Demo The Beauty Cigar Box Guitar

by Col on October 13, 2015

Hey People,
today a look at my latest build, you can`t buy it, once again, I have sold this one while it was still on the bench!


This Cigar Box Guitar has a Beauty box, 3 strings, 23 frets, Mother of Pearl fret mark inlays, enclosed tuners, string trees, grommits and box corners, all in brass, a bone and hardwood bridge, a bone nut, double Piezo pick-up with volume control and a handmade brass tail piece.

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Here below is a closer look at the box.

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In this photo you can see the slotted neck, this slides onto the box and in doing so hides the join between neck and box.

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The volume control has a top hat knob, also in shoot the bridge made of bone, I have now added a thin piece of hardwood to the base of the bridge, to lift it just a bit, to make the action right.

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Here is the headstock with string trees and enclosed tuners in brass and bone nut.

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Back of the head stock has my logo sticker.

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As this box is so tidy, I did not want to put my trade mark boot print on the front, but it had to go on, so I stuck it on the back. I had to sand this box back as it was not great, but hasn`t come up well, lovely grain!

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Here is a better look at the tail end with my handmade brass tail piece, jack in-put and strap button.

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The last picture is a long look up from the tail end.

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I always like to end these posts about my new builds with a demo video, here featuring my version of Last Train by the Monkees, I have used this one again, to illustrate how easy a 3-string Cigar Box Guitar is to play.

The guitar is tuned G-D-G, this song is all played on the middle string, with both G-strings droning, you could play it with one finger, there are only 3 slide positions in the whole song.

The right hand rhythm is a hit hard to do while singing, but anyone should be able to do the left hand, with a bit of practice.

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