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Welcome to the home of SUGARBOX GUITARS on the CIGAR BOX NATION!

Sugarbox is a small shop in the Smoky Mountains specializing in handmade cigar box guitars.

Please check out the photos we have posted here to see some of our latest creations.

Our goal is to build totally original guitars with unique design features while maintaining a highly level versitility and playability.

If you like something you see or need something custom, please contact me and we'll get you set up right.

If you are a builder and wish to share ideas or ask questions, please feel free to do so as we encourage anything that helps the CBG revolution.

Thank you for visiting. Now go get to playing and building those CBGs

Shane Hopkins
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Back in the day we used to gather hear to see Ted Crocker get banned on a daily basis. Ted changed his ways after being committed to the Asylum for Insane Cigar Box Guitar Makers. Ted has since bought the Asylum and set himself free.

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Our friend Robin Rogers needs our prayers...

Posted on September 11, 2010 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

This sad news was in my email this morning regarding the health of Blues great, Robin Rogers. Robin is always very nice to me and always willing to sign guitars or pose for pictures. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with her in Memphis this past May for the Blues Music Awards. She is very talented and kind hearted. Please keep her in your prayers.

This sad news comes from Steve Hecht at Piedmont Talent.…


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At 9:06pm on November 18, 2011, Hippy Chip said…

I finished Steve's red punch yesterday! This thing is loud and plays buttery smooth.The action is set up for fingered playing, but you can still work the slide very well

At 10:50am on November 8, 2011, Steven Hill said…
I see you got all those singers to sign your red ponch
At 12:02am on November 1, 2011, Hippy Chip said…

I got steve started on his content. we are getting the log cabin  ready for this friday's show.!

He has been building this one for a long time

At 11:33pm on October 16, 2011, Hippy Chip said…

building a new shop addition with 32" x 102" workbench that folds into the wall.

been away from the keyboard all day. thanks for the good words, I'm having a blast!!!

At 12:11pm on July 15, 2011, Hippy Chip said…

I met you about a year ago at your place through steve hill and I was hooked!

just recieved my first pound of fret wire today. no more fretless for awhile.

working on # 6, 7, & 8 now --- 1 four string and 2 sixes

At 2:34am on March 2, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Happy Birthday, Shane. Very Nice CBGs, great job.
At 1:57am on March 2, 2010, Jeff "Strat Fink" Tinsley said…
Happy Birthday Shane.
I love your work. I'm too broke and too cheap to buy, but I sure enjoy looking.
At 9:15pm on August 29, 2009, Tony Watkins said…
Shane, I hate to put you out, so I can try to fix it. I will most definately need your help though! Tony.
P.S. Did you get your payment from paypal?
At 2:33pm on August 29, 2009, Tony Watkins said…
Shane, Yes it is present at all levels. If I touch the output jack or the tone or volume controls it cancels out, but not when I touch the strings.
Thanks, Tony
At 7:59pm on August 28, 2009, Tony Watkins said…
Hey Shane, Got a problem with the Punch! When I crank my amp up I get an intollerable amoujnt of ground hum. Any suggestions?? Tony.

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