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...
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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: