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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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The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide
  • The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide
  • The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide
  • The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide
  • The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide

The Gunslinger rifle barrel guitar slide

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Ships in burlap mojo bag and includes a print copy of Poor Man's Guide, issue #1!

Handmade by gunsmith, Marc Shearer, these medium length guitar slides are nothing but ATTITUDE! Hand machined from rifle barrel steel, their mass delivers long sustain.

This is the guitar slide that will leave ol' Billy Lyons face-down on the floor! (That's a Stagger Lee reference, y'know.)

I got my first Gunslinger from Marc Shearer during a break at one of my concerts. It was beautifully smooth and had a fantastic mass that made notes ring for days. I played that slide for the last two hours of the night!

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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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Shane's Secret Mini Pie Pan "Dobro Cones"
  • Shane's Secret Mini Pie Pan "Dobro Cones"
  • Shane's Secret Mini Pie Pan "Dobro Cones"
  • Shane's Secret Mini Pie Pan "Dobro Cones"

Shane's Secret Mini Pie Pan "Dobro Cones"

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Includes a print copy of Poor Man's Guide, Issue #2!

This is my personal stash of top-secret "dobro cones" taken from my shed. I first discovered these antique 5" shallow baking pans in a thrift store. I've since collected every single one I could find. Antique stores. Online. Wherever.

My obsessive nature toward these wonderful things must be curtailed as I clean my shop and start prepping for my upcoming book. I'm blowing these out.

How I use them: I cut a 5" diameter hole in the cigar box guitar, right where the bridge would go. I then place the pan in the hole (the lip fits perfectly around the edge) and then drill 6 or 8 small holes on the lip, affixing the pan to the cigar box with tiny screws used for guitar tuners. A higher bridge is necessary to compensate for the 1/2" depth of the pan. (I usually make my own bridges.) See photos and video above.

I'm not offering special lessons on these. If you're up for a cool sound and want the challenge of building with my secret mini pie pan "dobro cones," buy one or all two dozen...

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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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TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK. 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!

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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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