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Cigar Box Guitars are part of Americana. Please add your pics and videos and feel free to start a discussion with any help you can offer folks just getting started in this addictive hobby. Any questions? Just ask!

There's also lots and lots of videos on YouTube with performances and building tips. Search for Cigar Box Guitars and you'll be amazed at the diversity of music and instruments.

**WARNING: Building and playing CBGs can become an all consuming obsession!

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Discussion Forum

Three Stringer, right angled bridge or not?

Started by Peter Hendley. Last reply by Peter Hendley 23 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hullo there fellas, um I am in the process of making a 3 stringed  guitar based upon an old nail box. hopefully I can attach some pics. While I have marked out where the frets would go (based upon a…Continue

pickup location

Started by Harleytodd. Last reply by Bro Matt Dec 7, 2013. 4 Replies

I am building my 3rd cbg, the first with a single coil pickup.  I see from others pictures a range of location, from closer to the neck to closer to the bridge and in between.  Using a padron average…Continue

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Parade Magazine: How to Make a Guitar Out of a Cigar Box

Started by Ted Crocker May 1, 2013. 0 Replies

from Parade MagazineFamily Fun: How to Make a Guitar Out of a…Continue

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Ah got me a "NEW" book on making the CBG for y'all.

Started by Mordacai Bondurant. Last reply by Harleytodd Apr 30, 2013. 2 Replies

Howdy y'all,I just finished up writing a brand spanking "NEW" book on making the CBG.Rather than steal my own 'thunder', I think best y'all just wonder over to my web site and take a peek for…Continue

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Comment by james taze bennett on March 13, 2014 at 6:44am

Realy like the video.

Comment by Mordacai Bondurant on March 12, 2014 at 7:31pm

Y'all probably already seen this on CigarBoxNation, but if'n ya ain't seen it....how 'bout takin' a gander at my new CBG video on YouTube:


That there video will be your startin' point to makin' these here CBGs....believe me!



Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 8:04am

Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 8:03am

Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 7:14am

Hi all this is my latest build. A headless 3 string with cat dish reso and two piezo,s in the bridge.

Comment by james taze bennett on February 10, 2014 at 7:10am

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 4, 2014 at 5:14pm

I love it!

Comment by IndianaGentry on February 4, 2014 at 4:28pm

Just had my first CBG made by Daddy Mojo.  It's currently sitting on the workbench, waiting for cases to arrive so he can ship it to me.  I made the graphics for the label- pretty dark, but the blues ain't about bein' happy.  :)  Here's the "teaser" pic they sent me: 


Comment by jamie bark on March 12, 2013 at 3:09pm

I'll tinker with it tonight... Randy, is there any benefit to going thinner than 1/8" or making a diagonal taper to the saddle?

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 12, 2013 at 2:18pm

The rod is 1/8" wide x 3/16" thick. I make my slots at 1/8" wide the rod fits snug but not tight.


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