Albeit guitar manufacturing has come a long way in the past hundred years, there is a long history to show that you don’t need much to make a guitar. With this in mind, we are going to be bringing this cigar box into the modern era by amplifying it with a piezo contact pickup and a volume knob. Intro: My Home-made Cigar Box Guitar. A friend and I were having a 4 month-long competition on who could make the best home-made instrument, we don’t really know who won, but mine is most. I was tired of carrying around heavy guitars and amplifiers whenever I went on holiday or camping and needed something to play while I was away. That’s why I made this.
The art of making guitars from cigar boxes, their blues origins, and songs played on them.