I just dropped a new video this afternoon, and it features a cool new cigar box guitar tuning:
The Arkansas Tuning is basically the 4 low notes on a conventional guitar... but wow! ... it totally allows you to play all the stuff you learned on a "normal" guitar. In this video, I do a little RL Burnside, Jimi Hendrix and Pops Staples.
This is part of a bigger feature I just created for the folks at CBGitty.com. It's called The Reso-Electro Project and it shows you how to build this killer 4-string, resonator electric cigar box guitar, step-by-step:
These features have been a month in the making and I'm pretty darn excited to share them with you. It wasn't until I completed the guitar that I decided on the unique string set and Arkansas Tuning. I immediately called Ben "Gitty" Baker up and told him there needed to be a string pack that goes along with it. He put together the Shane Speal Arkansas Electric Set, which just hit the market today!
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IF IT'S TOO LOUD, GO BUILD ANOTHER! This denim-colored cotton shirt with black print is taken straight from a Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band song, "If It's Too Loud!" Pro tip: before you shop for shirts, scroll to the bottom of this email for a 10% off coupon code.