Basic 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Kit with How-To Guide
For an article describing all of the add-on options listed above, please click here. We also have a 4-string version of this kit available here.
This kit contains almost all of the hardware and parts you need to make a great 3-string cigar box guitar - everything except a 1x2" x 34" hardwood board for the neck! Created by C. B. Gitty specifically for the first time CBG builder, this kit includes a 26-page how-to guide chock full of detailed photos and easy-to-follow instructions for assembling the CBG. Only simple tools such as a saw, screwdriver and drill (hand or power) are required to complete the kit. A board for the neck can easily be found at a lumber yard or hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowes.
The picture above shows the completed kit. Please note that the copper pipe slide and guitar pick are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included in this kit. Also please note that you may not receive the exact cigar boxes shown in these photos, but you will definitely receive a fine, decorative, paper-covered good-sized box perfect for use as the body of a CBG. The cigar box may be partly constructed from hardboard instead of wood, but don't worry - hardboard boxes sound great as CBGs! If you don't need the box, just choose the "No Box" option from the dropdown list and save yourself $3
This kit contains the following items (actual contents vary depending on options chosen):
- 1 Cigar Box (styles vary)
- 1 3-string CBG Acoustic Medium String Set
- 3 Economy Tuners with bushings and screws
- 8 Shiny Brass Box Corners with screws
- 4 1" Screened Brass Grommets for use as sound hole inserts
- (2) 3/8" x 1 1/2" threaded rod lengths, for use as bridge and nut
- 1 Brass tailpiece hinge
- 1 26-page Assembly Instructions Document
Check out the add-on options above, to make your cigar box guitar even cooler! Please note that if you choose an all-wood box, that the proceduce for mounting the neck may be somewhat different than what is described in the how-to guide. This is because all-wood boxes differ in construction from paper-covered boxes, and their exact configuration varies widely from box to box. So choosing an all-wood box may require a bit more figuring and creativity on your part! Also on the all-wood boxes the corners are often rounded or the sides have some curve to them, so the brass box corners might not be usable.
Fun stuff..Great productPhil Paramore - Mar 04 2012, 18:13 PM
"I really enjoyed making a guitar from this kit. Very good instruction manual. Parts clearly labeled and well packaged. Prompt delivery and reasonable prices too. I think this is A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING A CIGAR BOX GUITAR! "Write a review