Bill Coliins said this, I thought paraphrased it would be a great write up for inspiration to post over here.

"There's a certain rawness to a homemade cigar box guitar. It's a sound that has grit. There is an unrefined quality that you don't find in guitars being made in a factory. Cigar Box Guitars have a ruff, dry attack and an unruliness to them. 

A lot of cigar box guitar builders today try to fix and correct the nuances of a homemade guitar, and there is definitely a place for that, but I don't think a {cigar box guitar} needs to be completely balanced in tone and playablity from end to end to be a great guitar.

Some of the best notes of a cigar box guitar may be a standard guitar's worst.  Some might say it's what gives a cigar box guitar its character."

There is always another point of view.....

"I don't play cigar box guitar, I use tin cans"

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Comment by Wal Callaby on August 17, 2018 at 4:10pm

In an ideal world each and every cigar box guitar should sound different, both to other CBGs and 'real' guitars. Otherwise, why bother?

Comment by JB on August 13, 2018 at 6:59pm

Sweet Read brother John!!! 

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