CIGAR BOX GUITAR MUSIC – BLUES, SLIDES, AND MORE

Everyone is curious, so I went and found music. The first one is a Muddy Waters blues number (not Muddy singing, unfortunately) and if you let it run, there’s another one right behind it that’s really great too. All the rest are various players on various cigar box guitars, all handmade. There are no “factories” to make them. All are made by hand. Some are, like mine, are really fancy.

Vintage Cigar Box Guitars

Most are simpler and most of them have an electric pickup. I could add a pickup, but it would ruin my Phoenix. Maybe I could put one on the back. I might need some help with that.

And here’s a lot of the “how to” in case you want to know how it’s done.

Learning to Play – Muddy Waters by Justin Johnson

In The Pines (Leadbelly, Kurt Cobain Nirvana) on cigar box guitar

A Three-String Shovel Guitar – Justin Johnson
Website: http://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/shovel-guitar.html

The Versatility of the “3 String Cigar Box Guitar”

Puckett Cigar Box Guitar

Steve Harvey – Intense Blues

 



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8 replies

  1. love this.. just listening to the muddy waters song..Great sound.

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  2. That’s some great music…

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  3. These are great! They sound way better than I expected they would. I cast it on to the TV to enjoy it more.

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  4. Very cool. Bo Diddley’s original square guitar was a cigar box guitar, but I think after he became famous he had equipment makers do them for him. One quick note – An electric guitar works by the metal strings moving across a magnet (the pickup) to create electrical impulses that are amplified and converted to sound. So you really can’t have the pickup on the back. Maybe mounted inside of the box? Don’t know.

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    • I would have to have Mike take the whole thing apart because he’d need to drill a small hole for the plug. I can always use Garry’s microphone.

      They are more versatile than I imagined they’d be. I ordered new strings. I think that will make mind sound better. It’s too deep for my voice and sounds more like a bass than a guitar.

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