Basic Cigar Box Guitar Kit with Detailed Assembly Instructions


(as of 06/28/2019 at 10:33 UTC)


This is the perfect way to build your first cigar box guitar! This kit contains all of the hardware and parts you need to build your Cigar Box Guitar (CBG), except for the 1" x 2" x 34" hardwood neck, which can be easily found at any lumber/hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowes. We don't include a neck because it would significantly increase the shipping costs! This kit includes 1 paper-covered cigar box (a nice good-sized one perfect for a CBG), a 3-string set of Acoustic Medium CBG strings, 3 economy open-gear tuners with bushings and screws, 8 shiny brass box corners with screws, 4 1" screened brass grommets for use as sound hole inserts, 2 3/8" x 1 1/2" threaded rod lengths for use as the nut and bridge, 1 brass tailpiece hinge, and our exclusive 26-page assembly instructions booklet, chock full of detailed, annotated photos and great down-to-earth how-to instructions. The second photo in this listing shows an example of a completed kit. Please note that the copper pipe slide and guitar pick are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included in this kit, nor is the maple neck shown in the picture. Also please note that you may not receive the exact cigar boxes shown in these photos, but you will definitely receive a fine, decorative, paper-covered good-sized box perfect for use as the body of a CBG. The cigar box may be partly constructed from hardboard instead of wood, but don't worry - hardboard boxes sound great as CBGs! We created our assembly instructions document specifically with the first-time builder in mind; it is chock-full of clear, detailed annotated photos and clear step-by-step how-to information, and will clearly guide you though the process of assembling, stringing and tuning your new CBG. It even has a short section to help get you playing your first tunes on it! Please let us know if you have any questions about this kit and we will do our best to answer them quickly and accurately!


  • Has all the hardware you need except the neck (easily found at hardware stores)
  • Includes guitar tuners, strings, and other hard-to-find hardware
  • Full 26-page assembly how-to guide included, packed with detailed photos
  • Requires only basic hand or power tools and woodworking skills to build
  • A very affordable and easy way to build a slide-style (unfretted) cigar box guitar!


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