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Build your own 3-string, electrified cigar box guitar and make some sweet sounds.
Thanks go to Ed Vogel for the original article in MAKE, Volume 04.
To download
The Cigar Box Guitar MP4 click here or subscribe in iTunes.

Check out the complete Cigar Box Guitar article in MAKE, Volume 04 “Cigar Box Guitar”
and you can see that in our Digital Edition.


  • SilverAdept

    I was just wondering, if anyone has done any enhansments to this project by adding some DIY effects to the guitar itself.
    Maybe adding a distortion filter to the internals.
    I’ll have to add this to the list.

  • Make: television

    Also, be sure to check out John Park’s banjo construction on Make: television, and Ed Vogel’s incredible combo, including the Display Case Bass. http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/03/maker_workshop_cigar_box_guitar_on.html

  • RSS Downloader

    The download link on this page doesn’t work – you have “..com” by mistake:
    http://cdn.makezine..com/make/WP65CigarBoxGuitar.mp4

  • KipKay

    The link is working now. Thanks for the heads up.

  • http://twitter.com/Webcam_lessons Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Cool! I’ve got scheme for building such guitar! :)

    In the meanwhile, I suggest you check out my webcam guitar lessons program. I feel that you or anybody interested could benefit a lot from it :)

    http://www.pedjazz.com/webcamguitarlessons/