My first experience with a cigar box guitar was barely an experience at all. I saw one hanging on the wall of guitar store in 2005. I really was'nt sure what the heck it was other than a wall decoration. A few months later one late night I was on Ebay when I came across cigar box parts. This led my search some cigar box guitar links where builders were playing their wares. One particular link led me to a video of a musician(Reddog) wailing away on a three string guitar. The sound was primative,gritty, and mean. At the same time, it was also almost a spiritual experience. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I was rediscovering music and the real roots of blues for the first time. The cigar box guitar has changed the way I look at music forever. There was a time in my life that I wanted to be a luthier. I'm glad that did'nt happen. There is a freedom and excitement to building and playing a CBG knowing that almost anything can happen when there are "no rules". In the world of art - rules are meant to be broken. This instrument and thier creators do just that.