The Cigar Box Guitar

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Project by WhiskeyWaters posted 12-25-2007 03:00 PM 3127 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually created several of these (about ten in total) last month with the kids. Took some pictures of the making of my favorite.

It should be emblazoned with the line: THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS, in honor of Woodie Guthrie (This Land is Your Land fame) but er…kids. Not appropriate.

And no, I am not one those fancy maker cats. But I will be, ladies and gentlemen. I’m gunnin’ for you.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 12-25-2007 03:08 PM

I bet they loved these!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#2 posted 12-25-2007 09:12 PM

Cool Beans, dude. You won’t believe this, but my wife has actually been after me to make some of these. She has been saving cigar boxes from work for years now. She just saw yours and flipped so now I’ve got to take appropriate action. Thanks. Any tips?

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 10:05 PM

That’s funny. It reminded me of a kids show, Emmett Otters Jugband Christmas. Thanks for the memory.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 03:24 PM

love the guitar.
i am addicted to home made instruments.
keep on building!
everone should try to build a instrument. they are so much fun and exciting to hear the first sound come out of something you created!!!

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 06:31 PM

Dittos to Roy. “If you build it, they will play.” (to rip off the baseball movie)

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