• ShonKy Cigar Box guitar. Ukulele, Mandolin Custom Order. Deposit only.

    By world renown builder ShonKy. From a 3 string fretless to a 6 string hollowbody, Old time rustic to clean cut and modern. We are your go to Luthier for your special cigar box guitar. All custom work undertaken.
    £80.00
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  • New listingJack Daniels Cigar Box for DIY Project guitar with F hole

    Jack Daniels No 7 Carved Cigar Box for CBG. F holes cut for acoustic sound. 26cm x 16cm x 5cm perfect size for building your own cigar box guitar.
    £20.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Tailpiece

    They can be supplied polished or with various degrees of 'antiquing' for a more relic look, and can even have a unique embossed logo although minimum quantity would apply, (see last pic. a special order for 'Junksville Guitars' -brilliant, see their website!).
    £7.50
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  • Resonator Cone Set 7 1/4"

    This is a resonator cone set for CBG, mandolin,uke or other small instrument project. It consists of a very light hand-spun pure aluminium cone, hand-stamped cover plate, hand-rest and a Maple biscuit with BlackWalnut saddle.
    £46.50
    Free postage
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Build

    3 or 4 string, your choice. Your design. You can have the standard builds or you can have a full blown resonator with spun cone and cover plate. I go under the name of Rock Hill Guitars.
    £150.00
    Free postage
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  • Cooper 3 string electric guitar ( cigar box type ) e

    Cooper 3 string guitar, with a beech neck, 19 frets 24in scale , brass nut and saddle, tele magnetic pickup 6.8k, open machine heads, strung Gdg, plays beautifully slide or finger style, super tone acoustically and plugged in. Thank you.
    £90.00
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  • Macanudo 3 string electric cigar box guitar

    This three string cigar box guitar has the fo llowing specifications I have been constructing quality hand made cigar box guitars for some years now. tone produced varies with the characteristics of the cigar box itself.
    £31.00
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    Ending 22 Jan at 7:04PM GMT3d 2h
  • Cigar Box Guitar Style Kit Self Assembly 3 String Strumma Strum Stick

    Everything is included in this kit to make an acoustic 3 string cigar box style guitar. Assembly and getting started instructions. Only basic tools needed for assembly. You can decorate the instrument, pre-assembly, to make it a personalised one-off instrument.
    £43.00
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  • ShonKy ShonKybox 3 2018 Natural Matt Cigar Box guitar. Acoustic, Slide, Fretless

    ShonKybox 3 string acoustic cigar box guitar. Sounds great. very loud with great tone unplugged. Fitted with a twin Piezo disc so can be connected to an amp, PA or recording equipment. For best results use an acoustic amplifier or route through a pre-amp or EQ.
    £75.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Neck Blank Blanks SAPELE Hardwood

    Cigar Box Guitar Neck Blank Blanks SAPELE Hardwood Cigar box guitar neck blank - SAPELE Approximate Nominal measurements 35mm x 25mm x 1000mm. Planed all round - ready to go. Timber used for our neck and fretboard blanks are selected for consistency of grain and absence of defects.
    £10.00
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  • HOME MADE 3 STRING CIGAR BOX STYLE GUITAR

    Custom made all hand crafted electric cigar box style 3 string guitar. Homemade 3 string (cigar box style) solid wood guitar. 3 Strings tuned to the chord of G, volume and tone single coil pick up. A strong solid wood guitar with body and neck.
    £40.00
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  • Cigar Box for DIY Project guitar with F holes 28cm x 16cm x 4.5cm

    £15.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Texas Lancero 3 String Fretted Acoustic/Electric LISTEN BELOW

    This is a natural beautiful cedar wood cigar box in excellent condition. It has been treated and braced and sounds great. I would never personally buy a guitar without hearing it first. I have built many cigar box guitars over the years and I strive for near perfection.
    £180.00
    £14.95 postage
  • Cigar Box Resonator Guitar by Three String Chris

    3 String Resonator Gig Quality Dog Bowl Cigar Box Guitar. From then on I have been making them and trying to play them as well as I can. Very Cool guitar and plays Amazing Nice one ------ les.oliver1272012.
    £165.00
    £15.00 postage
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  • ELECTRIC BLUES BOX ELECTRIC SLIDE GUITAR CIGAR BOX GUITAR ASSEMBLED POSTAGE POSS

    SELF ASSEMBLY CIGAR BOX GUITAR FOR SALE. IT COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX, BOOK, CD AND SLIDE.
    £25.00
    0 bidsEnding Sunday at 1:47PM GMT1d 21hCollection in person
  • Pre-owned Cigar Box Type Guitar 3 String

    I’ve a number of these guitars and this one looks basi handmade is 82 cm long -you’ll see from the pics the body isn’t actually a cigar box I don’t play so I’ve no idea on the sound sorry It looks in used and played condition Free UK Delivery via Myhermes 3-5 days deliver and worldwide via ebays global service. Please do take a look at the various photos for a better idea on condition and function. Many thanks for looking!
    £73.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar..Electric three string..Tuned open G for mainly slide playing

    Cigar Box Guitars have been around for at least 150. Cigar Box was great for simple Guitars, Fiddles. a Cigar Box Guitar are. and the like. The first ones had only one string. Broom Handles, bailing wire and just about any-.
    £31.00
    8 bids
    £3.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:49PM GMT2d 5h
  • Cooper, 1 string diddley bow, morris hubcap guitar

    Cooper, 1 string diddley bow, the neck is made from a hardwood broom handle and has a 24in scale marked, a morris hubcap, the is a disc piezo pickup . The string is the 6th ( E ) I have had a play tuned to E and down to D load of fun . Thank you.
    £38.00
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  • Alchemy Cigar Box guitar strings , 3 String 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. Alchemy Cigar box Guitar strings, 3 string set for Acoustic instruments.
    £5.25
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  • Cigar Box Guitar bits clearout...... CGB Stuff

    Cigar Box Guitar bits clearout. CGB Stuff. Cheers Tony. Item Dispatch times.
    £49.99
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    £99.99 postage
    Ending 22 Jan at 8:27PM GMT3d 3h
  • New listingcigar box guitar

    Home made cigar box guitar Works as an acoustic or plugged into an amp Collection only Cash on collection,stand not included
    £25.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 2:51PM GMT22h 8mCollection in person
  • "Jack Daniel's" Theme Cigar Box Guitar

    Handmade "Jack Daniel's" themed Cigar Box Guitar. Cigar Box Guitar (#332378263896). Cigar Box Guitar Amp (#332367579141). Cigar Box Guitar (#332325521602). Cigar Box Guitar (#332164670146). Mother of pearl fret markers and white side fret markers.
    £145.00
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  • New listingBiscuit Tin Cigar Box Guitar

    A great new professionally made cigar box guitar made from a large biscuit tin with London themed graphics. It is strung for GDG tuning with d'Addario nickel strings. A slightly looser bottom string gives plenty of twang, and a heavier high string gives a nice resistance to the slide to help prevent bottoming out the slide against the frets.
    £60.00
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    Ending 25 Jan at 7:43PM GMT6d 3h
  • StrummA Stick Strum Dulcimer Cigar Box Guitar Strummer Solid Top w Bag TRAVEL

    StrummA Stick Dulcimer Travel. Many people give up learning to play an instrument do to the frustration of not being able to make music quickly enough, but with the StrummA you can make music straight away.
    £49.99
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  • Cigar box Guitar Winged Body Custom handmade

    Dark Cat Cigar box Guitar Custom-made Body Special production. Hand-made cigar box guitar body is ready. 4 string bridge (no pickup Just Bridge). 500k volume pot and knob Jack input (up and running).
    £19.37
    From Turkey
    £7.13 postage
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Fretboard 20 frets width 4cm

    Fretboard 20 frets. 63.5 cm /25" scale length.
    £15.12
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    £7.13 postage
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  • ShonKy CelloBox 2016 Natural. One string cigar box cello. WW1 replica

    ShonKy 1 string Fiddle replica. 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. A great guitar, great neck and quiet electrics.
    £60.00
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  • 3 String cigar box guitar by Blind John - The Pin Up Special

    The Pin Up Special 3 string Cigar Box Guitar. Buy it as a playable guitar or would also look great as a wall hanger.Your chance to own a genuine Blind John Cigar Box Guitar. Decoupaged 50s pin up china cigar box, fretted, piezo pic up.
    £125.00
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    Ending 22 Jan at 5:00PM GMT3dClick & Collect
  • Bertie Bassetts Diddley Bow one string guitar Slide

    In very good condition used 2 or 3 times comes with an amplifier jack out put to plug into an amplifier.
    £30.00
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  • Romeo y Julieta 3 string cigar box guitar by Swamp Monster Cigar Box Guitars

    Here I have my 3rd edition to Swamp Monster guitars, a Romeo y Julieta robustos turned into a 3 string cigar box guitar. This is a very nice cigar box guitar the neck has a tung oil finish sanded between coats and carnauba guitar wax for an ultra smooth slide whilst playing.
    £180.00
    £7.32 postage
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  • Eastcoast Handmade Electro-Acoustic Guitar

    Beautifully Sounding Guitar With Rainbow Strap. A Few Marks Can Be Seen On The Back Of Guitar Body.
    £79.99
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  • Handmade Cigar Box Guitar Style Folk Instrument, handmade body, Mahogany neck

    Cigar box style guitar, 3 string, hand made box to get better sound. Output from Piezo sensor under bridge. Mahogany neck. 23 in scale.
    £95.00
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  • 1 String Mint Tin Piezo Powered Diddley Bow

    The Piezo pickup is placed inside the Tin with the jack socket and the tin itself glued down ontothe length of Pine. I have glued the Piezo pickup down on the inside of the tin so that it doesn't rattle around in there.
    £10.00
    £7.57 postage
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  • Right Handed 6 String Biscuit Cookie Tin Cigar Box Canjo Guitar Spongebob Neck

    The Tin has mounted upon it one top loading chrome Strat style Bridge. As shown in the pictures, I have had to add a piece of scrap wood underneath the bridge and raise the bridge saddles in order to raise the strings above the neck to make it playable without any fret buzz.
    £80.00
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  • Electro Acoustic Cigar Box Guitar 4 String with Soft Case

    As an electric version of the Cask Firkin this cigar box guitar gives a creamy and bluesy sound from its P-90 dog ear pickup and has tone and volume controls. J.N. Guitars believe that producing whiskey and making guitars have many similarities with the craft of the manufacturer each giving depth and individual character to their product.
    £184.00
    Brand: Stagg
    £5.95 postage
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  • New listingCigar Box Guitar by KALICO GUITARS

    Kalico guitars are incredibly tactile and are made to be played, they are not made to be shut away in a case and only brought out for special occasions. You'll want to keep this guitar hanging around your living areas, not just because it looks great, but because you won't be able to stop yourself picking it up and playing it at every opportunity.
    £225.00
    £18.00 postage
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  • Acoustic Cigar Box Guitar 4 String with Soft Case

    J.N. Guitars believe that producing whiskey and making guitars have many similarities with the craft of the manufacturer each giving depth and individual character to their product. Cask was therefore the perfect name for this tribute to an iconic instrument.
    £143.00
    Brand: Stagg
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  • Cigar Box Guitar 6 String, Unusual Guitar, Guitar Art

    The neck and bridge are from a used 6 String strat style Guitar, the pick up is a gold covered humbucker, the cigar box is a paper covered box with chrome case corners. I’ve built an internal block of maple on which the neck is bolted to, the strings and bridge are also mounted onto the internal maple block.
    £135.00
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  • All-In-One 3 String Cigar Box Guitar Ukelele Bridge / Dual Piezo Pickups

    10 mm Dual piezo. Powerful audio.
    £9.29
    From Turkey
    £3.53 postage
    27 sold
  • electric quitar

    electric quitar. Condition is Used. Dispatched with -.
    £90.00
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  • ShonKy ShonKybox4, 4 String Fretted Electric cigar box, Zebrano

    4 String cigar box guitar. Reclaimed Sapele Neck Fat C profile (Rounded off back). Made from a genuine TAA cigar box. Zebrano arm rest and Zebrano Control Panel. so there is the old screw holes and slight marks where the machines where previouslysituated the Price reflects this.
    £180.00
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  • cigar box guitar (Marmite biscuit tin) Blues guitar Brand new Unique

    3 String Cigar box style Guitar Marmite biscuit tin (3 available) This one is right handed and available for immediate delivery Other 2 built to order so can be modified slightly or left handed if needed. 18 frets Single coil pick up Volume and tone control Threaded bar bridge Hinge string mount 3 x semi enclosed winders You can see more of my builds on www.slideguitar.co.uk Video link here. Copy and paste in to URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZaz9sKCqY
    £155.00
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  • ShonKy ShonKybox6, 6 String Electric cigar box. Recycled Upcycled!

    This one is made from a Large San Lotano Cigar box which has had a Honduran Mahogany Block installed in order to bolt on a Used electric guitar neck. The neck is a previously (lightly) used handmade neck (Not by ShonKy).
    £160.00
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  • ShonKy 2 string tuna can reso Cigar box guitar. Acoustic. Folk old time

    ShonKy box 2 string acoustic tuna tin resonator cigar box guitar. Originally we designed this to be a 2 string fiddle similar to the ones used in the early 19th century. designed to be held between the knees with the neck in an upright position and played like a cello.
    £99.00
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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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