BUILD OFF!!! 2014 Cigar Box Ukulele Contest submission thread

Cigar Box Ukulele Contest!
Cigar Box Nation is looking for the most artistic, wildest, most radical or most visionary cigar box ukulele.  Do you think your creations are the best? Show them to us.  The rules are simple:
1.  The instrument must be made from a real cigar box.
2.  It must fit within the classification of a ukulele (Uke soprano, concert,  tenor or baritone scale + 4 nylon strings).
3.  Instruments made from cigar box ukulele kits or from dismantled old ukes are acceptable as well as instruments fully made in your own workshop.
4.  Instrument must be built by you.
Two prizes will be awarded from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply.
Grand prize: $50 C. B. Gitty prize pack + $50 C. B. Gitty gift certificate
Runner up:  $25 C. B. Gitty prize pack + $25 C. B. Gitty gift certificate 
How to submit your entry:
  1. Build the greatest cigar box ukulele you can
  2. Take THREE pictures of your entry.  Three pictures only (no photoshops of several angles in one pic).
  3. Post your pictures in this submission thread along with any fun details about your instrument.

Contest runs from May 9, 2014 - June 30, 2014.  Enter as many instruments as you wish.

In any case of changes to these rules will be posted on the home page of Cigar Box Nation and also in this group.

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Optical Pickup Cigar Box Ukulele

This cigar box ukulele has an optical pickup.  Each string has a an infrared emitter and receiver.  When the the string vibrates, the connection is broken and the signal is sent to the output jack.  The scale length is 17 inches (tenor size).

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Quad Neck Cigar Box Ukulele

Ukulele players are always debating about what size of ukulele to get.  With my ukulele, you have them all (Baritone, tenor, concert and soprano). A single locking strap peg on the back allows the ukulele to spin.

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Hi Daniel,

I've admired both of your submissions when they first came out. You do great, innovative work.

Thanks a lot. 


This is my Booze-Ulele. It is a soprano uke that you can open up from the back. Inside it has a caddy that holds 2 cigars, a Zippo lighter, a cigar cutter, a flask and 2 shot glasses. Music smoke and booze everything you need for a party. See my video On my page " Rob Uker" or Facebook idea I was thinking about..back to the drawing board

Thanks Mark.

I have some other ideas along this line. The possibilities are endless.

Here is a short video demonstration of this uke


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