cigar box guitar

  • Advertise with us
Project by will delaney posted 05-11-2012 08:47 PM 1357 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of the LJ have posted cigar box guitar so I thought i would give it a try. This was a great project! There was a lot of research into the making of a guitar which added to the fun. The cigar box is made of cedar and the neck is fretted and made of walnut. I used General clear coat as a finish sanded down to 320.Learning about the history of these guitars and build one seams to be addictive. Before I was finished with this one I was looking for cigar boxes to build the next cbg. Now to find the time to learn how to play.

6 comments so far

View degoose's profile


7209 posts in 3076 days

#1 posted 05-11-2012 09:31 PM

Very cool, man..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View Ted's profile


2808 posts in 1932 days

#2 posted 05-11-2012 10:35 PM

Great idea! But of course I gotta ask… does it play as nice as it looks? :)

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

View will delaney's profile

will delaney

325 posts in 2357 days

#3 posted 05-12-2012 12:08 AM

Ted it actual sound pretty good. I have to tweak a few things to improve the sound but the fret scale is correct. Look on YouTube and you could see how great these CBG sound.

View Rick M's profile

Rick M

9930 posts in 2101 days

#4 posted 05-13-2012 08:39 AM

Nice job. I’m in the process of building two, one for me and one for the wife. Mine will have an oak neck, hers is walnut, but I will probably add a walnut fingerboard to mine.


View Martyroc's profile


2712 posts in 2027 days

#5 posted 05-14-2012 03:14 AM

COOL! I like this, I have not seen a CBG in years, thanks for brining back some old memories.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View drbyte's profile


756 posts in 3783 days

#6 posted 05-14-2012 03:25 PM

It’s definitely addictive!! Great build, keep ‘em coming!

-- Dennis, WV

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics