Jo Jacobsen


Hamilton, MT

United States

Profile Information:

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Searching the internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The challenge and fun of planning and then making your own guitar with your own style.I love the comaraderie and the feeling of being a cigar box family of people who all love the same central thing.

Comment Wall:

  • Elmar Zeilhofer

    Hi Jo, thx for friending. Yes, ghe two wires are gor hit & ground. Simply connect them to the two connections on the jack. As a ruke of thumb, the darker of the two wires is ground.
  • Matt

    Thanks for the compliment on the steampunk guitar!
    I'm far from being an electrician, so I had to search the internet to figure it out-but I found randomly flickering LEDs at, then bought some with the same amp draw at radio shack, along with a bracket for 3 aaa batteries and a pack of mixed resistors. I had to make each one a separate circuit-there's a word for it, but I can't remember what it is-but I powered it with the 3 AAA's and hooked it to a push button on the front and glued a copper end cap onto it.
    After I figured out the proper resistors, it worked on the second try.
    I think there are more photos and pics on my Facebook page- M.T. Cigar Box Guitars. Page has been neglected since my son was born, but I try to update it occasionally.
    Thanks again!