Episode 12 DIY Cigar box guitar

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We have a ghetto guitar or Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) and Dave gives a tour of his ghetto shop.

Special thanks to the kings of the CBG Carl ‘Daddy Stovepipe’ and Ian ‘Booniesville’ Morrison make sure to go to the links and check out their YouTube mojo….

Here is a link to the 3D model of the guitar I built so you can get the dimensions and build one yourself and here is a link to the viewer / CAD software SKETCHUP that is awesome and free! For parts you need 3-3″ #10 eye bolts, 6- #10 washers, 3- #10 Nylock nuts, 1- 2″ #10 eyebolt, 1- 2″ #8 bolt, cigar box, 3′ 1″x3″ oak board (or any other hardwood), Guitar strings #16, #19, #24


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We have a ghetto guitar or Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) and Dave gives a tour of his ghetto shop.

Special thanks to the kings of the CBG Carl ‘Daddy Stovepipe’ and Ian ‘Booniesville’ Morrison make sure to go to the links and check out their YouTube mojo….

Here is a link to the 3D model of the guitar I built so you can get the dimensions and build one yourself and here is a link to the viewer / CAD software SKETCHUP that is awesome and free! For parts you need 3-3″ #10 eye bolts, 6- #10 washers, 3- #10 Nylock nuts, 1- 2″ #10 eyebolt, 1- 2″ #8 bolt, cigar box, 3′ 1″x3″ oak board (or any other hardwood), Guitar strings #16, #19, #24


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5 Responses to “Episode 12 DIY Cigar box guitar”

  1. Wholly March 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Another great and focused episode with some awesome editing! And some decent guitar playin’ too!

  2. Ben March 31, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks! I would not call it decent playing on my part…. I need some work but noodling around can be quite relaxing for me, unlike the bleeding ear audience :)

  3. Mitch January 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Can this be made with 6 strings??

  4. admin January 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Yes it can, use a wider piece of wood for the neck unless you want the strings too close together to play. But the strings may bend the neck as well. The standard for these instruments is 3 or 4 strings.

    Don’t let that stop you from experimenting though!

  5. Courtney October 26, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    This video is awesome I just recently started doing projects so this video helped out a lot!! Plus you guys are pretty funny and down to Earth. Best D.I.Y. show I have seen in a while.

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