This was my second build and I used a door hinge for the tail piece on this three string acoustic cigar box guitar. It’s pretty loud even though the box is kinda small, due to the tail piece I think. It has some old Grover tuners on it and sounds great.
Here it is, the one that started it all for me…My Very First Cigar Box Guitar. I got some boxes from a friend that smokes cigars and set out to make my own guitar based on a picture of an old antique cigar box guitar that I saw in a magazine. There were no instructions, no right or wrong way, just whatever worked. I hacked it all together and whatdaya know…it really worked. The rest is in the pages of this website as all the guitars that I have done since starting in 2007.