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We've just added a new product that I think many of you may find very useful: a
basic CBG electronics kit! This kit contains all of the bits you need to electrify your special cigar box build, without any of the hassle of having to pick out the individual parts and buy more parts than you need. This kit has it all, for a good price, and includes a 2-page illustrated how-to guide, complete with wiring diagram and step-by-step instructions!

The kit contains:
  • (2) 20mm piezos with pre-soldered leads
  • (1) Neutrik long-shaft 1/4" mono guitar jack
  • (1) 500KOhm audio potentiometer (volume pot)
  • (1) "Chickenhead" style black plastic potentiometer knob
  • (1) 2ft. length red 22-gauge hook-up wire
  • (1) 2ft. length black 22-gauge hook-up wire
  • (1) 2-page instructions sheet.
We are selling this kit for the low price of $12.99, and you can find it in by web shop by clicking here.

GREAT new product: Pre-Wired Piezo & Jack Harness for only $11.99!

These are perfect for the builder who doesn't want to mess about with sourcing individual parts, wiring and worst of all soldering. With this harness assembly, you just glue in/attach the piezo, drill a hole and mount the jack and you're done! It doesn't get much simpler than this! Also be sure to check out my
article on piezo placement and mounting methods for some pointers on the best ways to place and mount a piezo.

The piezo in this harness is a high-quality 20mm Murata piezoelectric transducer, and the jack is a Neutrik long-shaft (9.5mm vs 6.5mm) 1/4" phone jack, great for getting through cigar box sides with plenty of threads to spare.

Be sure to browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply for this and other great new products!
Rod Piezo & End-pin Jack Harness! This pickup assembly was made specifically for cigar box guitars, and features a great rod piezo pickup and chrome end-pin/strap button jack. Best of all, no soldering is required to install it! The rod piezo lead plugs directly into the back of the endpin jack, so all you have to do is mount your piezo, mount the jack, plug it in and you're done! I have these listed on my site @ $14.99 per set, only $16.99 shipped to the US, significantly less than you can get a similar item for on eBay! Don't let fear of soldering and wiring keep you from adding pickups to your builds any longer! Also, I now have GIFT CERTIFICATES avalable for purchase through my site. Just check the store homepage at The gift certificates are handled through PayPal: buying one provides you a printable certificate that has a code that can be used during PayPal checkout on my site to cover all or part of the order total!

Check out the great new economy electronics components now available over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!

Economy Mono Jacks - these jacks are nice quality, with double nuts on the shaft so that you can precisely mount them. They have a ~6.5mm shaft, so they may be a little short to go through the side of a cigar box, but they work great with our new Jack Plates! We sell these in 3-packs, 12-packs and bulk 25-packs, so you can stock up and save!

Economy Volume Potentiometers - We not have economy long-shaft audio-taper volume potentiometers in stock, in both 250KOhm and 500KOhm ratings. The longer shafts on these pots are perfect for getting through the sides of a cigar box guitar without having to do any gouging or chiseling of the inside wall of the box to thin it down. The knurled shaft of these pots will fit in all of the pot. knobs we sell too!

If you have been looking for a more affordable alternative to more expensive pots, give these a try!

We also have many other new products in stock, including popular new pot. knobs in a range of styles (gold dome, chrome flat-top, strat-style black and white volume, etc), chrome ovoid and recessed chrome jack plates, and much more!


So if you haven't been over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply for a while, it's a good time to check it out! We are always adding great new products, many of which are perfect for use on Cigar Box Guitars, and we are always on the lookout for new items to add to our line-up.


Happy building!

We just added some great basic 3-meter (9.8 feet) mono guitar/amp cords to the shop, for the insane price of $6.99 each!

Browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply today to check out this and other great parts and accessories for Cigar Box Guitars and other homemade instruments!

We now have AMP KITS available over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply! This great little kit will let you turn your favorite cigar box or other custom enclosure into a rockin' little practice amp. The heart of this kit is a 2.5W Artec amp circuit with onboard On/Off/Volume Pot, and we've paired it with a 3.5" 1W ferrite magnet speaker, as well as the other key parts you'll need.


We've priced these kits very affordably at $21.99 - all you need to add is a cigar box (or other enclosure) a battery, and some basic soldering/assembly time! 


We also sell just the amp board if you don't want or need all of the other parts.


Browse on over to C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply today to check out this and all of our other great new products!

Well we've got a lot of cool new stuff in the shop over at, and one of the coolest is a pre-wired single-coil pickup harness that includes volume and tone pots and an output jack, all pre-soldered and ready to install. We picked these up at a great price and we're passing the value on to you, just $14.99 and it's yours! Click here to go right to the listing page!


We also have a bunch of other great new products, including new sound hole grommets, new Cigar Box Amplifier builds, strap buttons, string ferrules, new single-coil pickups (including a covered black 4-pole beauty that is just PERFECT for cigar box guitars), a new digital chromatic tuner, new pot knobs and MORE!


If you haven't stopped by lately, get on over to today and check out the great products and deals! 

New Arrival at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply: Chrome and Gold Mandolin tailpieces! These are beautiful, well-made pieces of hardware, designed to be mandolin tailpieces but GREAT for Cigar Box Guitar tailpieces with minor modifications!

Check out this post over at for more information on modifying them for CBG usage, and be sure to use the links above to check out the listings over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!

New Product Alert from C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!


We now have GOLD SKULL TUNERS available for sale! These are even nicer than the chrome variety we sell, and include gold screw-in bushings and gold screws. These are a perfect finishing touch for your gold-themed CBG, and buying in bulk allows us to offer them at a very nice price. click the photo to the left, or click here to be taken directly to the Gold Skull Tuner listing ove....

Just In: Gold Sealed-Gear Tuners! If you are a fan of the "sealed gear" style, but are tired of always using chrome, then you'll love these great gold ones! They are identical in design to the chrome variety but with a beautiful shiny gold finish, with matching washers, bushings and screws - the perfect accent for your perfect "gold tone" build! Best of all, we buy direct from the manufacturer so we are able to offer them at a GREAT PRICE. Check 'em out, along with all of our other great products over at!

New Product Alert: Chrome and Gold Resonator-style Screened Sound Hole Covers!


These are perfect for use on cigar box guitars and other handmade instruments, and our price is half of what you would pay elsewhere (looking at you, StewMac)! We have these in both chrome and gold, and sell them in sets of two. They are about 2 3/8" outside diameter and fit in a 1 7/8 hole.

These really make a nice finishing touch on a special build, and in our opinion have a classier look than a standard open grommet. Check them out today over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply by CLICKING HEREor by clicking the photo to the left!

We now have Old Lowe's custom metal soundhole covers and tailpieces in stock! There are many different varieties in both brass and stainless steel, including the one shown here. We also have some nice gold-plated Gibson-style 3-way switches, CBG nut/bridge files, gold "hurricane" speaker covers and some other great stuff!

Check it all out at!



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