Poor man’s guide magazine

Poor Man's Guide Magazine is out now!  Dig in to the most unique music magazine since Mugwumps!

Introducing The Poor Man's Guide by Shane Speal.  Each downloadable issue will feature 30+ pages of plans, lost music history, Guitarcheology and lessons.  

Each issue will be set up in pdf form, enabling you to print out, staple and archive each month.  

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Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
  • Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2 - "Wesseh's Guitar" + DIY Bone Slide & more
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Shane Speal finally shows the world how Wesseh Freeman built his oil-can guitar, step by step. Also includes musical instrument history, how to make your own sitar-sounding bone guitar slide, the Marxophone and the copper pipe guitar. 36 pages of inspiration.

INCLUDES ACCESS TO EXTRAS PAGE featuring Wesseh's lost album in streaming format, a Spotify playlist of Marxophone music and more.

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Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2
  • Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2

Poor Man's Guide Curiosity Box #2

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THE COMPANION TO POOR MAN'S GUIDE ISSUE #2

BUILD IT: This collection includes the correct brake cables to make strings as you create your own Wesseh oil can guitar.

HACK IT: It also includes the same bone stock used to make the buzzing guitar slide.

INVENT IT: We also sourced the same French Barrette hair clips so you can make instrument triggers like Alex Llama.

GO FURTHER: We’ve also included a beautiful guitar slide, a collectible Wesseh pin and packaged it all in a 100% wooden Macanudo Portofino Cafe cigar box. (This is Shane Speal’s ultimate cigar box for building guitars. Macanudo stopped making wood boxes years ago. These are rare!)

ALL ITEMS: Printed issue of Poor Man’s Guide Issue #2 Hand-crafted copper hybrid guitar slide Five French hair clip “triggers” packaged in a burlap Mojo bag Bicycle/Motorcycle clutch cable Bone stock to craft your own buzzing bone slide 1.5” Wesseh button All wood Macanudo Portofino Cafe Box (rare)

PLEASE ALLOW 1 WEEK TO SHIP. We're waiting on hard copies of the magazine to come back from the printer.

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Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1
  • Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1
  • Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1
  • Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1
  • Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1
  • Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1

Poor Man's Guide CURIOSITY BOX #1

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THE COMPANION TO POOR MAN'S GUIDE ISSUE #1! Only 20 available.

Featuring: 1. A print copy of Poor Man's Guide #1 2. An immediate download copy of Poor Man's Guide Issue #1 3. A fully tested antique headphone pickup as shown in the magazine 4. A wooden pipe organ pipe to create the Electro-Diddley 5. Guitar slide & mojo bag 6. Collectible pin 7. Access to extra content online

Dig into the magazine even deeper with this package, curated by Shane Speal. The headphone part is a 70-80 year old, working humbucking pickup for you to create your own pre-War diddley bow.

The pipe organ pipe is from a Philadelphia church, originally installed in 1930. This will become the body of your diddley bow.

Purchase also includes a download of the magazine so you don't have to wait for the mailman!

Shipping: $20 US $52 Worldwide

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Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
  • Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
  • Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
  • Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
  • Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
  • Poor Man's Guide - Issue #3 "Searching for Kitchen Kazoo Bands"
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Build a 1927 cigar box amplifier. Discover the insane Kitchen Kazoo Bands of the 1920s and get a glimpse of their outrageous instruments. DIY projects with player piano rolls. A guitar amp prototype using a wooden pipe organ flute to approximate a Bose Wave Radio sound chamber. Guitarcheology digs on the Concertone and an antique cigar box guitar. Much more...

PDF DOWNLOAD - 36 pages.

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