This free 8-page guide will show you all of the steps needed to build your first 3-string slide Cigar Box Guitar. The guide makes it easy, outlining all of the parts and tools you will need (along with helpful hints on where to get them), and with clear, photo-illustrated instructions on how to assemble your instrument. As a birthday present for my brother, I decided to make him a nice cigar box guitar. And lastly, I wanted to make this instructable because I wanted to share everything I learned, plus to give back for all the helpful guides I used for this project. Learning a brief history of the cigar box guitar should give you some serious inspiration to build one of your own.
179 pg guide covering the complete design and construction of a top end solid body electric cigar box guitar. Wood selection and storage, design considerations, hardware selection, neck carving, finishing, electronics, final assembly, and set up. Discover thousands of images about Cigar Box Guitar on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Check out the add-on options above, to make your cigar box guitar even cooler! Please note that if you choose an all-wood box, that the procedure for mounting the neck may be somewhat different than what is described in the how-to guide.
Josh Gayou of SmokeHouse Guitars has just released a 179-page guide to his methods for building solid-body electric cigar box guitars! Josh is a well-known builder in the CBG community, and his guide is packed full of pictures and practical knowledge that he has learned through extensive hands-on experience. As one of the founders of MAKE magazine, I’ve made quite a few physical objects. Nothing has been more fun than making guitars out of cigar boxes. The amazing thing about them is that they aren’t difficult to build, are fairly fault-tolerant, and yet sound good! David Sutton’s book is a perfect introduction to the world of cigar box guitars. Cigar Box Guitars. The Ultimate DIY Guide for the Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution. More than just a how-to guide, this book chronicles the modern revival of the cigar box guitar. You’ll learn a bit about its roots, influential personalities and the cultural trends that are bringing this instrument back to the musical landscape.
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Sutton published a DIY guide for fashioning these musical instruments. Watch a web-extra video of Sutton playing his handmade guitars and talking about this unique hobby, and view a photo gallery of his cigar box guitars. Shop C B Gitty Cigar Box Guitars and Gear on Reverb.