Learn to play the cigar box guitar

It’s great to see how Internet resources are building for beginning and established cigar box guitar players. There’s so much more information out there than was even a couple of years ago: a groundswell of everyone sharing information. Now anyone can learn how to play the cigar box guitar wherever they are in the world, as long as they have an Internet connection. And I think that’s fantastic.

I’ve also made some new how-to-play videos for the cigar box guitar. Here are some recent how-to-play vids. Check out my website (http://cigarboxguitarsaustralia.com/started-videos-tips/) and my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBootlegger007) for more.

1. How to play Honky Tonk Woman 

2. How to play Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes

3. How to Play Little Red Rooster Part 2

For more indepth knowledge, check out Pat Curley’s website at: http://www.learncigarboxguitar.com/.

Recent builds

I’ve also spent the last couple of months making special orders coming all the way from France, the US, Brazil and Belgium. Thanks to all of you who have found your way to my little corner of the Internet. Here’s a few photos of recent builds.

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Gig – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall in Brisbane

I’m really looking forward to playing some cigar box guitar blues at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on Caxton Street, Brisbane, Sunday 12 July from about 7.30pm. Along for the ride will be Scottie Burke on drums, Caroline Hammond on percussion and uke and Troy Pierce on bass. It’s gonna be a helluva night so come along if you’re in the area. No door charge.

Here’s a couple of videos of my newer, original cigar box guitar songs:

1. Let it slide

2.  Bertha Dub

3. Flood


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McTrustry Cigar Box Guitars


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