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Cigar Box Guitars

Here are a few examples of the guitars that are available. A friend of mine and the Godfather of Cigar Box Guitars, Donald 'Boz' Bostwick, recorded this (1330KB mp3) and this (549KB mp3) sample on the La Gloria Cubana four string pictured below (sixth, seventh, and eighth from the left). Here is a 30 second (556KB mp3) sample of Microwave Dave playing the Fuente three string (second and third from left).

The first two I made. Unfretted three string with two pickups, Arturo Fuente box, ash neck. Unfretted three string with two pickups, Arturo Fuente box, ash neck. Fretted four string with two pickups, Macanudo box, ash neck, cocobolo fingerboard. Fretted four string with two pickups, Macanudo box, ash neck, cocobolo fingerboard. Fretted four string with two pickups, La Gloria Cubana box, curly maple neck, cocobolo fingerboard. Fretted four string with two pickups, La Gloria Cubana box, curly maple neck, cocobolo fingerboard. Boz playing the La Gloria Cubana box. Steve Norris with his 6 string, Padron box, curly maple neck, bocote fingerboard. Richard Johnston playing the 6 string at the 2006 CBG Extravaganza. Ben Prestage playing the 6 string at the 2007 CBG Extravaganza. Fretted four string with on pickup, Punch box. Fretted four string with on pickup, Punch box.

Available options for your guitar.
  1. Type of box. I have many available, please inquire. I've found the best to be a Churchill or Charlemange size.
  2. Normally, I build 3,4 and 6 string models. But I'll try any number you want!
  3. Fretted or not.
  4. If fretted do you want it setup for slide or not.
  5. Woods for neck: Curly Maple, Ash, Mahogany, Walnut.
  6. Woods for fingerboard: Bocote, Cocobolo, Rosewood, Purpleheart.
  7. Position markers: Mother of Pearl, Abalone, Buttons, etc.
  8. Number of pickups.
  9. Tuners: Schaller, Grover, Gotoh.
  10. Well, pretty much everything is optional, please inquire.