worth a heck of a lot more than just a thousand words. If you’ve squinted for ages trying to get just the right photo, you might have the right passion for a career behind the camera. You might even have the right equipment, but do you have the know-how? The Beginner-To-Expert […]
In case you hadn’t noticed from the sleigh bell-heavy music and the hues on your Starbucks cup, the holiday season hasn’t shown any more patience this year. But that doesn’t need to be a bad thing, especially if you’re hoping to get a jump on your shopping. Retailers aren’t waiting til Black Friday to dish […]
What do you get for the techie who has everything? How about giving them a Raspberry Pi and letting them make pretty much anything. Or better yet, do it for yourself with the Ultimate Raspberry Pi eBook Bundle. This trove of ideas and education unlocks the unlimited potential of this mini-computer, whose affordability and versatility […]