April 2, 2018

Here's where all the magic happens. A few pics of the workshop where we make our guitars. 

November 11, 2017

In the early part of the 19th century, cigars were usually shipped in cases of a thousand, wrapped in anything from pigs’ bladders to palm leaves.  America was expanding rapidly and cigar smoking was booming right along with it.  It has been estimated that people, most...

October 1, 2017

When it comes to electrifying a cigar box guitar (or really any stringed instrument, for that matter), there are two basic options: either a piezo pickup (sometimes called a contact pickup), or a magnetic pickup.Well, really there is a third option – a microphone – but...

April 28, 2017

Yesterday I posted an item on eBay just to trial it for selling my Cigar Box Guitar products. The item was a "Cigar Box Guitar Kit" containing an empty Cuban Cigar Box.

This morning I received the following email from eBay:

Some of your listings haven’t followed our Emba...

April 19, 2017

Cigars were packed in boxes, crates, and barrels as early as 1800, but the small sized boxes that we are familiar with today did not exist prior to around 1840 (Hyman, Tony (1972). Handbook of Cigar Boxes. New York: Arnot Art Museum.). Until then, cigars were shipped i...

April 11, 2017

Putting frets at the correct distances along the neck is obviously important if you want your guitar to sound okay. This article explains how to do this (its really simple) for any scale length.

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