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How to Add Legs to a 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar

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Turn your 2x4 Lap Steel Guitar into a console lap steel with this simple mod using three table legs!  The simple tripod setup gives a sturdy foundation at just the right height for you to sit and slide away!

You'll need:

  • C. B. Gitty 2x4 Lap Steel Kit (completed with a 2x4 plank)
  • Three 27.5" table legs from Lowes or any other big box hardware store
  • Three angle mounting plates for the legs

Here's the simple process:

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As it turns out, quite a bit - check out this guitar's amazing (and ongoing) story below.For a while now, I have been working on finding ways to help my homeless friend Connan down in New Orleans. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to auction this guitar off and donate the proceeds his apartment [...]

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VIDEO: The Secret Riff That Will Help You Sell More Cigar Box Guitars

by Shane SpealI've been selling cigar box guitars at street fairs and festivals for over twenty years now.  I've learned that it's not enough to just make some guitars and put them on a table.  You're fighting for the attention of passers-by who are being pulled in by other vendors and attractions.  Having the ability [...]

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VIDEO: "They're like driving a Masarati!" - Rob Wrobel and his high class cigar box guitars

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C. B. Gitty lowers worldwide shipping rates, expands free shipping & rewards programs

Getting cigar box guitar necks, pickups and all other parts just got less expensive this week. C. B. Gitty just announced sweeping reductions to worldwide postage. The free shipping level for U. S. customers has also been lowered to $84.99!Ben "Gitty" Baker says, "we negotiated a special price deal with the US Postal Service [...]

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Build a Cigar Box Distortion Unit With This Easy Hack

Last year, C. B. Gitty introduced the Psycho Knob internal distortion, an easy to install circuit that added fuzz effects inside your guitar.  Now Shane Speal shows you how to hack the kit to become a standalone unit that can be used on all your electric guitars!First, the demo video:What you'll need:  (Click each picture [...]

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Gitty Rewards - Free Stuff With Purchase!

Buy stuff, get free stuff. It's as simple as that.We now have a Free Rewards program here at C. B. Gitty. You already buy your parts and gear here, and now you can get extra FREE stuff every time you do. Whether you're buying a few sets of tuners or a season's worth of parts, [...]

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