Making Poor Man's Guitars

I cannt stress enough the importance of listening to good music as you build. What songs do you want to play on your cigar box guitar? Deep Delta blues? Old time Appalachian? Play those songs through your stereo as you build, and your hands will unconsciously shape and mold the guitar toward those sounds. — Making Poor Man’s Guitars by Shane Speal.

I’ve been wanting to make a cigar box guitar for a while. Ready for a deep dive into this book. đź“š

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Sad Strings, A Song

I just had a play with Blocs Wave and Lanchpad for the iPad.

Using a library drum kit, I recorded my M4 and Didgeridoo into Blocs Wave. Followed by recording a live performance, adding effects on the fly inside Launchpad. Quite an intuitive and fun process, even though it was the first time for me using these apps.

Only took me ten years to finish this beast.

My first and maybe last bass guitar. Also I didn’t intend for it to be fretless…