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  • Bugging My Wife (original on 3 string cigar box guitar, with way too short neck)

    Posted by Philb on September 22, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    This was just for kicks. My granddaughter and her husband picked up this 3 string, cigar box guitar at a garage sale. It was home-made, as many of them are. The problem is it doesn’t have the usual 24” to 36” neck, and is instead only about 12”. It is hard to figure out how to play any songs on it yet, so wrote my own in open G tuning to just have some fun with it. I put on a cheap pick up as it is not very loud on it’s own. It looks cool though! This was for my wife; Lynda. The head-stock is shaped like the state of AZ.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-r-bgahUWA

    • This discussion was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Philb.

    Philb replied 2 years, 7 months ago 11 Members · 15 Replies
  • 15 Replies
  • stevieblues

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    That was great Philb! 👍 I like the humor in the song. I like cigar box guitars, I used to listen to them on YouTube.

  • Loraine

    Member
    September 22, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    That was so fun @Philb !

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    September 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Awesome @Philb 👏👏 Liked the lyrics and the use of the slide😎 What have you decided about the Stella?

  • Philb

    Member
    September 23, 2021 at 10:38 am

    @stevieblues @Loraine @Bill_Brown

    Thanks for listening. It is fun to create; even if it is just a silly song.

    @Bill_Brown I had advertised it online, but then pulled the ad. So, for now it’s staying with me. 😜

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      September 23, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      👍👍

  • Marty73

    Member
    September 23, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Oh what fun with new musical toys! 😊😝🎩😎

  • charlie_d

    Member
    September 23, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Fun song and “guitar” discovery @Philb . The open slide setup is great. Sounds like some funky West African blues music I’ve heard…. fun lyrics as well. I’m sure that while you played it, it was bugging your wife 🤣

    Who knows? Maybe you’ve found one of Bo Didley’s first guitars!

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    September 24, 2021 at 3:39 am

    What a great video to see. Now…. i’m going to have to keep my eyes open for a cigar box guitar!

  • albert_d

    Member
    September 24, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Now that was pure fun. Why not? Retirement from the wife’s viewpoint….

    Half the money and twice the husband. Bug on.

  • SherryH

    Member
    September 24, 2021 at 7:37 am

    What a fun and creative moment!

  • Philb

    Member
    September 24, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    @Marty69 It is fun!

    @charlie_d It definitely would have bugged her had she heard it. 😂
    I should have added that Bo Didley beat.

    @Cadgirl If you find one, make sure it has a longer neck. 😁

    @albert_d You wrote some truth. I will bug on!

    @SherryH It was fun to mess around with. Glad you enjoyed it. 😀

    Thank you all for taking a listen.

  • Marisa

    Member
    September 28, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Very cool @Philb– everything about this!

  • Philb

    Member
    September 29, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    @Marisa Thanks much! It was pure fun!

  • KevinZ

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Hey @Philb just for kicks turned out fun thats what it is all about thanks for sharing

  • Philb

    Member
    October 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    @KevinZ
    Thanks for stopping by!

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