Tags : | Blues | 3.16 MB

Description : 3 string fretless cigar box guitar blues done for Ghost of a guitar art 3 string electric cigar box guitar, 5 string bass see them here http://imgur.com/gallery/ugZL2 and addictive drums.

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  1. jive4005
    jive4005 on Sun 22nd Nov 2020 - 3 years ago

    Cool, reminds me of the small clubs in the early 70's with those 15 minute leads.

  2. Shaman77
    Shaman77 on Fri 31st Jan 2020 - 4 years ago


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    The picture it went with is no longer available, but that's a great description of both the music and image. It was a ghostly guitar image in a garden, best I can describe it.

  3. laurentwirz
    laurentwirz on Tue 19th Jun 2018 - 5 years ago

    J'aime. I love it. Ich liebe es. Super ambiance! Bravo.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thanks :D Bit of fun improv on my fretless 3 string guitar that was paired with an image.

  4. srob1234
    srob1234 on Tue 17th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago

    Such a haunting and hypnotic sound. I really got lost in this track.... my mind just went wandering. It was awesome. Well done! :)

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    It was done for an abstract ghostly pic of a guy in a garden holding an acoustic guitar, I love how haunting it came out. I got lost in it just playing! These cbgs can tell a tale drawing you in all on their own. Thanks srob :p

  5. toastedavalanche
    toastedavalanche on Tue 17th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago

    Sexy, hypnotic and mysterious... these are 3 words that people might use to describe me. However, this song is bad ass! Makes you want to walk into a gritty western bar, order a whiskey and glare cooly at the locals as you pick your next gunfight victim.
    It will also work well with a joint, a comfy recliner chair and El Topo playing on the TV. Awesome stuff.


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Both scenarios sound exciting ;) I guess this could fit under blues, country or even folk. I like the hill blues which combines all three. I find cbgs to be quite hypnotyzing to listen to people playing, LOVE em! Thanks TA

  6. TrippyHippyCrew
    TrippyHippyCrew on Tue 17th Jan 2017 - 7 years ago

    really nailed it with the dark vibe and the bendiness

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Doom blues ;) The bendiness comes from playing with a slide on the fretless guitar. Thanks Trippy Hippy!

  7. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Sun 1st Jan 2017 - 7 years ago

    Oops, I didn't read the description :D

    Addictive drums. Very good quality drum kit! Did you add any effects to it like compression or reverb?



    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    I played the guitar through Guitar rig 5, I think it was atmospheric guitar setting. The project is on my desktop, I'll have to look what I did, but I think I left everything pretty raw.

  8. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Sun 1st Jan 2017 - 7 years ago

    That guitar man! That seems to be the shining quality in this one. This is a cigar box guitar?! Really has a haunting tone to it - just like I know you love :p What did you use for the drums?


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Cigar box guitar with a handmade maple neck, oak fretboard, tuners salvaged from an old Yamaha acoustic, a humbucker pickup from an Ibanez guitar with Earnie Balls strings, played using a glass slide. The nut is a piece of threaded rod, some bolt I found and cut to length, string trees are just screws, the bridge is a piece of brass rod from a sink drain stopper with a spoon for a string anchor/tail piece. This is my favorite one and first built using a magnetic pickup. Been using piezo pickups in them all but this one. I believe the drums are addictive drums.

  9. imakebeatsofficial
    imakebeatsofficial on Wed 26th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    sexy guitar and very atmospheric

    high quality production aswell, I like the trippyness throughout



    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    very sexy guitar :p 3 string fretless homemade electric cigar box guitar. I like the pic it's paired with, so trippy, the longer you look at it the more pops out at you. Thanks Lank :D

  10. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Sun 16th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Hey Katz, yeah man I'm just now getting to the Halloween tracks and find you and I both took a similar direction this year. Certain blues can be pretty haunting and you nailed the vibe here for sure. Some really sweet slide bro, The guitar sounds awesome, and great job with the bass and drums as well. The Doom Blues are happnin, this Halloween !

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    YAAAYY!!Doom blues \m/ I love how haunting the delta slide blues can be, so full of soul and emotion. Thanks Neo B-D I'm going to make some more halloween tunes, wouldn't be right without a zombie and witch one! Both almost complete.

  11. Taanz
    Taanz on Sat 15th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Really enjoy the music man. I used this song as a track in my most recent video. If you wish for me to remove it just say and I will take it down. I do not monetize my channel.


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thanks Taanz :D I don't monetize my music, just happy to share it and make others happy with it. It's free to use and abuse any way you see fit, just more places for others to enjoy or hate it as well :p
    Cool video, bit dizzy now *grabs barf bag* LOL!!

  12. SlateShoals
    SlateShoals on Thu 13th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    I'd kill to mix that guitar stem.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    No need to kill! Happy Halloween :D http://www.mediafire.com/file/wbp5tvc664qhwyj/Ghost+Guitar.zip Dry and wet version of just the guitar. Wait, you didn't even say trick or treat!

  13. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    This is nothing short of brilliant my friend ! Those guitars sound fabulous while creating unique atmosphere!
    Thumbs up & faved !


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thanks Orlando, they all have such a unique sound. Amazing such simple instruments can sound so good and you play these fretless with only one finger (with a slide). I have one made from an Altoids breath mints tin I need to record, but it's difficult to play being so tiny hahaha I was watching some you tube videos of people playing cigar box guitars in similar style, no drums or bass backing, just love the atmosphere they can create! This one just seemed too lonely and needed a bit of company. I have a 3 string fretted one to string up and try, maybe I'll have time this weekend to do that.

  14. PapaNelson
    PapaNelson on Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Wow. This is really really freaking good my man! Congrats on the track! I love the sound that you're able to put out (: Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of work! Much love!

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Nothing makes me happier than sharing these :D I've given a number of these guitars away and you should see people's smile when they get one! The sound is amazing from each one. This one is my first only electric, got a pick up out of my Ibanez Gio which got an upgrade. I use a contact mic in the others so they're acoustic/electric. Thanks PapaNelson :D

  15. Wobbin
    Wobbin on Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    HAHAHA grumpy cat is seriously the shit! I'm often posting a meme from it on coversations with friends or family LOL. Grumpy cat is for sure president from all evil in the world. There is no other way...

    Chainsaw is sharpened with japanese wetstones. Mmmmmh fresh meat!

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    With my artist name it was a perfect fit hahaha!! I'll post a picture tomorrow of them. They say the devil is the great deciever so what better form than a cute little pussy cat (^._.^)/ I love the meme Cat of Northern Darkness and Abbath, we've found the one fortold of!
    I picked up some extra fuel this year, that sucked last year when it ran out halfway through that fat guy and we had to finish by hand!

  16. Darknives
    Darknives on Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Awesome man, seems like soundtrack for an awesome movie.
    Also, glad to see Blue played in a psychadelic/doom fashion. Really nice man, keep them coming.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Doom blues, what a perfect pair up being my two favorite genres :p Oh for sure more on the way. These guitars are addicting not only to build but to play!

  17. Wobbin
    Wobbin on Wed 12th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Nice! This is def freaky and nasty :D
    Respect for the made guitars! Awesome pics. And that artwork on them hahaha hero

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    I learned about cigar box guitars about a year ago, HAD to have one!! I'm a handyman by trade so building one was the only acceptable option. They're literally a stick stuck through a box, and as intricate or as simple as you choose to make them. The sounds out of them though :O All my regular guitars and basses have Grumpy cat (the great lord and master) on them, except my 5 string has just paw prints. That's my only cbg with grumpy, the rest typically have really cool artwork so I leave them that way. I saw that pic needing music and immediately said I'll compose for this! Improv playing, like most of my guitar playing. Thanks Wobbin the evil chef, I'll have a very nice supply of trick or treaters for you this year so sharpen up that chainsaw 3:D>

  18. FBeatz46
    FBeatz46 on Tue 11th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Melancholic. Southern Blues with soul to it! Absolute genuis Soundscheme! Just Dope!

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thanks Kingbeatz, so much soul comes out of such simple instruments!!

  19. mindhiest
    mindhiest on Tue 11th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    nice. picture myself in a dark dive bar.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    It's the Looperman Cafe at Halloween ;)

  20. silverman
    silverman on Tue 11th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    So dark and worrying! What's down the road around the corner in this darknessssss? You must have one hell of a collection of that stuff by now Phatz. Top sound from a very creative man.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    18 cigar box guitars (well, cookie and various tins too) here right now, that's not including the ones I've given away and 2 in a local flea market for sale :D Thanks Silverman, this one is my fav's, such incredible sound out of it! I guess we'll just have to venture into the darkness to see what lies beyond, what's the worst that could happen? I do have quite the collection of dark tracks as well with more on the way for halloween. Coming across some older incomplete ones I'm trying to finish up, if they're worth finishing.

  21. SonnyChapelle
    SonnyChapelle on Sat 8th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Mogwai meets Mark Lanegan meets phatkatz4. Bring out the whisky and cigars my friend, this is where i got lost in the south and never came back. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    *Brings out the wjiskey and cigars* :p Bit too hot in the south for me, northerner myself, but I absolutely love the soulful sounds of the south!! Thanks Sonny :D

  22. lAVel
    lAVel on Fri 7th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Never thought that a 3 string can make such sounds,very nice chill sound.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Incredible the sounds I can get out of these home made guitars!! Bet you never heard a 2 string cookie tin guitar sound like this http://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/175212 3:D> My paperbox 3 string cbg sounds like a dobro.

  23. Nodog
    Nodog on Fri 7th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Hi i love this sound with the guitar how do you record that ? i was in Worcester in South africa last year and they make those guitars with 1 gallon oil cans and they sound great best regards Robbie

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    This one is an electric, I used a pick up out of my Ibanez Gio, it got a new one, but on most I use a piezo pick up (contact mic) so they're wired just like a regular electric guitar. I've made a few acoustics but prefer adding the electonics for the option of recording without a mic. You'll get sound acoustically, the bigger the box the louder it will be. I play through an audio interface into my computer to record. The fx used here are Guitar rig 5 - blues git 74 and soundtoys - Crystaline. I see alot of stuff they make in africa out of soda bottles, soup cans and stuff :p Amazing the instruments that can be made out of junk! One man's trash is another's treasure. Saw an instrument that was nails stuck into a branch and the guy would hit them with like drum sticks, each had a different tone. I sent 8 american license plates to a guy in pretoria south africa a few months ago, he was going to make them into license plate guitars, made a few of those myself, also cookie tins and many other assorted tins/boxes. They're addicting as hell and so much fun to play! This is a great video on ho to make one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8 same guy does one finger lessons to teach people to play them too.

  24. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Fri 7th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    You are getting some absolutely great sounds out of those cg guitars my friend...this is great stuff...gotta go have a look at your pics..but I`m thinking the great sound going on has more than a little to do with the talented player.....right on...Ed

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Everyone of them has a unique sound, this one is one of my fav's http://imgur.com/gallery/QZBjOoT That's just a few. I made 2 out of Altoids breath mint tins they're so tiny hahaha I have a coors beer minikeg I was challenged to make one with, maybe I'll have some time this weekend to do that one. I'll try and get more pics up and leave a link on my pg or if you find me on FB I have a bunch of pics there. Made a few with cookie tins, werthers original tins, got another 3 stringer fretted this time just waiting on a nut and strings. So much soul in such simple instruments B-) I have a bread loaf pan with a fat dowel for a neck, one stringer. I think that's going to a guy that comes in to the dump every saturday, he's been asking me for one. I'm even considering a contest on here where the prize is a cbg, I build them for next to nothing, only thing shipping may be expensive outside the US. Thanks Ed

  25. topvega
    topvega on Fri 7th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Reminds me of Clutch's Bluesier songs. Sweet stuff brosef. Nice job all around on this one.


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Love this stuff!! I could never play the delta blues very well on my 6 strings, take a few away and... ;) I'll check out some of Clutch's bluseier stuff, I've heard some of their metal. There's alot of this style on you tube, mostly just the guitar solo. I tried that and it felt like it was missing something.

  26. DijamMusic
    DijamMusic on Thu 6th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Hello Burt,
    There isnt any word that can be said about your talent mate.
    Big well done to you mate.
    Really enjoyed it.


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thanks Jamid, just doing what I love. There's no greater reward than knowing others enjoy it as well.

  27. crucethus
    crucethus on Thu 6th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    F**K yeah!
    nice nice swampy yet such a clear mix and sound. The bass really holds it together. Doom-Blues

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    You like that guitar ha? ;) Same one I played on Time for work blues, the black one in the center http://imgur.com/gallery/QZBjOoT Doom-Blues, perfect! Two of my favorite genres!! I need to make some cigar box guitar black metal now. Thanks Cru :D

  28. Bindanox
    Bindanox on Wed 5th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Beautiful guitar tones on here Burt.This is really soothing.I like your programming of the drums.
    Good work


    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    I absolutely love the tone of that guitar. Its a maple neck, oak fretboard (fretless) a wooden cigar box with neck through body and a humbucker pick up from my Ibanez Gio, which got a new V* Ibanez pickup, Earnie Ball 9 gauge strings played with a medium wall glass slide. Everyone of them has a unique sound but this is my fav! I find this style very soothing. I love how the guitar alone can tell a tale. I was just going to have the guitar alone like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcn3WbidU8I but really liked how the drums and bass glued it all together, I play to a drum groove to keep time. Thanks Nelson

  29. Danke
    Danke on Wed 5th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    yes Burt...now, this is truly amazing...that atmosphere you created is honestly frighteningly beautiful...(good English)...:-)
    guitars are really nice and the drums groove is so cool...

    10/10 faved, dl, handshake, Danke

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    You're Hunglish is getting quite good Danke :p It is very beautiful, hauntingly beautiful, I find this style soothing. Handshake, so when are you getting yourself a cigar box guitar? I'd love to hear you playing one!

  30. MGproduct
    MGproduct on Wed 5th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Nice one ... very good

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    Thank You :D

  31. Metabolic
    Metabolic on Wed 5th Oct 2016 - 7 years ago

    Aww yeah..

    I'm in love with the South, it's music has such an eldritch quality to it. Beautiful to my ears and you capture it like a swampy baws.

    Low, slow and dark, I wish my brain could calm down and make some down-tempo darkness like this, teach me master.

    Of course Lovecraft comes to mind, The Call Of Cthulhu, the section where the detective and his men interrupt the "voodoo" gathering.. The sounds in distant, the lurking fear. Yes.

    Reply by Burtsbluesboxes

    So much emotion in music from south, being so rich in history. I love the ghostly, melancholic tone of the lone cigar box guitar playing. That's where these cigar box guitars originated, there and with the mountain people, people too poor to afford instruments so they made them. LOL! 'master' *blushes* Funny, before I came home and recorded this I was listening to some very fast paced black metal, there's only a few bands in that genre I really like 3:D> This song in particular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcn3WbidU8I fkn LOVE this stuff!! Just play/compose what your soul tells you, concious thought fks it all up, if I think I fk up. Fast, slow whatever comes out,let the music tell you where it wants to go. If you brain says play fast, just go with it :p Sometimes I play fast but seems the slower darker stuff really gets me going! My Dying Bide (older stuff) always gets me inspired. All improv, bass was done in one take. I hit record and played along. Guitar took 3 takes cuz I kept hitting some wrong notes when I slid way up and I hate editing!! I need to do some more Lovecraft themed stuff, I smell a collab ;) I have the rats in the walls on my player. The doom that came to Saranath is another good one or the music of Erik Zahn. Bowed cigar box guitar would make a great violin substitute. I wonder what bowed banjo would sound like, have to try it. Slide banjo is neat but I keep hitting the frets because of the low action.

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