I am building my first Cigar Box Guitar. I 've never played guitar before of any sort, whenever I tried to learn, it was always on a right handed guitar, by a right handed person. Being a lefty, I wasn't able to get a feel for it in my youth.

I'd seen a few videos on Youtube of cigar box guitars, and really like the blues sound that one can play on them. Currently I have an empty Cohiba box, and a piece of oak in which I am attempting to shave and shape into the neck and head of the guitar. It's a piece of 1x3. I would like the finished product to be a 4-string guitar.

I feel this will be a learning experience in the making and I am taking it slow and trying to learn as I go.


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Comment by c# merle on October 21, 2009 at 7:36am
being a fellow southpaw i know exactly where your coming from! i got fed up being quoted 25 - 50% extra for left handed models so, like you, decided to build my own. good luck with the build cause once you make one, you're hooked!
Comment by Tres Seaver on October 12, 2009 at 10:12am
Cohiba boxes are certainly favorites among the long-time builders here -- I'm jealous, as I've never gotten hold of one. Your 1x3 should do fine as a starting point. The "typical" build here probably starts with a 1x2, so you will end up taking more off of the "necK" portion, but you have more to work with in the headstock without needing to laminate stuff on. Enjoy yourself, and post pictures (even "work-in-progress" ones).

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