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Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar Box Guitars are part of Americana. Please add your pics and videos and feel free to start a discussion with any help you can offer folks just getting started in this addictive hobby. Any questions? Just ask!

There's also lots and lots of videos on YouTube with performances and building tips. Search for Cigar Box Guitars and you'll be amazed at the diversity of music and instruments.

**WARNING: Building and playing CBGs can become an all consuming obsession!

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Discussion Forum

Three Stringer, right angled bridge or not?

Started by Peter Hendley. Last reply by Angus Edwards Aug 3, 2018. 4 Replies

Hullo there fellas, um I am in the process of making a 3 stringed  guitar based upon an old nail box. hopefully I can attach some pics. While I have marked out where the frets would go (based upon a…Continue

pickup location

Started by Harleytodd. Last reply by Tom Temple May 31, 2015. 7 Replies

I am building my 3rd cbg, the first with a single coil pickup.  I see from others pictures a range of location, from closer to the neck to closer to the bridge and in between.  Using a padron average…Continue

Tags: location, pickup

Parade Magazine: How to Make a Guitar Out of a Cigar Box

Started by Ted Crocker May 1, 2013. 0 Replies

from Parade MagazineFamily Fun: How to Make a Guitar Out of a…Continue

Tags: box, guitar, cigar, a, magazine

Ah got me a "NEW" book on making the CBG for y'all.

Started by Mordacai Bondurant. Last reply by Harleytodd Apr 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Howdy y'all,I just finished up writing a brand spanking "NEW" book on making the CBG.Rather than steal my own 'thunder', I think best y'all just wonder over to my web site and take a peek for…Continue

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Comment by Jon Pruett on March 3, 2010 at 4:26pm
I've been using decorative grommets from the craft store in the fabric section.
Comment by John on March 3, 2010 at 4:10pm
Hello folks,

I was wondering if any of you know where I can get some rings for my soundholes. Just started building and I don't know what you all are using. Thanks for any help.

Comment by bairfoot cajun on December 13, 2009 at 10:07pm
started a new cbg this weekend

6-string martin neck acoustic cbg
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 26, 2009 at 6:36pm
when ya load photos hogs grunt on yer edit photos column there should be a rotate button you can click on to put them any way you want them brother.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on November 21, 2009 at 3:47pm
cigar box guitars are very interesting creatures.

be they vintage or modern there is no question that they are interesting.

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