Ancient U.S. cigarbox. Ebonised neck with sappelle fret board. Fully fretted with brass screw position markers. Hand made tuning pegs. Blacksmith nail bridge. Spoon tailpiece. Turned dowel rod. Piezo pickups


All of my cigarbox guitars are made using vintage cigarboxes, which have been stabilised and reinforced. This not only ensures that these beautiful antique boxes remain in tact but it also improves volume and sustain. I aim to retain as much of the character as possible  - i have a real love of patina and wear marks. The necks are made from various hardwoods, most of which have been reclaimed from antique furniture - therefore perfectly hard and seasoned.


As standard i use piezo transducer pickups but if you wish to use one of the many custom built wound pickups, designed especially for CBGs, then please let me know and i can introduce you to sof the great pick up makers out there.

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