Hello Fans of the Cigar Box! come on in and sit a spell. Pick up an instument and start plucking…

Welcome to our site!  Here you will find cigar box guitars for sale, Instruments of historical significance that we have made and video clips so you can hear them played!.

So far we have made many cigar box guitars, ukuleles, one minstrel banjo and soon to make a cigar box fiddle.

Enjoy the site, comment, ask about instruments for sale.
Questions? Email: Info@CigarGuitar.com

Six string cigarbox guitar!

Hi, we have just completed a 6 string cigar box guitar.  This guitar features a 5 way pick up selector switch for both the neck and bridge pickups and for acoustic sound a dual piezo pick up.

A video demonstration is on Youtube at:http://youtube.com/hiIkLtbigXM


Download Video | YouTube to MP3
Some pictures of the instrument below:

6 string cigar box guitar

6 string cigar box guitar

Back up and active!

Update to website database completed….everything should be back up and running…

Enjoy!

New video added to YouTube page!

Hi Everyone,

We have added a new video of a baritone cigar box ukulele at our YouTube page, click below to view and please share!  This is the acoustic version, we will be adding a video/sound clip of the electric version shortly.  It really sounds killer!


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A mock up of another baritone ukulele!

Some pictures of another baritone ukulele.  Shown is the back, front and neck details.  Time to finish and glue the fretboard down.

 

2nd annual cigar box guitar festival jam

A video from the 2nd annual Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival.  Keni is teaching Teddy how to busk for tips..

Keni Lee and Teddy busking, Walkin blues


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Here is another video from the same festival

Keni Lee and Teddy busking, Baby please don\’t go blues


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A great time was had by all.  Teddy is playing out latest 6 string electric cigar box guitar.

6 String Electric Cigar Guitar

Just finishing up the latest guitar.  This is a 6 string electric cigar box guitar for my son.  This has telecaster hardware and Gibson scale length.  Note the PRS inspired headstock.

6 string cigar box guitar bridge details for alex

6 string cigar box guitar bridge details for alex

Here is the full picture.

6 string electric cigar box guitar for alex

6 string electric cigar box guitar for alex

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So far, the action needs some fine tuning.  We will be bringing this to the 2nd annual Pennsylvania Cigar Box Festival next weekend….

Family of 4 ukuleles!

Here are some pictures of a family of 4 ukuleles. These were made to order. The 2 concert scale ukuleles are for my sisters kids. The 2 baritone ukuleles are for orders. I think that I have finally learned how to finish the wood. I will keep it a secret for now. If you want to know, just ask.

 

Wow! Ukuleles are hot!

Currently we are  building 6 ukuleles.  4 of these are 20″ scale length baritones and 2 will be longer 23″ scale lengths.
 
I have received orders for 2 ukuleles and decided, “why not” and added to the build.  The necks are roughed out, finger boards cut, mounting holes drilled and stain applied to the bottom of the boxes.

ukulele necks

Baritone Ukulele Necks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ukulele boxes ready for necks

Ukulele boxes ready for necks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here is a new one! Ancient Lyre build.

Here is an interesting build, an ancient lyre as made in the middle ages. This is a six string, chromatic tuned lyre. It sounds really good, rather like a harp.

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

Lyre build

More Ukuleles!

Here are a couple of ukuleles I made for my niece and nephew…I hope they like them!

Twin Ukuleles, front view

Twin Ukuleles, front view

Twin Ukuleles, side view

Twin Ukuleles, side view