From building a simple electric guitar to DIY shirt screenprinting, Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred is a fascinating HOW-TO for any cigar box guitar builder. Teenagers will love it too.
Portable, battery operated and great sounding, the Street Star cigar box amp is perfect for cigar box guitar players… or any kind of street musician. At just $49.99, it could pay for itself in one good day of performing, too!
Step back in time when people made music on a single string. The C. B. Gitty diddley bow kit was created to not only give people the most primal version of the blues guitar in the form of a Deep South diddley bow.
See the demo video in the link below to hear how amazing these kits sound.
Memphis madman, Johnny Lowebow is a one-man-band who performs raucous, deep blues. He recently released a 7″ double-A side 45, “I Was a Fool” / “Love is Like a Goodwill Store.” Both sides feature his signature Lowebow cigar box guitars.
It wasn’t enough to get Shane Speal a special pack of strings with a rare “wound G” string for slide playing. No, Speal had to put the strings through six consecutive shows without changing them once! The strings passed his brutal test with flying colors and are now available for sale.
Also included is a tuning guide and instructions for mixing and matching strings for 3,4 and 5 string cigar box guitars, too.
A customized cigar box amplifier can command $100-120 in the right market. So imagine getting the basic kits as cheap as $38 each!
Get an instant education on guitar fretting with the C. B. Gitty Fretting Guide. Available as a digital download, you’ll be able to get the 39 page book as a PDF download for immediate reading.
Cigar Box Guitar builders everywhere are discovering the advantages of using Medium-Medium fretwire over other gauges. The size is an all-around favorite, enabling a classic feel and playability.
Cigar Box Guitar players love their slides and are always looking for a new sonic paintbrush to play their creations.
Duane Allman first introduced the medicine bottle slide to the world over 45 years ago. Thick-walled glass and a comfy fit made these slides popular with guitarists all over the world.
C. B. Gitty has now improved on the traditional glass slide with their THREE INCH LONG medicine bottle slide. Giving an extra half inch of playing, these bottles enable higher notes, extended reach and greater playability. At just $4.99, they’re also insanely cheaper than the $25 slides sold at most stores.
Shane Speal built his first cigar box guitar in 1993 using tuners salvaged from an old guitar. It wasn’t until two years later that he sought out economy tuners for his newest instruments, realizing that old and salvaged tuners go bad quickly.
The economy tuners he used not only held up longer than the salvaged ones, they’re still in use on some of the guitars he still plays including his beat-up 19-year-old Macanudo guitar.
When Speal discussed various signature parts with C. B. Gitty, he requested a pearloid tuner that is very affordable, but well made. Their collaboration resulted in the Shane Speal Signature Tuner series. At just $5.49 for a 3-tuner pack, they’re the best choice at the best price.