My 1st Cigar Box Guitar

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Well about a year ago I won a book on “How to Build a Cigar Box” on this forum. I had a lot of other projects to catch up on, and now I have finally completed said cigar box guitar. so here I am pllaying that little jewel; sounds nice and only three strings instead of six.

The neck is red oak stained dark walnut. I rounded the neck a bit with a 5/16” round over bit. I didn’t build the cigar box amp, because I suck at electrical things. :-)

I would never have considered it if not for that book. So thanks LJ. I see more of these getting built in my future.

-- Mike

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#1 posted 07-19-2013 07:05 PM

FRrom what i can see it looks cool, some close-up pics would be nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 07-19-2013 09:13 PM

I can almost here the melodies from here !

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-19-2013 10:37 PM

WoodenFrog – Try these, might not be close enough. what detail are ya looking for?

-- Mike

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Ted Crocker

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 10:18 PM

Looks great Mike, I also love the little amp! There is a large community of builders and players of cigar box guitars. You can find lots of info, lessons, photos, videos, groups, forums and even live chat at the Handmade Music Clubhouse There’s also info on all types of homemade instruments and music.

-- Make some sawdust & make some music!

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 01:53 PM

Thanks Ted, nice site; I see me there often.

-- Mike

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