My Home-made Cigar Box Guitar

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Introduction: My Home-made Cigar Box Guitar

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A friend and I were having a 4 month-long competition on who could make the best home-made instrument, we don't really know who won, but mine is most known around the community (friends, school, etc.) but yeah, check it out. The neck is a piece of curly maple, the cigar box is a cohiba box of ten cigars, imported from the Dominican Republic, store-bought tuners (I'm lame), left over strings, and a piezo for the pick-up. I'll most likly be making another and will be sure to make an instructable on it.

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    C_Maconroe
    C_Maconroe

    9 years ago on Introduction

    If I get 4 bass strings and a long enough neck would that be a cigar bass?

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    korgoth25
    korgoth25

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    you should be able to, its the same principle for a regular guitar vs a bass, there almost the same exccept bass has longer strings

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    ampaxx
    ampaxx

    10 years ago on Introduction

    if you want to learn how to make one, just google cigar box guitar,there are plenty of sites, btw i love the guitar it is one of the best Ihave seen

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    powchang
    powchang

    11 years ago on Introduction

    dude it would be really nice if you made an instructional video plz!!! i have most the stuff to make this

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    bbzbz
    bbzbz

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Would someone clue me in as to where to find a cigar box, please?

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    jasonagain
    jasonagain

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty much all places that sell cigars sell the empty boxes, too. They usually just cost a dollar or two.

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    jungkurth
    jungkurth

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    bbzbz - Find a cigar store - Tinder Box in my area - and ask about the boxes. I regularly stop by and pick them up for $1 to $2. I have gotten some amazing boxes that are perfect for projects like Make/instructables shows here and in the mag. Also, some liquor stores which sell cigars may have the boxes available. Be nice, take the bad with the good, and they may give them to you for free (works for me whenever I get down to Maryland...)

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    Coati
    Coati

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I just picked up that same box for the same purpose but the lid had a crack in it,I think I will keep looking and keep that one for storage.I guess I could glue it but I hate to put the effort into it if it comes out sounding horrible.Beautiful work on yours,thanks for the inspiration.

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    bumpus
    bumpus

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! My friend helped me cut them out. I seem to suck when it comes to scroll-saws..

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    grimfig
    grimfig

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It was probably a Piezo Element.

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    bumpus
    bumpus

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Uhm, I forget what exact one I used, but I got it from RS. :D