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  • HANDMADE 3 STRING ELECTRO ACOUSTIC CIGAR BOX GUITAR

    HANDMADE 3 STRING ELECRO ACOUSTIC CIGAR BOX GUITAR FRETTED THROUGH NECK WITH SAPELE FINGERBOARD (STRAT SCALE 25 1/2 " ) FRET/SIDE MARKERS AND GOOD QUALITY GIBSON STYLE MACHINE HEADS. GENUINE SANTA DAMIANA CIGAR BOX 11" X 7" X 2" FITTED WITH A PIEZO PICKUP VOLUME CONTROL AND CHROME STRAP BUTTONS.
    £65.00
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  • Rocky Patel 3 string electric cigar box guitar

    This three string cigar box guitar has the following specifications I have been constructing quality hand made cigar box guitars for over seven years now. tone produced varies with the characteristics of the cigar box itself.
    £120.00
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    £12.00 postage
  • Rocky Patel 3 string electric cigar box guitar

    This three string cigar box guitar has the following specifications I have been constructing quality hand made cigar box guitars for over seven years now. tone produced varies with the characteristics of the cigar box itself.
    £125.00
    or Best Offer
    £12.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar 3 String Pickup & Wiring Harness

    All ready to go into your cigar box, plenty of wire to fit any size box. String spacing 10mm. A250k volume pot. B250k tone pot with 0.047uf cap. Jack mounting plate and screws. Height 20mm.
    £16.99
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  • nice 3 string cigar box guitar

    A nicely built, handmade 3 string Wine box guitar. Body is a nice big Gallo wine box. Doesn't affect the sound. Actions nice to play slide or fingered. Hear what it sounds like here Rose and oak bridge/saddle set-up with brass bridge pins.
    £120.00
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    £18.00 postage
  • Cooper 1 string diddley bow bass guitar cigar box type

    Cooper 1 string diddley bow bass, with a sapele neck fret less but make scale of 740mm , the A string from a bass guitar , 4 pole magnetic pickup, brass nut and rose wood bridge, plays great amazing what ya can do with one string. Thank you.
    £50.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar. Homemade

    Homemade Cigar Box Guitar. This is a project and my first attempt at making a Cigar Box Guitar. Not having a Box I made one to suit- and it measures L 14 in W 7 in D 2 in. the neck is off A lorenzo Acoustic.
    £37.00
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  • 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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  • Cigar Box Guitar 3 string Chromatic Electro Acoustic inc Vol Control American

    Gold Coloured Control Knob. Another of our high quality - StrummA - cigar box guitars. Gold Coloured corner protectors and sound holes. Genuine Cigar Box. Electro Acoustic.
    £92.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar One String Diddley Diddly Bow Electro Acoustic

    Another of our high quality - StrummA - instruments. An Electro Acoustic one string Diddley Bow. Easy to play and amazing fun. Whitewood radiused shaped neck. Shaped Headstock One String Genuine Cigar Box Electro Acoustic Piezo pickup and jack socket Gold Coloured corner protectors Gold Coloured sound holes The Diddley Bow is an ancient instrument, at its most basic, it consists of a string tightened between two posts on a board. When plucked, the string produces a note, and a slide can be used to change the pitch by sliding it up and down the string.
    £41.99
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  • really nice, well-built, 4 string tenor cohiba cigar box guitar

    The body is a nice, stylish cohiba cigar box. It has a piezo pick up in it so you can plug it in. Fully hand-built, great looking, great sounding cigar box guitar. Fretboard is mahogany with wooden fret markers, hand fretted.
    £120.00
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    £18.00 postage
  • Cigar Box Guitar 3 String Bridge

    Cigar Box Guitar 3. String spacing 10mm. Top body string loading.
    £5.50
    £1.85 postage
  • Moonshine 3 string slide cigar box guitar handmade by Hubcap John

    The Moonshine 3 string slide resonator cigar box guitar. Here we have an awesome 3 string paint tin resonator cigar box guitar. - Moonshine graphics designed by Hubcap John. - Handmade Box. - Tunned paint tin lid.
    £140.00
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  • Cigar Box Guitar Neck Fretted Shaped Sapele 25.5 inch Scale

    Cigar Box Guitar Neck Fretted Shaped Sapele 25.5 inch Scale Sapele hardwood Width - 35mm Depth – 25mm Shaped Headstock Nut slot cut Threaded nut provided. Radius back 25.5 inch scale 16 frets hand finished 13 inches from last fret to end which will accomodate most cigar boxes.
    £39.99
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  • cigar box guitar Elvis Presley number plate, 3 string electric

    Nice little electric three string cigar box style guitar ,Elvis plate and made to look robust ,minor imperfections, plays great sounds great ,or just hang it up, quirky folklore, all hand carved hand built including neck, one of a kind, sorry guitar lead not included in the sale.
    £100.00
    £14.99 postage
  • 3 String Hollow Body/cigarbox style guitar.

    This 3 string hollow body cigar box style guitar has been made from a keruing framed box with a cedar back board and a beech ply soundboard, which has some nice artwork, 31 x 22 x 6cm. 5th-a,4th-d, 3rd-g strings tuned to G d g,,,,,it has a single coil pickup with volume and tone controls and a 1/4 jack.the box can be opened to get to the electrics if ever needed, just undo the screws on the sound board.
    £165.00
    £15.00 postage
  • cigar box guitar

    Hand made 3 string Cigar box guitar with two Piezo disc pick ups. Tuned to open'G'.
    £60.00
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  • 3 string cigar box style guitar, electric acoustic, 21 frets

    3 string box guitar made by Full Moon Box Guitars. The body is made from Afzelia wood with a soundboard recycled from a classical guitar and has a lovely acoustic tone. The neck is made from Sapele and finished with Danish oil and is back angled for a better playing position, it has 21 brass frets, green fret markers, white side markers and a carved Domino nut.
    £175.00
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    £20.00 postage
  • Great looking, hand-built 4 string, tenor, cigar box-style cutlery box guitar

    Really classy, well-built tenor scale, 4 string cutlery box guitar. Oak fretboard with wooden fret markers. Hand fretted. Nice handmade oak and rosewood bridge/saddle setup with brass bridge pins.
    £130.00
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    £20.00 postage
  • 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
    £5.60 postage
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  • 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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  • 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
    £5.60 postage

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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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