• cigar box guitar - hand crafted by salty dog CBG-FREE-CD

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX GUITAR. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. a sole mission to give the cigar box guitar a new voice. this is my new cd that features my cigar box guitars on lead, rhythm and bass.
    AU $170.00
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar a 3 string Blues weapon by Jandyb Two pick ups inside

    This recycled cigar box begins a new life as a "Cigar Box Guitar" and its features are :-. The body is the recycled cigar box, with a gloss finish. A cabinet handle is used as the string anchor. A section of solid brass thread is used for the nut.
    AU $168.50
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $19.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar KIT #103 BUILD YOUR OWN GUITAR

    A genuine used Cigar Box. BUILD YOUR OWN ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC BLUES GUITAR #103. The KIT contains A bag of hardware including screws, nut and bridge bolts. One set of 3 quality heavy duty sealed tuners with fittings.
    AU $95.00
    AU $17.00 postage
  • Cigar Box guitar

    AU $20.00
    1 bid
    AU $10.00 postage
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  • cigar box guitar - 3- STRING- hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS - WITH A SWEET SOUNDING PICKUP. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX -BISCUIT TIN- GUITAR. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues.
    AU $180.00
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar with the smell of Whiskey by Jandyb With a pre amp

    The body is the recycled Jack Daniels whiskey box. The features of this Cigar Box Style guitar are:-. It has a 4 band Pre amp pick up which creates magic sounds through your amplifier. The neck is made from recycled Aussie timber and is re enforced through the body.
    AU $199.00
    0 bids
    AU $19.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 13:27 AEDST16h 36m
    or Best Offer
    Type: Complete Guitar
  • Red Dragon Cigar box guitars

    Cigar Box Guitar by Red Dragon Cigar Box Guitars. 22 brass frets, 25.5in scale, light oak inlay dots. Pickup is a Classic 57 Style humbucker 8Kohm. Closed Gear Black Tuners.
    AU $350.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar 3 string with single coil pick up handcrafted by Chough Guitars

    Sound is full and resonant acoustically and with the single coil pick up. Adjustable nut and bridge so string height can be altered to allow for slide or finger playing.
    AU $199.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $30.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • cigar box guitar - hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS. GET THE KIDS INVOLVED WITH THIS COOL 3/4 SIZE ONE STRING CIGAR BOX GUITAR GREAT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY NOTES OR SLIDE. ALSO GREAT AS A TRAVEL GUITAR OR GIG GUITAR. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat.
    AU $90.00
    Free postage
  • cigar box guitar - 3- STRING- hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS - WITH A SWEET SOUNDING PICKUP. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX -BISCUIT TIN- GUITAR. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues.
    AU $180.00
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar a Yellow Blues machine by Jandyb

    This "Monte Cristo Habana" cigar box lives on as a Cigar Box Guitar and its features are:-. The body is the recycled cigar box made in October 2014. It is tuned to open G D g ( which can be easily re-tuned to suit the player).
    AU $164.50
    0 bids
    AU $19.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 13:25 AEDST16h 34m
    or Best Offer
    Type: Complete Guitar
  • Build Cigar Box Guitar DVD add your own parts kit or amp vintage 3 & 4 string

    If you already make cigar box guitars, after you study my work, you can take yours to the next level. This is not a basic or introductory DVD, but complete A to Z Cigar Box Guitar building DVD. I am going to show you how to build great sounding cigar box guitars.
    AU $28.50
    From United States
    AU $2.25 postage
    Type: Cigar Box Guitar Parts
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  • cigar box guitar - 3- STRING- hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS - WITH A SWEET SOUNDING PICKUP. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX - GUITAR. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues. ADJUSTABLE NUT , SO YOU CAN CHANGE STRING HEIGHT.
    AU $180.00
    AU $28.00 postage
  • 4-String Cigar Box Resonator Cone Kit Diamond Antique Brass

    4-String Cigar Box Guitar/Ukulele Resonator Cone Kit . Rosewood biscuit bridge - 41.5mm (1 41/64") dia. x 6.7mm (17/64") height. Perfect for the CBG builder who want to step their skills up a notch or two.
    AU $78.18
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  • 1pc Guitar Bag Breathable Case Padded Carry Bag for Cigar Box Guitar

    1 Piece guitar case padded carry bag. - Waterproof,high density and breathable. - Designed for guitar,easy to carry. 1 Piece Guitar Case. - Soft and durable, with handle and shoulder strap. - Material:Nylon Cotton.
    AU $21.43
    From China
    Free postage
    Brand: Unbranded
  • Cigar Box Diddley Bow KIT #94 BUILD YOUR OWN INSTRUMENT

    BUILD YOUR OWN ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC BLUES GUITAR DIDDLEY BOW Kit #94. A genuine used Cigar Box, see pic. One Piezo pickup and jack. One sealed Machine Head tuner. The KIT contains.
    AU $65.00
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • cigar box guitar - hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX GUITAR. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues. THIS GUITAR IS GOOD TO PLAY ANYWHERE - IS TUNED TO.
    AU $160.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. All the images are public domain. • St Luis cigar box. This is a slide guitar and needs a finger slide to be played. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $199.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
  • Cigar Box Guitar. MADE TO ORDER 3 String "LIGHTNING BOY" from Birdwood CBGs

    I use a particular style of Montecristo cigar box for this guitar and mount it in a reverse style so that the timber bottom of the box acts as the sound board. I will also keep you in the loop with photos and videos of the build so you know that each guitar has been built specifically for you.
    AU $449.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood CBGs Made To Order

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $329.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar Neck. $29 Off Was $229.

    Slotted at Fender 25.5 scale.
    AU $200.00
    AU $15.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Style Guitar 3 string with a Pre Amp hand crafted by Jandyb

    This Cigar Box Style Guitar has been built with Aussie Cedar wood and the acoustics are great. Strap buttons are in place. It is tuned to open G D g (easily re-tuned to suit the player) over a scale of 650mm.
    AU $218.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $19.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood CBGs

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. All the images are public domain. • Padron cigar box. This is a slide guitar and needs a finger slide to be played. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $229.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood CBGs

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. This is a slide guitar and needs a finger slide to be played. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $229.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar 3 string Dedicated "LEFTY" by Jandyb

    The body is the recycled cigar box which once held 20 fat cigars. A genuine bone on Jarrah wood bridge. A solid section of brass thread is used as the nut. Strap buttons are in position. A clear plastic scratch plate is on the playing area.
    AU $169.50
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $19.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $269.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar. MADE TO ORDER "4 String LIGHTNING BOY" from Birdwood CBGs

    I use a particular style of Montecristo cigar box for this guitar and mount it in a reverse style so that the timber bottom of the box acts as the sound board. I will also keep you in the loop with photos and videos of the build so you know that each guitar has been built specifically for you.
    AU $459.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
  • CIGAR BOX GUITAR

    Up for sale is this 3 string Cigar Box Guitar. This guitar is good for beginners and is great for easy rhythm playing. Fingerboards are fretted. We mill all our timber necks and bodies. Tuned to G.
    AU $290.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: Complete GuitarFeatures: With Pickup
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. All the images are public domain. This is a slide guitar and needs a finger slide to be played. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $229.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar Six String Blues Machine

    The "Dirty Bird" isn't a toy. Completed on 7th December, 2018 it is fresh off the bench. I have played it in and your hands could be the next to touch it.
    AU $500.00
    Brand: Unbranded
    AU $30.00 postage
    Type: Complete Guitar
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. • Repurposed timber cigar box. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $269.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $20.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood CBGs

    The ROLLING THUNDER range of cigar box guitars has been designed for the professional player or serious bedroom warrior. timber cigar box body. powerful electric guitar pickup. Guitar strap button. Steel hardtail bridge (totally intonatable).
    AU $299.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $22.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
    or Best Offer
  • CIGAR BOX GUITAR

    Up for sale is this 3 string Cigar Box Guitar. This guitar is good for beginners and is great for easy rhythm playing. Fingerboards are fretted. We mill all our timber necks and bodies. Tuned to open D.
    AU $290.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: Complete GuitarFeatures: With Pickup
  • Cigar Box Guitar Style Electric Guitar By Birdwood Guitars MADE TO ORDER

    This guitar has been totally inspired by our love of 4 string cigar box guitars and 1960s Teisco guitars. The guitar is made from 30mm ply just like the original Teisco guitars. The body is very resonant and sounds great acoustically.
    AU $649.00
    AU $40.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars MADE TO ORDER

    Birdwood Guitars. The LIGHTNING BOY range of cigar box guitars has been made for the practising musician or serious bedroom rocker. • Montecristo cigar box. Built to BLAST!
    AU $429.00
    AU $20.00 postage
  • Cigar box guitar neck. $10 Off, Was $90.

    Partially shaped Cigar box guitar neck. 1/4 sawn Victorian Ash. 940 x 41 x 23 mm.
    AU $80.00
    AU $12.00 postage
  • NEW!! 3 String Slide Wizard Buzz Box

    The Wizard buzz box guitars are unique in every way. Wizard's Buzz Box Guitars. Most other buzz box guitars are made from old cigar boxes, in the Wizards den we thickness all our own timber from the finest silky oak and hand carve the details to ensure the finest sound and quality from out guitars.
    AU $399.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $50.00 postage
  • Birdseye Maple Fretboard.

    Master grade, Birdseye Maple board. Slotted at Fender 25.5” . 12 inch radius, 24 fret, but can obviously be trimmed shorter. 508 x 66 x 6 mm.
    AU $125.00
    AU $8.30 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar KIT #104 BUILD YOUR OWN GUITAR

    A genuine used Cigar Box. BUILD YOUR OWN ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC BLUES GUITAR #104. The KIT contains A bag of hardware including screws, nut and bridge bolts. One set of 3 quality heavy duty sealed tuners with fittings.
    AU $95.00
    AU $17.00 postage
  • One of a kind unique hand made cigar box acoustic slide guitar

    Hand crafted unique cigar box slide 3 string guitar. In great condition. Hardly used. Even no guitar players. Great taking peice. Beautiful sound. Unique look. One of a kind!
    AU $220.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Unbranded
  • cigar box guitar - 3- STRING- hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS - WITH A SWEET SOUNDING PICKUP. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX - GUITAR. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues. ADJUSTABLE NUT , SO YOU CAN CHANGE STRING HEIGHT.
    AU $180.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Indian Rosewood, Bass Fretboard Blank.

    Indian Rosewood, Bass fretboard blank. 1/4 sawn, old, old stock. 720 x 70 > 60 x 7.4 mm
    AU $85.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $8.30 postage
  • Ebony Slotted Fretboard. Gibson 24.625”

    Master grade Indian Ebony fretboard, slotted at Gibson 24.625” scale. 12 inch radius, 24 fret. 485 x 70 > 62 x 7.3 mm.
    AU $110.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $8.30 postage
  • Cocobolo Fretboard.

    Master grade Cocobolo board. Cut from a 25 year old block. Slotted at Fender 25.5” scale. 12 inch radius, 24 fret. 503 x 67 x 7.1 mm. Quartersawn.
    AU $145.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    AU $8.30 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar By Birdwood Guitars

    This is a genuine Birdwood Guitar. • Repurposed cigar box. This is a slide guitar and needs a finger slide to be played. Built to last, Built to blast! This great pickup transfers the vibration of the strings, bridge and box and creates a very bluesy tone that is great for recreating the tone of the Deep South.
    AU $229.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $20.00 postage
  • cigar box guitar - 3- STRING- hand crafted by salty dog CBG

    HAND CRAFTED BY SALTY DOG GUITARS - WITH A SWEET SOUNDING PICKUP. Cigar Box Guitar Festival Ballarat. THREE STRING CIGAR BOX - GUITAR. Great Music - Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Salty Dog Blues. ADJUSTABLE NUT , SO YOU CAN CHANGE STRING HEIGHT.
    AU $180.00
    Features: With Pickup
    AU $28.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar, Slotted fretboard.

    Fiddleback Redgum C.B.G fretboard. 495 x 41 x 5.3 mm.
    AU $58.00
    AU $8.00 postage
  • Snakewood , Bass Fretboard . Slotted And Radiused. 1/4 Sawn.

    Rare to see in this size. One of the dearest woods on the planet, and for good reason. Awesome to look at, super hard and polishes up like glass. This has been sanded to 1000 grit and buffed. Mastergrade board, slotted at Fender 34 scale, 12 inch radius and 24 frets. 685 x 69 x 7.9 mm. If your planning on building a killer snake Bass, then this board would be a great place to start. Small hairline crack ,marked in white is well outside template area. Check photos.
    AU $275.00
    AU $8.30 postage
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Cigar Box Guitars

Often referred to as the "poor man's guitar," the cigar box guitar implements an empty cigar box as the guitar's resonator. A less-luxurious alternative to electric or acoustic guitars, this musical instrument is well suited for those on a budget who are simply looking to create their own sounds. Cigar box guitars vary in appearance and sound, so as you shop, remember to take your personal preferences into account to help you find the perfect guitar.

Cigar Box Guitar History

Cigar box guitars originated in the late 1800s. These instruments were crafted from cigar boxes and were typically made by African Americans who could not afford the cost of an actual guitar at the time. During the Great Depression, the instrument's popularity soared due to widespread poverty, as many individuals found comfort playing music.

Guitar Neck

Cigar box guitars are comprised of three main parts: the cigar box, the strings and the neck. The neck is then broken down into two main types, with round and square options available. Round necks, or those typically found on acoustic guitars, are played in a traditional, upright position. Conversely, square necks are best positioned on the lap and take on more of a rectangular shape. The latter is the more popular style, although choosing the right type is best determined by how you plan to play.

Guitar Material

The body of the cigar box guitar, the guitar box, is typically constructed of wood or aluminium; however, higher-end models may be made from steel or brass. As you search, consider the benefits and drawbacks of each material type. Steel guitars are renowned for their durability, though these guitars tend to produce a crisp, sharp tone. On the other hand, brass and wood guitars produce a softer tone, but some woods (such as solid hardwood) tend to be fragile. Aluminium guitars, while sometimes preferred for their light weight, do not produce a very clear tone.

String Count

You'll want to take the string count of the cigar box guitar into account as you shop around for one. Most cigar box guitars have three or less strings, though it is possible to find models with anywhere from one to six strings, and string count is solely determined by personal preference. You will also need to consider guitar tuning, since the build of the guitar may be standard or open tuning.

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