Monday, September 20, 2004

HappY BirthdaY CBG Forum!

The Cigar Box Guitar Yahoo Group is 1 year old. And to celebrate Shane Speal, the self-proclaimed king of the cigar box guitar, has put available online a set of 9 songs all performed on a cigar box guitar. If you like your blues raw, this is the sound for you.

I joined and built my first one many months ago. It's a beautiful 3-string fretless guitar. It took portions of 2 weekends and cost me, when everything was done, under $15. And it sounds like a million bucks. People are surprised when they hear it, they're impressed.

I play the thing every night. It has gotten under my skin. Ask my wife. Another cigar box waits downstairs to become my next instrument. I know it will be even better. I'm going to electrify this one.

Check out the website, listen to the tunes, be surprised, get addicted. Have some fun!

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