StumbleCol-Stumble On-T14

by Colin Merry on September 9, 2019

Hey people,

Today a new video clip, for my song “Stumble On”, feathering my new NRP T14.

Some of these songs were written on a 6-string, but then re-imagined for 3 or 4 string Cigar Box Guitar and are now being returned to 6-string, for my new National guitar sets, on my small, but beautiful National guitar collection.

This has caused some problems with muscle memory, learning to play these songs this way. I have with 3 and 4 string CBG`s become lazy and have found that often I am only using my first two finger and not my third, when starting from up the neck and running down, so again I have spent most of this year learning and learning.

On the left B series NRP in black rust(Modern National Duolian), in the middle National Reso-Lectric Revolver and on the right a National T14, in the weathered Steel finish.

The song is Stumble On, I wrote this one for the Might StumbleCol album in 2013.

I liked it so much, that I had it tattooed on the back of my neck.

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Many Thanks,

Stumble On,

Col

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StumbleCol Drunk As A Skunk-National T14

by Colin Merry on September 2, 2019

Hi guys,

Today a new song on a new guitar to share with you.

The Guitar is my new National T14, in the weathered steel finish, this is an incredible guitar to play, with a beautiful tone. This model was only released a year ago and mine is number nine, I bet that there aren`t many of these in the UK.

This NRP Tricone Resonator has a factory fitting National Slimline Pick-up.

The song is a brand new one, the first written on this new National guitar. It is called “Drunk As A Skunk”, a bit tongue in cheek and is about my love of drinking beer. The guitar is tuned to Open D and the harmonica is hohner Pro Harp in G.

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Many Thanks,

Stumble On,

Col

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StumbleCol Nothing Is Written In Stone on a modern National Duolian

August 26, 2019

Hi guys, Today a video to share with you from a couple of months back, feathering my B Series, 14 Fret, NRP, it is the modern National version of the 1930`s Duolian with a National Slimline Pickup. The song is a new version of one of mine, “Nothing Is Written In Stone” the idea is […]

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StumbleCol Brexit Blues Resolectric Revolver

June 12, 2019

This is a newish song, the first written on my National Resophonic Resolectric Revolver, I am a remainer and the song “Brexit Blues” is my take on the Brexit Referendum. If you enjoyed this clip, please share it for me. Many Thanks, Stumble On, Col

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StumbleCol Live Until I Die NRP

June 2, 2019

Hi Guys, Today another song played on my new B Series NRP in Black Rust finish. The song is “Live Until I Die”, a cautionary tale about the long term consequences of a Rock N Roll party life style. If you enjoyed this clip, please share it for me. Many Thanks, Stumble On, Col

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StumbleCol Whineful Moan Resolectric Revolver

May 23, 2019

Not a Cigar Box Guitar in sight, but a nice guitar to show you. This is my National Resophonic Resolectric Revolver guitar, a total joy to play. An original StumbleCol song, in the tradition of foundation Blues songs, a tune about dying and the sorrow of leaving people behind. Written for the Mighty StumbleCol album, […]

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StumbleCol The Miracle of Santa Maria

May 19, 2019

Sorry it has been a while, but I am back with a new guitar and new song. Not a Cigar Box Guitar in sight! Yes a brand new song, the first that I have written on my new modern National Resophonic, 1930`s style Duolian replica. I can report, that is the best guitar for tone […]

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For Sale-The Chestnut Mare 3 String Cigar Box Guitar

January 26, 2019

Hi guys, Here is my latest build on offer, The Chestnut Mare, 3-String, through neck, Cigar Box Guitar This Cigar Box Guitar has a Montecristo box, a Red Grandis, one piece, hardwood neck, with 3-strings, 23 frets, Mother of Pearl, top fret mark inlays, a bone nut and bridge, double Piezo pickup with volume control, […]

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StumbleCol Live Session Nov 18

December 12, 2018

Hi guys, Here are some videos for ya, 4 clips, 4 original StumbleCol songs, recorded in November 2018. All played on my 6-string, wine box, dog bowl, resonator guitar, I call this build the Cadillac, it is tuned to a low, open C. The first song is Voodoo Rhythm, which was recorded and released on […]

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StumbleCol TV Show No. 4

March 18, 2018

Hey people, Here is show number 4 If you enjoyed this post, please share it for me. Many Thanks, Stumble On, Col

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