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 […]
Many of us enjoy the aesthetic of vintage electronics, but trying to use most hardware from the 1950’s isn’t necessarily practical. This is especially true where speakers are concerned. While most of us can appreciate the old-school feel of retro speakers, they have a hard time matching the convenience and power delivered by today’s Bluetooth speakers. […]
Python is one of the most popular and versatile programming languages used by developers today, making it an ideal first choice for those looking to kickstart a career in programming. While you could go back to school or sign up for a pricey coding bootcamp, you can learn the essentials of coding with Python at […]
Going back to school isn’t necessarily an option for everyone. Between the time commitments and steep tuition rates, there are obstacles aplenty as far as furthering education is concerned. However, that’s not to say it’s impossible to learn new skills. Excel with Business lets users access thousands of hours of online learning in Microsoft, business, technology, […]