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Sophisticated cigar box guitar


Ronnie Hinton of Florida made a tunable six-string cigar box guitar, base on the project in MAKE vol. 4. As the video on his site shows, he can play a decent tune or two on it!

From the pages of MAKE:


Cigar Box Guitar by Ed Vogel in MAKE volume 4 – preview online (digital subscribers can read entire article)

2 thoughts on “Sophisticated cigar box guitar

  1. Actually, I’m not the one playing it in the video, that’s a friend of mine. I’m actually much better at making things than playing them.

    Also, I’ve made another one of these since I liked the first one so much. They’re both pretty much the same, but I narrowed the neck by 1cm the 2nd time around. and clear coated the parts more before assembly than after to keep stains and wear from showing up as much on the paper of the box.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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