Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cigar Box Guitar

I had alot of fun making the ukulele, but really fun is building a simple blues guitar from a cigar box. I really enjoyed going to the second hand antique place here and scrounging around for a nice wood cigar box and miscellaneous bits for the instrument.  I followed some good-old-boy free plans from  This is a great site with lots of information on how to build and play theses distinctly American instruments that were common from before the turn of the century into the '40's.  With tuners, strings, some radio shack electronics to make it electric and the box I spend just $30.  I used some mahogany from the garage stockpile for the neck and small parts.  Now I've got a quirky little three stringed guitar that is really fun to play and sounds damn good.  Check it out.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Here are a few pictures of the completed mini-simms.

Monday, November 14, 2011