Cigar Box Guitars
April 6, 2004 7:24 AM   Subscribe

Cigar Box Guitars. Welcome to the first museum dedicated to the humble cigar box guitar. We have gathered the facts & legends, pictures & players and stories that span over 150 years.
posted by eastlakestandard (9 comments total)
Sweet! [This is good!]
posted by swordfishtrombones at 7:41 AM on April 6, 2004

I like the idea of building my own. [this is good]
posted by ashbury at 7:53 AM on April 6, 2004

Nice site, thanks (I hope they get that museum online)! I once spent some time in Morocco, where people would make oud/guitar hybrids from empty 1 gallon metal olive oil cans, with a length of wood for the neck, and strings made from unwound and straightened bicycle brake cable strands. They sounded very good.
posted by carter at 8:21 AM on April 6, 2004

carter, a while back madamjujujive sent this wonderful oil can guitar site to me, hope you enjoy!
posted by quonsar at 8:29 AM on April 6, 2004

thanks quonsar :)
posted by carter at 8:46 AM on April 6, 2004

You can also build your own cake-tin banjo, and start a band.
posted by hama7 at 9:58 AM on April 6, 2004

Nice post, eastlakestandard. Thanks.
posted by hama7 at 9:59 AM on April 6, 2004

[c'est bon]
posted by Capn at 12:54 PM on April 6, 2004

Way cool, and I am building my own 6 string version...
posted by Eekacat at 9:57 PM on April 6, 2004

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