GK’s Cigarbox Guitar BASICs

20180321_164121I’ve been asked to do something like this for quite a while. And when I say “basic” that’s what it is- I didn’t fix mistakes, just did a quick overview filmed by my friend Jon Trott and posted it tonight in YouTube. The entire clip runs 7 minutes 17 seconds.

I actually did it to give a super-fast rundown of what Leif’s guitar (winner of our Cornerstone Community Outreach shelter auction guitar I built) looked and sounded like, gave a super quick explanation of details, playing, where it’s tuned and such so he’d have something to start with when it arrives in Finland. I then thought awww, why not just put it online for those who might be interested?

My bud Shane Speal ( http://www.shanespeal.com -king of the cigarbox guitar and founder of http://www.cigarboxnation.com ) and others have put TONS of vid clips that go waaaaayyyyy more into detail, tuning, playing tips and beyond up in YouTube and at cigarboxnation if you are really serious about learning, playing, building and such. I check the cb nation site about 3 times daily.

20180321_164143Note- In my clip here I forgot to mention what I often use (old credit cards, gas cards and such) as picks. Easy to make 4 to 6 squares and simply scissors slight round corners on all four sides of each “pick” and there you have it!

I use all sorts of types of “slides” but emphasize my go-to copper plumber’s T here.

Ok, it’s at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6IeehLHTfA&feature=youtu.be

As always, thanks for stopping by! -Glenn

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