love the primitive simplicity of a cigar box guitar. And I love
that go back hundreds of years, today there's a resurgence of
artists playing and building them. There's nothing like making
music on a primitive, handmade instrument. BEWARE! It is
addicting and challenging and addicting...
I've created some that look like they were discovered after a hundred
years in an attic or shed, and I''ve crafted some that look Hot
Rodded, and can stand the rigors of touring and recording.
Different strokes... You could have different CBGs for
different songs. They inspire and challenge.!
I 'm the 4
String General at Cigar
Box Guitar Headquarters -
visit us to see
a lot of videos and photos and tips and ideas and cool people.
Got the bug to build one of your own? Check out the Cigar Box Guitar Builders Forum
and Cigar Box Guitars Forum
Check out a lot of videos of CBG Fests I've filmed across the USA HERE.
Buy CBG pickups and bridges and wiring harnesses and other items HERE.
But first, check out a few of my CBGs for
inspiration for yours:
I'd love to build
one for you - just ask!
Here for more pics of the CBG Reso
woudn't believe it if I told you
My main CBG and early case.
Wizard of Oz Lunchbox guitar,
Bass Sandal electric foot stomper prototype, ToneBox
to keep up with Doc Williamson on tour
Not a true Cigar Box git, but a 2 string Diddley Bow.
This instrument was the inspiration for the Honey Dripper Guitar.
Two planks nailed together, with bailing wire strung between nails.
She makes a scratcy, old blues sound played with a bottle slide.
A simple 3 string
CBGs - a six string with dual rail humbucker and a 2 string
string, Arturo Fuente 6 string, Delicioso 1 string diddley
cane, the BoSS, Helix 2 string
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