1st Cigar Box Guitar

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Project by JacKknife posted 01-16-2016 03:50 PM 913 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 1st Guitar Build From Scratch

I’ve had a large number of cigar boxes for a while now, do different things with them and saw these guitars online. Decided to give it a shot but wasn’t sure how it would turn out, especially considering I don’t play guitar and don’t know much about them. Did alot of research and this is what I came up with, my 1st guitar.

Think it turned out really nice, and even sounds good. Next project will be an electric cigar box guitar.

Enjoy, hope you like it.

1. Guitar Neck- Red Oak
2. Fret Board-Poplar (not the best choice, didn’t want to use anything too expensive or nice as I wasn’t sure how overall project would turn out) Next Guitar will have a Cherry Fret Board w/ Flame Wood Tuner Head
3. Guitar Parts – message me and I’ll give you the website where I purchased the parts from

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#1 posted 01-16-2016 08:37 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 01-17-2016 01:49 AM

These cigar box guitars are pretty cool, and yours turned out very nicely! I’ve heard them played before, and they actually sound pretty good!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 02:23 PM

Very nice! Once the CBG bug has bit, it’s hard to quit collecting boxes and building them!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 01-18-2016 02:29 PM

Very cool!
I like cigar boxes too, except I build mine into mechanical puzzle boxes. If you ever want to trade my larger ones (which I don’t use as often) for your smaller ones (far more appealing for puzzle box making) let me know.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~

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