Cigar Box Guitar

Being the blues fan I am, I have always been fascinated by the home-made guitars some of the greats learned to strum on. So, I decided to try and create a cigar box guitar.

This one is a basic, fretless three string guitar. The neck is made from aspen. It is harder to play, being fretless and in the future if I ever build another one, I think I will incorporate frets into it. So it must be played more in a slide guitar style.

It does play and when you get the hang of it, it plays well.

Disclaimer: I consider myself an artist. Words and wood are my mediums. I ‘create’ items in wood to express myself. I do not consider it a hobby. I do not make jigs and pump out hundreds of ‘craft’ items. I picture something in my mind and I ‘create’ it. It is a part of me.

“Woodworking is a fine art defined as “a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic and intellectual purposes.” We see beautiful artwork in woodworking all the time, and thus, it can be considered fine art.” (

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