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BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
  • BOOK Making Poor Man's Guitars - Signed by the author
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$19.95

Autographed copy: In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items!

Shipping - $3.50 US Media Mail $16.00 Worldwide Intl. First Class

Learn how to build cigar box guitars and other musical instruments from found items

Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photos, including the history of cigar box guitars and the golden age of blues and jazz.

Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts.

From a simple two-string tin can guitar to an electrified washtub bass, Shane shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items.

Sidebars present the fascinating backstory of the music, capturing struggle, poverty, and the blues within the artistic side of cigar box guitar building.

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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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$5.00

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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$59.95

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. Shipping: $10 US $22 worldwide

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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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$99.00

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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