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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 Rick "rocket" Moore on June 19, 2017 at 11:57pm

decided to build a new guitar. I used mahogany for the neck . I was going to put a single coil pickup in it but it came out so good already, I don't want to mess it up by cutting into the neck. I'll keep those parts for another build :)  so far this has taken around 20 hours. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10158817889940142.1073741...

Comment by rodney fruits on October 18, 2014 at 12:50am

Comment by james taze bennett on May 19, 2014 at 9:10pm

Comment by james taze bennett on May 19, 2014 at 9:09pm

Just finished this 4 stringer . hand made box has mahogny sides and bottom, top is figured maple. neck decorations ar all inlayed.

Comment by james taze bennett on May 19, 2014 at 9:04pm

Comment by james taze bennett on March 13, 2014 at 6:44am

Realy like the video.

Comment by Mordacai Bondurant on March 12, 2014 at 7:31pm

Y'all probably already seen this on CigarBoxNation, but if'n ya ain't seen it....how 'bout takin' a gander at my new CBG video on YouTube:


That there video will be your startin' point to makin' these here CBGs....believe me!



Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 8:04am

Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 8:03am

Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 7:14am

Hi all this is my latest build. A headless 3 string with cat dish reso and two piezo,s in the bridge.


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