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Cigar Box Guitar Bridges - For Sale - Made of Rosewood & GREAT Tone - Many available

Posted on November 9, 2019 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I have a bunch of real rosewood brides for sale I am selling for just 6 bucks each. 

These bridges have an incredible sound and look great. They are super easy to use and really add value to your builds. I can only ship this type of wood within the United States.

Rosewood is becoming scarce and soon this type of wood will not be able to be harvested, only what remains on the market will be able to be sold.

If you build cigar box guitars you will really like using these…

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1950's Cigar Box Guitar History - Antique CBG and story

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Hi all, this just came up for sale on ebay!

I posted more info about this wonderful homemade guitar below the photo

check out the headstock and fretboard!…

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Cigar Box Guitar Music - Old time Blues

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

--------------- It's finally out, a new download of all cigar box guitar music!

This is an album of old time amped up Twangy Blues and Slide cigar box guitar music.

If you enjoy listening to slide and 3 string guitar recorded in Lo-Fidelity, this album is all cigar box guitar music with NO regular guitars. 

It is also…

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Homemade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

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Hi, I just wanted to post new Cigar Box Pickup designs for January 2019.

If you build or sell cigar box guitars these will give our instrument and authentic look plus add value to your guitars.  Here are the new 2019 models

email me or visit …

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RED ALERT>>> Cigar Box History NEWS

Posted on October 4, 2018 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

Hey guys Check this out, It's a 1920's Red Top Grease Can Banjo

Look at the details on this really cool instrument, this is homemade twang!

There is even grafite pencil marks to mark out the frets on the neck, the builder even had to modify the markings afterwards.

This is so cool, this is a great piece of history! If you would like to…

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