Anyone else like cigar box guitars?

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Odessaman
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Anyone else like cigar box guitars?

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Five weeks ago, I didn't know these existed. Friend of ours retired and bought one to play around with in his newfound spare time. Now I'm fired up to make one with my son - and I don't even play guitar. Yet.


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I've been into them for years and have built 6 or so.

Arturo Fuente Sr had one in his personal museum.

I can build some that look like works of art but sound like shit.

Then I can build some that look like a 5 year old made them with a butter knife and they sound magical.

I have enough stuff laying around for another 6 if you need anything.

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Thanks - I've got everything for the first one except the fret wire, and it'll be here Friday. I'm not expecting a Stratocaster - just hoping for something that makes noises vaguely resembling music. The main purpose is an interesting way to hold my son's attention long enough to teach him a little more about using tools. Anything better's just a bonus.

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That is some pretty cool stuff right there. Look forward to hearing how this project goes.

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I might be inspired to start another one.

I need to get up off my retired ass and do something!

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Post by rentprop1 »

wasn't Bugman or another FSN member in Orlando into those a remember something a while back

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Post by dammitgriff »

Cigar box pickin’:

Shovel guitar:
http://www.justinjohnsonlive.com/shovel-guitar.html

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Love me some Justin Johnson. :D

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Absolutely great video. Enjoyed it alot. Thanks for posting it.
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Post by Molivo »

Gmountain was big into actual guitars...not sure about the cigar ones.

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