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Dan Morril made a cigar box guitar by following the instructions in MAKE Volume 21. It looks great! I like the way he put one of the tuners on the top of the headstock instead of the side. I might give that a try on one of my future builds.

Dan also posted detailed and humorous build notes, which are well worth reading if you plan to build a cigar box guitar.

I’m extremely satisfied with how it came out. That cigar box was all I could have hoped for, and it sounds pretty freakin’ awesome. I expected kind of a course, ragged, thin sound, at least compared to a real guitar. I strummed this sucker and I was completely shocked — it actually sounds like a guitar!! A real honest to gods guitar!

Call me the GIT-arr man

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Cigar Box Guitar on MAKE: Projects

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.


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    Arturo fuente cigars are for girls. So, girls can also enjoy the delicacy with style. You will get varieties of taste online. Have them anywhere, anytime! Call now to know more about girl’s cigars. Gift them to someone, who loves these delicacies.

  2. garth ethan says:

    Also, Acoustic guitars fabricated from cigar boxes. This is attractive design provide with cigar box guitar. I like all model of acoustic guitars.

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  3. I don’t understand the dimensions of the neck (dimensions are 3/4″×1 1/2″). Can someone explain or translate this dimensions to metric dimensions please??

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