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How to Set Up a Seasick Steve "Three String Trance Wonder" Guitar

Originally published at Cigar Box Nation.

Thanks to Seasick Steve's buddy, Davey (the maker of the hubcap guitar) for helping on this article.

Seasick Steve's "3-String Trance Wonder" guitar is the stuff of legend.  The guitar was originally given to Steve with only three strings left, and he's kept it that way ever since. 

Seasick's guitar is nothing but an old Japanese hollowbody guitar from the 60's, most likely from the Teisco factory.  (The body is the same as a Teisco EP-7.)  It probably had…

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The Beginner's Lesson: How to Play Cigar Box Guitar

I've had some people tell me that my beginner's lessons are too advanced for the person who just picked up a cigar box guitar.  Let me step back from all the detailed cigar box guitar lessons and give you the very basics:  holding the pick and slide plus how to place the slide on the strings.  

I hope that helps!  BTW, I have cigar box guitars just like this one for sale at www.StubbySlide.com

Shane

Previous events

Date Event Location
Mardi Gras Party with Shane & the Snakes: Crystal Ball Brewery CBBCity - Crystal Ball Brewing Company , York, Pennsylvania 17401 CBBCity - Crystal Ball Brewing Company , York, Pennsylvania 17401
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & the Snakes at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Fest Frenchman Theater inside Bamboula's, New Orleans, LA 70116 Frenchman Theater inside Bamboula's, New Orleans, LA 70116
Shane Speal & the Snakes at New Orleans Jazz Museum The New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans, LA The New Orleans Jazz Museum, New Orleans, LA
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & the Snakes Crystal Ball Brewing Company , York, Pennsylvania 17404 Crystal Ball Brewing Company , York, Pennsylvania 17404
Shane Speal & the Snakes The Cove, York, PA The Cove, York, PA
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
 —  — Shane solo @Gunpowder Falls Brewing Gunpowder Falls Brewing Co, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17349 Gunpowder Falls Brewing Co, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania 17349
Shane Speal at Pig Iron, Marietta Pig Iron Brewery, Marietta, PA Pig Iron Brewery, Marietta, PA
SPEAL'S TAVERN! Shane Speal & the Snakes Speal's Tavern, New Alexandria, Pennsylvania Speal's Tavern, New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & the Snakes The Cove, York, PA The Cove, York, PA
Shane Speal & the Snakes - LIQUID HERO ANNIVERSARY! Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
 —  — Shane Speal & the Snakes Roosterpalooza Music Festival, Spring Grove, PA 17362 Roosterpalooza Music Festival, Spring Grove, PA 17362
Shane Speal Pig Iron Brewery, Marietta, PA Pig Iron Brewery, Marietta, PA
 —  — Shane Speal and the Snakes Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, Gettysburg, PA Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival, Gettysburg, PA
Shane Speal and the Snakes Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania Liquid Hero Brewery, York, Pennsylvania
Shane Speal & The Snakes The Cove, York, PA The Cove, York, PA

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