Below are all the templates I have created for the Cigar Box Guitar kit: Download all of them. There is also a Quick Start guide if you want to make a simple CBG from the kit.


Main Kit Instructions - KitInstructions.pdf

Quick Start - How To Build A Cigar Box Guitar.pdf

Headstock Ideas - headstockideas.pdf

Head recess template - headstockrecesstemplate.pdf

Tuner placement - TunerTemplate.pdf

Tailpiece Template - tailpiecetemplate.pdf


If you are interested in making a scarf neck (neck that bends down), look HERE.

If you want to see how I make rounded/contoured necks, look HERE.


Also I will be publishing any changes or addendums here! I have chosen to moderate comments so if you post a comment here, include your email address so I can send you a personal reply.


Good luck and email me at if you have questions




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Comment by Dazedlemonpie on May 19, 2011 at 10:08pm
wow thanks for sharing....excellent tutorial
Comment by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on March 23, 2011 at 12:14am
Thanks guys. He he these templates are supposed to be part of a kit im gonna sell at a local flea market. I will have a card in the packet that has a link to these files.

Comment by PapaSimone on March 22, 2011 at 1:48pm
Thanks so much Mr. Yates for sharing your ideas for free.  I must say "open source"/ "creative commons"  is alive and well because of guys like you!

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