Tuesday 5 March 2013

Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar Box Guitars - An Introduction

The thing I love about cigar box guitars, or CBGs is that THERE ARE NO RULES. Nobody can tell you the way you should make them, or play them...It's a box on a stick, with some strings attached ! - CBGs sound fantastic, whether they are strummed, plucked or played with a slide. 3 strings, 4 strings...It doesn't matter... Experimentation is part of the fun. The guys at this website :Handmade Music Clubhouse have been really helpful and supportive, but above all, inspirational... 


OK, here's my video on how to make a CBG...Apologies for the singing :

CBG Building Song - Video

Here are a few of the CBGs I have built:

1 comment:

  1. I was given one of your cigar box cigars as a present from Barbara Gloster and just wanted to let you know how much fun i'm having with it. I play most types and styles of guitars but this is certainly a great addition to my guitars and it also looks wonderful just hanging on the wall. best wishes and perhaps one day when i've mastered it i'll send you a video.