Cigar Box Guitars

Author: David Sutton
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565235479
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now crafters can learn to make their own. All they need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play.

Obsessed With Cigar Box Guitars 2nd Edition

Author: David Sutton
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
ISBN: 9781620083147
Release Date: 2018-07-10
Genre: Music

A Passion for Handmade Musical Greatness In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers and makers are coming together in what they call the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. Their ingenious creations range from simple cardboard diddley bows to wooden box electric six-string guitars that are more impressive than anything you can buy in a store. Cigar Box Guitars, 2nd Edition celebrates the modern craft of these irresistibly alluring instruments. In this new edition, professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton shares his obsession with the genre in an expanded photo gallery that profiles inspiring examples of handmade musical greatness. Sutton details multiple techniques for playing the fretted, three-string cigar box guitar, with easy-to-follow chord diagrams and instructions for a selection of classic tunes. He also provides a new step-by-step project for building your own tenor ukulele, using modified plans from a 1917 edition of Popular Mechanics. Inside Cigar Box Guitars, 2nd Edition An unforgettable look inside the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution. Expanded photo gallery of more than 120 amazing homemade musical instruments. Stunning profiles of DIY musical greatness, from two-string guitars and diddley bows to an electrified washtub bass. Authentic stories of legendary American roots music personalities. A new section on learning to play the cigar box guitar using both innovative and traditional techniques. Step-by-step project for building your own tenor ukulele.

An Obsession With Cigar Box Guitars

Author: David Sutton
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
ISBN: 1620083132
Release Date: 2018-12-11
Genre: Music

The author of Cigar Box Guitars shares his amazing photo gallery of handmade musical greatness. Obsessed with Cigar Box Guitars, 2nd Edition includes a new step-by-step project for building your own tenor ukulele, and instructions for playing homemade guitars using both innovative and traditional techniques.

101 Riffs and Solos for Cigar Box Guitar

Author: Brent C. Robitaille
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548632856
Release Date: 2017-07-04
Genre:

"101 Riffs and Solos" is arranged for the 3 string fretted or fretless cigar box guitar tuned to GDG. A great resource for beginners and a good review of useful techniques for players of all levels and styles including blues, rock, country, popular and more. The riffs cover all the main slide techniques needed to improve your playing. Lesson tips and instructions are also included for each of the 101 riffs and solos. How to read tablature, rhythms and how to play slide are presented for beginners or those in need of a refresh. Download the 101 free audio mp3's (coming July 14) from my website to help learn the riffs and solos. Scales and chord tone charts are also included to further your knowledge and to help create your own riffs and solos. You will also find a few pages of commonly used chords and fingerboard charts at the back of the book. Please visit my website at: www.brentrobitaille.com for more information. Reviews: Really awesome stuff Brent! I've always loved blues music and blues licks since I was a kid. I just found out about all of the CBG activity and am just starting to learn on my new 3 string box. I've tried full size 6 string guitars several times but never improved enough because of such short stubby fingers. Now I have lots more hope. Big thanks for all these great riffs Brent! ... Jon GOOD BOOK FOR PLAYING A 3-STRING CBG ...R.Reynolds. "the nuts and bolts of CBG" B.Baker Audio tracks really help. Especially for a beginner like me. B.White

An Obsession for Cigar Box Guitars

Author: David Sutton
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 156523796X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

There's growing movement of self-expression unfolding in the world of music. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers and makers are coming together in what they call the cigar box guitar revolution. An Obsession for Cigar Box Guitars celebrates the modern craft of their irresistibly alluring instruments. Professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton first chronicled the modern revival of the cigar box guitar in his best-selling book, Cigar Box Guitars. Now he's back to share his obsession with these handmade treasures in an amazing photo gallery that profiles 120 inspiring examples of homemade musical greatness. In a testament to human creativity, these guitars range from simple, cardboard diddley bow-type instruments to wooden box electric six-string models that are more impressive than anything you can buy in a store.

Cigar Box Guitar Hymnal Volume 1

Author: Ben Baker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1987730968
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre:

A collection of 57 classic Christian hymns, carols and spirituals, arranged in tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars tuned to Open G GDG. In addition to the tablature, lyrics and additional verses are presented, along with chord forms and brief historical sketches on each song. This is a great resource for churches, Sunday schools, Bible camps or anyone wanting to be able to "make a joyful noise to the Lord" on their cigar box guitar or other 3-string Open G instrument. Song List: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Amazing Grace, An Old Account Settled, Angel Band, Angels We Have Heard On High, Are You Washed In the Blood?, At the Cross, Away In A Manger, Battle Hymn Of the Republic, Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Blessed Assurance, Blessed Be the Name Of the Lord, Bringing In the Sheaves, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Christ Arose, Down By the Riverside, Down In the River To Pray, Faith Of Our Fathers, Give Me Oil In My Lamp, Glory To His Name, Go Tell It On the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Gospel Train, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Have Thine Own Way, He Is Lord, He's Got the Whole World In His Hands, Holy, Holy, I Am Bound For the Promised Land, I Can, I Will, I Do Believe, I Come To the Garden Alone, I Feel Like Traveling On, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus, I Love To Tell the Story, I Must Tell Jesus, I Shall Not Be Moved, I Would Not Be Denied, In the Sweet By And By, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, It Is Well With My Soul, Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Jesus Paid It All, Joy To the World, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Just As I Am, Just Over In the Glory Land, Kum-Ba-Ya, Leaning On the Everlasting Arms, Let the Lower Lights Be Burning, Little David Play On Your Harp, Living By Faith, Love Lifted Me, Mary Don't You Weep, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, My Savior First Of All

Cigar Box Guitar Hymnal Volume 2

Author: Ben Baker
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1726705897
Release Date: 2018-10-03
Genre:

A collection of 55 classic Christian hymns, carols and spirituals, arranged in tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars tuned to Open G GDG. In addition to the tablature, lyrics and additional verses are presented, along with chord forms and brief historical sketches on each song. This is a great resource for churches, Sunday schools, Bible camps or anyone wanting to be able to "make a joyful noise to the Lord" on their cigar box guitar or other 3-string Open G instrument. Song List: Nearer My God To Thee; Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen; Nothing But the Blood; O Come All Ye Faithful; O Happy Day; O Holy Night; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; O, I Want To See Him; Ode To Joy; Oh, How I Love Jesus; Oh When the Saints Go Marching In; Old Time Power; Old Time Religion; On Christ the Solid Rock; Only Trust Him; Onward Christian Soldiers; Pass Me Not; Precious Memories; Redeemed; Revive Us Again; Rock Of Ages; Send the Light; Shall We Gather At the River; Showers of Blessing; Silent Night; Softly And Tenderly; Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus; Standing On the Promises; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; Swing Low Sweet Chariot; Tell It To Jesus Alone; Tell Me the Story Of Jesus; The B-I-B-L-E; The First Noel; The Lily Of the Valley; The Old Rugged Cross; The Unclouded Day; There Is A Fountain; There Is Power In the Blood; This Little Light Of Mine; This Train Is Bound For Glory; 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus; Trust And Obey; We Three Kings; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; What Child Is This; When the Redeemed Are Gathering In; When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder; When They Ring the Golden Bells; When We All Get To Heaven; Where the Soul Never Dies; Where We'll Never Grow Old; Whispering Hope; Work For Night Is Coming; Yield Not To Temptation

One Man s Trash 2nd Edition

Author: William J. Jehle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535221585
Release Date: 2016-10-31
Genre:

William J Jehle, detritomusicologist and cigar box guitar historian, has collected more fragments of these forgotten instruments to create the first written history dedicated to these humble instruments. Mr. Jehle's fascination with cigar box guitars led to a wide-ranging search for any and all artifacts to learn more about these instruments, and this research has yielded a wealth of information that you now hold in your hands. Now in its second edition, spanning over 150 years of artifacts, this book is an updated collection of the history of the cigar box guitar, its origins and its changes in value and perception from the mid-1800s to the present. Mr. Jehle assembles the disparate parts, snippets, one-line mentions, newspaper and magazine articles into a cohesive whole, and, deciding to share his discovery, shares this information with others, so that ultimately guitar players and makers of all skill levels may grow through their own experience of producing sounds with their fingers on strings, working with their hands on the instruments they play. May you enjoy learning more about these instruments, and may your own experience be enriched by this book.

Cigar Box Guitar Songbook Volume 1

Author: Ben Baker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1986076377
Release Date: 2018-03
Genre:

A collection of 45 beloved, easy-to-play classic songs arranged in tablature for 3-string Open GDG cigar box guitars. Each song includes tablature, chords, lyrics and additional information. Many of the songs include multiple arrangements. Easy-to-follow instructional material is also provided: How to Read Tablature, How to Read Chord Forms, and some suggestions on how to play the songs. This is a must-have resource for any cigar box guitar player. Song List: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Anchors Aweigh, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Boogie Woogie Blues, Camptown Races, Crawdad Hole, Down By the Riverside, Down in the Valley, Farmer in the Dell, Happy Birthday, Hard Times Come Again No More, Home On the Range, I'll Tell Me Ma, In the Pines, John Henry, Kum-Ba-Ya, Little Brown Jug, London Bridge, Lullaby (Cradle Song), Mary Had A Little Lamb, Midnight Special, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Nearer My God, To Thee, Ode To Joy, Oh My Darlin' Clementine, Oh, Susannah, Oh When the Saints (Go Marching In), Polly Wolly Doodle, Red River Valley, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Sailing, Sailing, Scotland the Brave, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, The Star-Spangled Banner, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Take Me out To the Ball Game, Twelve Bar Blues, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Wayfaring Stranger, Whiskey In the Jar, Wildwood Flower

Four String Cigar Box Guitar Songbook Volume 1 30 Well Known Traditional Songs Arranged for 4 String Open G Gdgb Tuning

Author: Ben Gitty Baker
Publisher: Four-String Cigar Box Guitar S
ISBN: 1091815291
Release Date: 2019-03-27
Genre: Music

This beautiful book contains a collection of 30 beloved, easy-to-play classic songs arranged in tablature for 4-string Open GDGB cigar box guitars and other homemade instruments. Each song includes multiple tablature arrangements in different styles and keys, chords & chord forms, full lyrics and additional information. Ben Gitty has painstakingly created these arrangements and resources specifically to help beginning players get started.Easy-to-follow instructional material is also provided: How to Read Tablature, How to Read Chord Forms, and some suggestions on how to play the songs. Three pages of 4-string chord forms are also provided. This is a must-have resource for any cigar box guitar player!For a limited time, we are making these songbooks available in lay-flat SPIRAL BOUND edition, each one printed and bound right here at C. B. Gitty and signed by Ben Gitty. Song List: Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Anchors Aweigh, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Boogie Woogie Blues, Camptown Races, Crawdad Hole, Down By the Riverside, Down in the Valley, Farmer in the Dell, Happy Birthday, Hard Times Come Again No More, Home On the Range, I'll Tell Me Ma, In the Pines, John Henry, Kum-Ba-Ya, Little Brown Jug, London Bridge, Lullaby (Cradle Song), Mary Had A Little Lamb, Midnight Special, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Nearer My God To Thee, Ode To Joy, Oh My Darlin' Clementine, Oh Susannah, Oh When the Saints (Go Marching In), Polly Wolly Doodle

Making Poor Man s Guitars

Author: Shane Speal
Publisher:
ISBN: 1565239466
Release Date: 2018-10-09
Genre: Music

This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items.

Cigar Box Guitar Songbook Volume 2 49 More Songs Arranged for 3 String Open G Gdg Cigar Box Guitars

Author: Ben Gitty Baker
Publisher: Cigar Box Guitar Songbook
ISBN: 1729158242
Release Date: 2018-10-24
Genre: Music

It has never been easier to play familiar tunes on your Cigar Box Guitar! This is a collection of 49 beloved, easy-to-play classic songs arranged in tablature for 3-string Open GDG cigar box guitars. Each song includes tablature, chords, lyrics and additional information. All of the songs include multiple arrangements for different keys and skill levels.Easy-to-follow instructional material is also provided: How to Read Tablature, How to Read Chord Forms, and some suggestions on how to play the songs. This is a must-have resource for any cigar box guitar player.Song List: Aloho

Cigar Box Guitar Hymnal Worship Leader s Edition 113 Beloved Hymns and Spirituals with Tablature Lyrics Chords for 3 String Cigar Box Guitars

Author: Ben Gitty Baker
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 1797546635
Release Date: 2019-02-19
Genre: Music

This is our complete collection of hymns and spirituals arranged for Cigar Box Guitars, 113 songs in total. We created this special spiral-bound edition for worship leaders and others who want a complete single-volume reference of all of the great old Christian hymns. Each song arrangement includes 3-string tablature, chord names and forms, lyrics and additional verses. Most hymns also include a short snippet of their background and history. Multiple arrangements of most songs are given, to accommodate different skill levels and vocal ranges. Also includes supplemental instructional sections on how to read tablature, play chords and more!

Guitar

Author: Tim Brookes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9781555846138
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Music

From humble folk instrument to American icon, the story of the guitar is told in this “exceptionally well-written” memoir by the NPR commentator (Guitar Player). In this blend of personal memoir and cultural history, National Public Radio commentator Tim Brookes narrates the long and winding history of the guitar in the United States as he recounts his own quest to build the perfect instrument. Pairing up with a master artisan from the Green Mountains of Vermont, Brookes learns how a perfect piece of cherry wood is hued, dovetailed, and worked on with saws, rasps, and files. He also discovers how the guitar first arrived in America with the conquistadors before being taken up by an extraordinary variety of hands: miners and society ladies, lumberjacks and presidents’ wives. In time, the guitar became America’s vehicle of self-expression. Nearly every immigrant group has appropriated it to tell their story. “Part history, part love song, Guitar strikes just the right chords.” —Andrew Abrahams, People

Guitar an American life

Author: Tim Brookes
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802142583
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Music

When baggage handlers destroy Tim Brookes's guitar, he discovers that a dream guitar is built, not bought, and sets out to find someone to make him the perfect guitar. His quest takes him across the country, talking to historians, curators, and guitar mak