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Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters - CBG HQ

A 5 minute rudimentary lesson to get you tuned up and rockin' right away.

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Comment by jimi mcavoy on May 17, 2013 at 10:25pm
Love this video is there anymore?, thanks for posting. Jimi.
Comment by mark andrew hiley on March 23, 2012 at 10:37am

thanks to knotlenny, this was the second guy who i saw, and decided to get myseld a 3 string cigarbox, love this little vid, its so siple in its presentation but easy to follow, ive been playing a six string steel resonator, i was worried at first and thought i wouldnt take to cigarbox, but freekin hell, i love it and take it everywhere, thanks for a great site, c yall, mark.

Comment by Robin Bray on March 7, 2011 at 1:42am
Love this video.  Thanks so much for taking the time to make it.  This will really help me get started..can't wait to build my first!
Comment by christian spencer pearson on September 2, 2010 at 1:55pm
tht was greaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttt
Comment by Jared J. King on August 14, 2010 at 4:53pm
By CBG 102, I just meant a second video that further expounds a bit. I'm really just wanting to understand my instrument better.

The difference for me, is that I didn't come to CBGs by way of a 6 string. I built one, having little previous musical experience (I played trumpet in middle school marching band, but that's been 16-17 years ago). So, I know nothing about strumming or fingering, and I don't have that innate "play by ear" talent. It's impossible for me to over think it because I don't really have anything to think in the first place.
Comment by Knotlenny on August 14, 2010 at 1:43pm
Well there's no shame in that, Jared. Personally, when my time comes . . . I think playing a CBG, sittin' in crappy diapers might not be the worst way to go out of this world.

But, I'm very gratified that this silly little video seems to have "struck a chord" (no pun intended) with so many people. I WILL get around to recording and posting some more when time permits, but dont expect a quantum leap to CBG 102 from me. I find that most of what I do hovers around CBG 101 anyway.

I do like the simplistic approach and have actually made a conscious effort not to learn a lot of chord positions, notes and what not. I'll save that kind of stuff for my "store-bought" six strings. There's something magical about just the raw "play-it-by-ear" approach that appeals to me.

DON'T OVER THINK IT!!
Comment by Jared J. King on August 14, 2010 at 1:13am
Thanks a million for this. I'm actually working on my technique tonight thanks to this video. Would there be any chance in hell you might ever do a 3-string CBG 102? This video leaves me feeling like I'm crawling but still crapping my diapers, in regards to competence with the instrument.
Comment by Ted Crocker on August 11, 2010 at 10:43pm
YEAH!
Comment by Rick "rocket" Moore on July 16, 2010 at 4:04am
great vid/lesson.. thank You.
Comment by Ted Crocker on July 16, 2010 at 4:02am
If nobody even leaves a comment is it any wonder Kevin doesn't put his new stuff here?


Sorry Kevin, I tried...

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