Tag: Cigar box guitar
Cigar Box Guitar with Hidden Whiskey Mini-Bar: “Cigar Box Guitars (CBG’s) have become very popular in the past few years. My theory is that it is due to two things: the economic downturn and the emergence of the hipster culture. CBG’s are very cheap to build. And they are fun to play while sipping a Pabst and wearing an ironic T-shirt. A cigar b…
By: The Papier Boy
At age eight he made his first instrument, a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings. By 10 he was playing music. By the mid-1920s Sam had started jumping trains, shooting dice, and playing the blues anywhere he could. He served time at the …
Read more here:Honoring Lightnin’ – Gilmer Mirror
As an artist and a very amateur guitarist, the idea of making my own instrument seems very appealing to me. The obvious choice is a cigar box guitar. This instrument was made out of necessity to create music when one couldn’t afford instruments. Kids and adults alike created their own instruments out of the materials on hand.
Continuing work on the neck of my first cigar box guitar build. I have two sizes of tuners and am still trying to decide which size to use. I am taking quite a bit of joy carving the neck and trying to detail out the headstock.