Shane Speal tries out his 2-string cigar box guitar


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If only there were some easy way to measure the scale length.



Nice, but I’d rather have the cigars.


Sounds great to me!


The vast majority of CBGs are 3-string, tuned GDG, with everything from 1 to 6 strings being built. Most use piezo or magnetic pickups. A good community for those interested is at


Thanks MF for spotlighting Shane Speal. One of my favorite CGB builders/players.


Don’t forget to bring a shovel!


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