I recently stumbled upon something that I had heard about before, but never gave any thought to until I actually saw one – cigar box guitars. I’m a musician and I always wondered how I could ever combine woodworking with my 1st passion as a musician. I’ve looked into being a luthier, but after watching some videos decided that I would need a little more skill as a woodworker first and a few more tools. After seeing some information about cigar box guitars I decided that they were definitely do-able for me at this point. Plus, I think they look stinking cool. They don’t sound bad either.
So anyway, I need some cigar boxes first, right? I looked up some cigar shops and found one pretty close to where I live. I tried to call a couple of times, but got no answer. I decided to just drive over there and was in luck. He sells his empty boxes for only $2 each. Sweet! There was a stack of them by the front door, so I picked out these:
I started this blog series because I thought it would be a good reminder for me to see how I started. I’m so excited about building these that I think it may be something that I continue to do, improving with each one.
Wish me luck.