Handmade Cigar Box and Washboard Guitars

  • Advertise with us
Project by RobertJ posted 03-19-2014 06:12 PM 3575 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3/4×1.5” oak or maple sticks, old cigar boxes, string accessories, strings and wired pickups.

I’ll never make it as a luthier but this project involved building 4 guitars from wood scraps, cigar boxes, old guitar parts and a washboard. Each of the guitars sounds fantastic to my bowl making ears (what’s that ringing sound in my right ear?).

This was a really fun project and there are many videos on youtube showing you how to make cigar box guitars (acoustic or electric).

Please enjoy while I get back to turning some 14” bowls.

-- RobertJ, Southern California

3 comments so far

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 3989 days

#1 posted 03-19-2014 06:58 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View drbyte's profile


828 posts in 4457 days

#2 posted 03-19-2014 08:00 PM

Great job! These things are addictive! They take me away from bowl and lathe work too!

-- Dennis, WV

View Richard's profile


11274 posts in 3427 days

#3 posted 03-21-2014 06:38 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics