Instant Disguise…fool your friends

Remember these glasses with the mustache? Fooled everyone, Right? Well,I thought that the image of these would make great folk art for a cigar box guitar, especially since the cigar box guitar itself kind of fools everyone who sees and hears it. People never expect a guitar made from a cigar box to actually work, but when it does….SURPRISE!!! FOOLED AGAIN. SOLD

One-Eye Willie, electric cigar box guitar

Hand painted oil portrait of ol’ One-Eye Willie on a Cuban Partagas box with a custom painted headstock, and branded fret dots. A piezo transducer pick up and volume control are on board as well. This guitar ‘looks’, no pun intended, as good as it sounds.
SOLD

Gurkha Electric with Piezo Pick-up

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This cigar box is very cool, I love the rough cut wood and rustic feel of this one. This cigar box guitar, has toothpick frets and a piezo pick up with volume control. There are two sound holes under the brass name plate, and the plate is slightly raised to let out the raw sound. This thing sounds mean when it’s plugged in. SOLD

My First Cigar Box 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.

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