Building a Cigar Box Guitar
We have a variety of cigar box instrument plans that are free for you to download. Some are new and others are more than 100 years old. If you're new to woodworking or are looking to start with something simple, I suggest the following:
How to Build a 3-String Cigar Box Guitar - This new 8-page set of plans walks you through building a simple but fully playable 3-string cigar box guitar from scratch. These present well-illustrated, up-to-date how-to info in an easy to understand method that will enable young and old to build their first cigar box guitar with minimal effort.
If you want something more challenging, then dive head-first into our vast selection of instrument plans!
You will probably have some questions along the way. That's what makes Cigar Box Nation so great! We have forums, discussions and even a live chat room on the front page just waiting for your questions.
How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
We have lessons in Video, TAB and other formats for every level of player. You can see them all here.
Where do I get the parts needed to make a cigar box guitar?
Cigar Box Nation is run by C. B. Gitty, the cigar box guitar superstore. We have kits, parts and great building ideas just waiting for you. Visit us at www.CBGitty.com.
Join the Community!
Now that you have the basics, I encourage you to create your own Cigar Box Nation profile and really dig in to all the conversations and photos.
Thank you for visiting Cigar Box Nation.
Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker
P. S. If you want to know more about this whole Cigar Box Guitar movement, check out the Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto.