This was an early build that I used in my band The Budrows, from the start. I used the crap out of it, replaced the toothpick frets a couple of times, rebuilt the neck mounts, added a piezo and volume knob and taped it together. I just retired it in 2012. It’s seen a lot of action and has been a great guitar.
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.