• 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Neck

    Crave Designs 3-string Cigar Box Guitar Neck. CIGAR BOX GUITAR NECK. mainland UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA and many EU countries – or if you prefer, you can collect it in person. • Maple profiled neck (unfinished).
    £46.95
    Type: Cigar Box Guitar Parts
    £7.00 postage
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  • New listingCigar Box Guitar (Fruit Bowl)

    Cigar Box Guitar Builders. Made from a genuine beautiful wooden Fruit Bowl. Three String tuned to Open 'G' but no problem to change tuning. Sounds great Acoustic or Electric. Fretted to 15th fret. Hardwood Neck.
    £50.00
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  • Jack Daniels 3 string Electric Cigar-Box Guitar

    Homemade Quality 3 string Cigar Box Guitar fretless.fully tough wa e print..decent pick up..Jack plug for electric .lots of effort are put into these guitars with decent machine heads ..can be tunes to GDG...Strings ADG.and when played a Unique sound...also with sound holes etc .well crafted..we do not wish to charge the earth..but realise the But is a decent price for non  factory etc..but handmade
    £80.00
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  • New 3 string cigar box guitar

    Three string tuned GDG electro acoustic.
    £40.00
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  • cigar box Style Guitar

    J.D 3 string. The box sides and back are from an old 1940s wardrobe and the top is A.C.M alloy with the J.D vinyl pic on it. I have used Danish oil on the neck to give it as natural finish. The rest has a coat of matt lacquer.
    £130.00
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  • Hand made 3 string fretless cigar box guitar electro / acoustic

    Hand made 3string cigar box type guitar electric / acoustic has piezo pickup and 1\4" jack plug installed .will be sent by myhermes checkout my other items for more styles will post to Europe for extra cost please email me for quote
    £39.99
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 6:20PM GMT3h 48mClick & CollectType: Complete Guitar
  • OddBox Guitars 3 string cigar box guitar kit

    A really simple, easy to put together cigar box guitar kit. This kit contains everything you need to build your own version of our "Old School" cigar box guitar. Genuine Havana Cigar box. Pre Cut Neck made from Yellow Poplar.
    £35.00
    1 bid
    £7.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 2:41PM GMT2dClick & CollectType: Cigar Box Guitar PartsFeatures: With Pickup
  • Electric Cigar-Box Guitar

    Cigar Box Guitar Union Jack All electrics work Some scratches as has been used Great item
    £40.00
    0 bidsEnding Today at 8:03PM GMT5h 31mCollection in person
  • "Santa Damiana" Cigar Box Guitar

    Santa Damiana Cigar box. Handmade Cigar Box Guitar. Perdomo" Cigar Box Guitar (#332735403771). Joya De Nicaragua" Cigar Box Guitar (#332792787915). My Father" Cigar Box Guitar (#332786071868) ". "Jack Daniel's" Cigar Box Guitar (#332642290728. ).
    £120.00
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  • 3 string cigar box guitar

    Perfect condition, never been used. 
    £110.00
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  • CIGAR BOX 3 STRING GUITAR custom made UNIQUE design ELECTRIC and Resonator

    Mini “toaster” humbucker pickup and resonator for electric and acoustic play. Built in resonator and holes for acoustic playing. CIGAR BOX GUITAR. UNIQUE 3 STRING GUITAR. A FANTASTIC ADDITION TO ANY GUITAR COLLECTION.
    £75.00
    1 bid
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:59PM GMT2d 4hClick & Collect
  • Chickenbone John Cigar Box Guitar (No. 518)

    Full working condition.
    £165.00
    3 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:35PM GMT3d 5hClick & CollectType: Complete Guitar
  • Macanudo 3 string electric cigar box guitar

    'Macanudo' cigar box imported from USA. I have been constructing quality hand made cigar box guitars for many years now. tone produced varies with the characteristics of the cigar box itself. No two are alike.
    £135.00
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  • James Neligan Cask Hogshead Cigar Box Guitar

    Bang & Olufsen Beocom 4 Cordless Telephone In used but good conditon Fully working.
    £62.00
    10 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:07PM GMT2d 4h
  • Cigar Box for DIY Project guitar with F hole and Sugar Skull Carving

    Carved Cigar Box with a sugar skull and Roses for CBG. F holes cut for acoustic sound. 26cm x 16cm x 5cm perfect size for building your own cigar box guitar. INTERNAL - 26 x 14.5 x 2.4 CM (lower part of the box) Lid inside is 1.7cm deep.
    £20.00
    Type: Cigar Tins/ Boxes
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  • Cigar box guitar

    Cigar box guitar style.
    £135.00
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  • Vintage cigar box guitar. Electric and case

    Uk ebayers only Will post or you can collect Payment be made same day as purchase or will be relisted and buyer reported I offer no partial refunds or returns collecting must do within 5 days of win or will be relisted and Ask questions before buying not after thanks This is for a vintage cigar box electric guitar Through neck All electrics work Really awesome sound and tone Has marks and dings Case included Good luck See all my other gutiar stuff No returns Collect near cambourne. S .cambs or I will post
    £3.20
    4 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending 20 Nov at 8:30AM GMT3d 17h
  • Cigar Box Style Slide Guitar electric 3 string slider American flag design

    This is for a lovely cigar box style 3 string slide guitar. It is made with a 10mm straight dovetailed pine body and a decent pine neck vintage stained with alloy nut and steel bolt bridge and input jack. It has a single pick up with visable windings .It has inlayed sapele mahogany fret markers along the neck It sounds fantastic. It has good quality machine heads It's really well made with it's box jointed body and stays in tune it's a standard 25.5 inch scale.i do make guitars and do a few of these at the weekend and are all made with reclaimed woods which have been indoors for a number of years. Item will be well packaged and sent parcel force 48.Please look at my other guitars. Pease check out my other items Thanks PLEASE LOOK AT MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE
    £38.64
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    £12.98 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:48PM GMT2d 5hClick & Collect
  • OddBox Guitars 3 string, fully fretted, square neck,  electric cigar box guitar

    Fully fretted, square neck, single coil pickup. Way back when people were making the first cigar box guitars they were quite literally a stick and a box with any wire that was available used for strings.
    £80.00
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    Ending 19 Nov at 4:57PM GMT3d 2h
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  • BLUES BOX SLIDE GUITAR KIT

    Second hand but in great condition. Would make a nice little xmas present!
    £14.80
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    Ending Sunday at 7:47PM GMT2d 5h
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  • cigar box guitar with light resonator and electric pickup

    Here we have a used 3 string guitar (tuned to DAD but you can restring or tune to whatever you prefer). The neck has fret markers at 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12. The action is set highfor slide only and I have found works best on a platform or table but I've added a bit of rope or strong string for that authentic look.
    £14.80
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  • Cigar Box , 3 String Guitar Set, Low Open G Acoustic Medium

    Low G GDG is used when you need that low slide guitar sound. All the strings are wound with Bronze to give a bit of growl. Third Bronze Wound. 044.
    £5.25
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  • 3 STRING CIGAR BOX GUITAR-GUITAR CUBAN CIGAR ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC HAND MADE £189

    CIGAR BOX GUITAR GUITAR SANTA DAMIANS 3 STRING ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC. Bought NEW from ‘guitar guitar’ Edinburgh for £189 in 2013. It sounds as good as it looks. Great depth, tone and sustain. Vibrates against your body when you play.
    £94.95
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  • Cigar Box Style Slide Guitar acoustic and electric 3 string slider semiacoustic

    This is for a lovely cigar box style 3 string slide guitar. It is made with a 10mm straight dovetailed pine body and a decent pine neck vintage stained with alloy bridge and nut and input jack. It has inlayed sapele mahogany fret markers along the neck It sounds fantastic acoustic and plugged in with it's piezo pickup inside. It has good quality machine heads It's really well made with it's box jointed body and stays in tune it's a standard 25.5 inch scale.i do make guitars and do a few of these at the weekend and are all made with reclaimed woods which have been indoors for a number of years. Item will be well packaged and sent parcel force 48.Please look at my other guitars. Pease check out my other items Thanks PLEASE LOOK AT MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE
    £38.64
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    £12.98 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:41PM GMT2d 5hClick & Collect
  • Cigar box guitar Build .

    You can have a 3 string or a 4 string. The J.D plate is now a fully made guitar. Pick one of the 3 plates and I will turn it into a guitar for you. These will have the pick up fitted and would be Humbucker type.
    £130.00
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    Type: Complete Guitar
  • Radio tin Hand made 3 string fretless cigar box guitar/ canjo

    Hand made 3 string cigar box type guitar /canjo electric / acoustic has piezo pickup and 1\4" jack plug installed all my canjos are lined inside with 3mm ply wood for extra strength .will be sent by myhermes will post to Europe at a cost of £20 extra
    £39.99
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    £4.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:29PM GMT3d 4hClick & Collect
  • Hand Made fretless 3 string resonator cigar box guitar 

    Hand Made fretless 3 string resonator cigar box guitar. Ash neck with closed back. Gold tuners. Single cool pick up. Fret markers on neck. Cat bowl resonator. Hand painted logo on back. Sounds awesome!
    £100.00
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    Features: With Pickup
  • OddBox Guitars 3 string cigar box guitar kit with single coil pickup

    A really simple, easy to put together genuine electric cigar box guitar kit with a single coil pickup. This kit contains everything you need to build your own slide cigar box guitar. 3 machine heads.
    £45.00
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    Ending Sunday at 3:06PM GMT2d
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    Click & CollectType: Cigar Box Guitar PartsFeatures: With Pickup
  • Jack Daniels Cigar Box for DIY Project guitar with F hole Teak Stain

    Jack Daniels No 7 Carved Cigar Box for CBG. Teak stained with F holes cut for acoustic sound. 26cm x 16cm x 5cm perfect size for building your own cigar box guitar.
    £23.00
    Type: Cigar Tins/ Boxes
    Free postage
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  • ShonKybox 3. Electric 3 string tinjo sign guitar Skull warning sign. + Slide.

    ShonKybox 3. 3 string tinjo tin sign resonator style guitar. Hardwood banjo style bridge. String through tail ferrules. A ShonKy guitar. It is built to last, works perfectly and sounds as good if not better as any other comparably priced guitar and it is truly unique.
    £95.00
    Type: Complete Guitar
    £11.00 postage
    Features: With Pickup
  • CIGAR BOX GUITAR (used) good condition with pickups, 25.5" scale.

    Selling to buy another for a change. Through body oak neck. Twin piezo pickups with volume control. The cigar box is more sturdy than most others. Fully fretted with 25.5" scale. Currently tuned to DGBE for picking and action is fairly low, can be changed of course with larger nut and bridge. There are some small holes on the body face where some attachments were. This was originally a 5 string but I changed it to 4 string. It has drilled holes to change it to 5 or 3 string. Collect only in person from Stubbington PO14. Paypal preferred. See pictures before you bid, no returns accepted. Thanks.
    £25.00
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    Ending 21 Nov at 11:03AM GMT4d 20hCollection in personBrand: UnbrandedType: Complete GuitarFeatures: With Pickup
  • New listingCIGAR BOX GUITAR FRETBOARD BLANKS, MAPLE, OAK, IROKO, VARIOUS SIZES PYO

    £6.00 to £7.00
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    Brand: UnbrandedType: Cigar Box Guitar Parts
  • Cigar Box / 3 guitar strings Plain Steel , Bronze Wound , Alchemy 3 String Set

    Third Bronze Wound. 026.
    £4.95
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    21 sold
  • BLUES BOX SLIDE GUITAR KIT

    BLUES BOX ELECTRIC SLIDE GUITAR KIT. INCLUDED IS ALL YOU NEED TO ASSEMBLE A SLIDE GUITAR COMPLETE WITH STRINGS AND A SLIDE. ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE AND PLAY YOUR OWN CIGAR BOX GUITAR. CAN BE PLAYED BOTH WITH AN AMPLIFIER AND WITHOUT.
    £29.98
    0 bids
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    Ending Sunday at 7:02PM GMT2d 4hClick & CollectFeatures: With Pickup
  • New listingOddBox Guitars 3 string electric cigar box guitar

    A classic 3 string slide cigar box guitar made with a genuine Monte Cristo cigar box body. Way back when people were making the first cigar box guitars they were quite literally a stick and a box with any wire that was available used for strings.
    £65.00
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    Ending 23 Nov at 9:23AM GMT6d 18h
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  •  3 string electric cigar box guitar

    Home made cigar box guitar beech neck mahogany fret board electric pickup installed with volume and tone control.decorated with beer labels theam.good action and intonated.lots of fun easy to play and get started.made by skinny fingers mcgee.see it played on ytube channel.robertowatsiano
    £100.00
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    £12.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 2:09PM GMT2d 23h
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  • Cigar Box Style Slide Guitar acoustic and electric 3 string slider semiacoustic

    This is for a lovely cigar box style 3 string slide guitar. It is made with a 10mm straight dovetailed pine body and a decent pine neck vintage stained with alloy bridge and nut and input jack. It has inlayed sapele mahogany fret markers along the neck It sounds fantastic acoustic and plugged in with it's piezo pickup inside. It has good quality machine heads It's really well made with it's box jointed body and stays in tune it's a standard 25.5 inch scale.i do make guitars and do a few of these at the weekend and are all made with reclaimed woods which have been indoors for a number of years. Item will be well packaged and sent parcel force 48.Please look at my other guitars. Pease check out my other items Thanks PLEASE LOOK AT MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE
    £38.64
    0 bids
    £12.98 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:30PM GMT2d 4hClick & Collect
  • 3 string electric cigar box guitar and amplifier

    Ace 3 string electric slide box guitar. Bought it to learn to play. Never used it. There's also a practice amp, lead and custom made slide with it...
    £60.00
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    Ending Sunday at 3:27PM GMT2dCollection in person
  • Cigar Box for DIY Project guitar with F holes 28cm x 16cm x 4.5cm

    Its perfect size for building your own cigar box guitar.
    £15.00
    Brand: Unbranded
    £3.00 postage
    Type: Cigar Tins/ Boxes
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  • 6 string cigar box guitar style

    6 string cigar box guitar style, body made from solid ash. Very solid build, artwork burnt into the wood.
    £168.00
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  • Custom Order your own Cigar Box guitar. Ukulele, Mandolin £80 DEPOSIT ONLY .

    By world renown builder ShonKy. We are your go to Luthier for your special cigar box guitar. All custom work undertaken. The cost for a completed custom cigar box guitar range from as little as £130.
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  • Cigar box type Resonator 3 String Guitar

    Resonator Guitar. 6" Aluminium Resonator cone with hardwood biscuit and brass bridge. Handmade Cigar Box Type Guitar. Joya De Nicaragua" Cigar Box Guitar (#332792787915). "Perdomo" Cigar Box Guitar (#332735403771).
    £195.00
    Features: With Pickup
    £10.95 postage
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  • Cigar box Guitar - Electric 3 string

    This 3 string Cigar box was completed a couple of months ago. I made it using real Oak for the through neck. This guitar also incorporates a Genuine Victorian door key for the saddle and a threaded bolt for the nut and sink hole strainer for the sound hole.
    £140.00
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    Brand: UnbrandedType: Complete GuitarFeatures: With Pickup
  • The Stamp Collector - 4 String Cigar Box Guitar - By Junk Montague

    .that’s all I want to say about The Stamp Collector but I guess you deserve more info! As well as blues, you can play rock, country, and with the low A string you can actually get a cool punk or indie bass line.
    £79.00
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  • Jack Daniels 6 String Cbg

    Jack Daniels 6 string.with double humbucker volume tone...comes in left and right handed .can tune normal EADGBE...Or Drop tune .built to last.with heavy duty print etc .Handmade
    £100.00
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  • Hand made 1 string diddly bow cigar box type guitar

    Hand made 1string cigar box type guitar electric / acoustic has piezo pickup and 1\4" jack plug installed this one is made from a small wooden cigar box if you look in my other items you will see more of different sizes one medium 3string and one large 3string will be sent by myhermes will send to Europe for extra postage of £20
    £29.99
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    Ending 19 Nov at 4:55PM GMT3d 2hClick & Collect
  • Cigar Box Guitar Songbook - Volume 1: 45 Songs Arranged For 3-String Open G Box

    We go above and beyond to ensure you receive the best level of service.
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  • 1 String Cigar Box Style Piezo Powered Diddley Bow Emoji Tin Canjo

    For sale, I have 3 1 string Cigar Box Style Diddley Bow Canjo made using Cookie Tins, Broom handles and several guitar parts. Each Tin is equipped with a single 25mm Piezo disc pickup wired into a standard guitar jack socket and glued onto the lid of the tin.
    £15.00
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    Type: Complete Guitar
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Cigar Box Guitars 

The unusually named cigar box guitar is a classic instrument that you don’t see much of nowadays. Originally these instruments were made out of cigar cases from around the middle of the nineteenth century (the 1800s).

In order to make the instrument work, the person making it would need to attach a neck (the modern day version of which would be a fret board) to the cigar box. They could then stretch some strings along the neck and hollow out a hole for the sound to resonate within the box.

The boxes were made of wood, so they acted very much like the hollow body of an acoustic guitar does in modern times. The American Great Depression of the 1930s saw people taking more interest in homemade instruments, so the cigar box guitar started to be made in greater quantities. There is also something of a modern revival for the instrument.

Types of Cigar Box Guitar

Different styles and types of cigar box guitar are available, including:

  • 3 string cigar box guitar – a guitar made with a cigar box body that has 3 strings
  • 4 string cigar box guitar – this is the classic type of cigar box guitar, as played by many legendary blues and rock guitarists such as Bo Diddley
  • Vintage cigar box guitar – the instrument goes back a long time, so there are many different vintage models available
  • Modern cigar box guitar – there has been a modern day revival in the popularity of the cigar box guitar, so you can find many new versions available
  • Fretless cigar box guitar – the original guitars were made without frets, in the style of a violin

Cigar Box Guitar Accessories

  • Guitar strings – many cigar box guitars have fewer strings than a normal 6 string guitar. Even so, they still wear out with use so you will want to have spare strings available as replacements
  • Guitar strap – the classic image of someone playing a cigar box guitar is to have them sitting down. You can, however, attach a strap for playing the instrument standing up
  • Guitar plectrum – for plucking the strings of your cigar box guitar, rather than playing with your fingers
  • Guitar case – not as common as an ordinary guitar case, due to the shape of the instrument. Helps protect your guitar from damage
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