Category: Lifestyle & Travel

Author Spotlight: An Interview with Shane Speal, King of the Cigar Box Guitar

Nothing says ‘Americana’ more than a cigar box guitar. This primitive instrument cobbled together from discarded wood, guitar strings, and an empty cigar box—was the poor man’s guitar of the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For decades, it was a forgotten instrument though; that is until Shane Speal brought this DIY guitar back to life and created a cult following.

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