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3 Ways Shane Speal Impresses The Hell Out Of Me

Shane Speal is different things to different people.
But the self-proclaimed King of the Cigar Box Guitar is undeniably this: 
one of the biggest reasons, if not the biggest, most of us are making and playing CBGs.
"Hrrumph! I've been making and playing since blah, blah, blah." someone is muttering right now. 
Good on ya, my friend. But had it not been for Shane starting:  the first known website for cigar box guitarsa Yahoo! group devoted to makers and admirers of CBGsand CigarBoxNation.com then it's likely that many of us wouldn't have felt the ripple effect of his efforts.

That effect led so many people to grab a stick and a box and make a cigar box guitar of their own.
I didn't know who Shane Speal was until I was working for C.B. Gitty Crafter Supply for at least a year.

Had it not been for Shane's work, C.B. Gitty likely wouldn't exist, nor the market that supports the business.
This isn't some love-fest post about Shane. In fact, Shane does s…