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Welcome to the new CigarBoxGuitars.com
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Maintained by Shane Speal and part of the Poor Man's Guitar Network

The cigar box guitar is experiencing a complete Renaissance with thousands and thousands of people making and playing them worldwide.  Never before in the humble instrument's history has it experienced such a wealth of interest and development.

Looking back: This website was created over 16 years ago by fellow cigar box guitar enthusiast, Ian "Scotty" Scott. The site served as the foundation for scores of cigar box guitar fans and has been at the top of Google for many many years.  


Since Scotty's passing in 2020, the website has been handed over to Shane Speal by Scotty's wife, Debi.  It is Speal's intent to not only maintain, but to further develop CigarBoxGuitars.com as an encyclopedia on the subject.   To Speal, this will become the one website for all his cigar box guitar lessons, research, photos and discoveries.

"A special thank you to Debi Scott for trusting me with this website.  It's an honor.  I hope to make Scotty proud."  

-Shane Speal

Sept. 3, 2020

The following advertisements are presented in a good faith agreement with the previous owner of CigarBoxGuitars.com.  The current owner of this website is not endorsed by these companies, nor has he purchased from them.  

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The Encyclopedia of Cigar Box Guitars

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© 2020 by Shane Speal Music & Mktg.

Part of the Poor Man's Guitar Network