A place where Australian Cigar Box guitar makers, Buskers and other musicians can buy or learn how to make their own Cigar Box guitars.
THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR WAS AN EVOLUTION OF THE DIDDLEY BOW AND HAS LITTLE IN COMMON WITH THE SPANISH GUITAR. THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR IS THE BROTHER OF THE BANJO AND , ALTHOUGH BOTH WERE BORN IN THE U.S.A. . . THEIR ORIGINS ARE IN WEST AFRICA.
GET ROOTED - Exploring & Celebrating the Inginuety of Handmade Instruments. First Draft of the Poster (if you want to run a workshop please personal message me so I can include it in the final dr…
lots of folks have asked me to do a build with a video series to show how i build something from start to finish. i have started that series showing the build progress in stages. it is something i have that i can give to all the folks that build these type of instruments so that they could possibly learn something from me that will help them at some point in time in their building experiences. so for you great folks here in australia i will add that series here for you to view if you like…Continue
Just made this from an old Sanyo mains/battery radio/cassette circa 1970, and a speaker box from the local tip shop. Very basic electronics knowledge, and it sounds fantastic, equivalent to busking cube amps. Runs off 6 volts, 4 cells, see pics
I am into my second build now which has a white beech neck with a jarrah fretboard. In the first build I used satin acrylic spray from a can for the finish and it worked fine, but I am thinking an…Continue
Started by Mick Loomes. Last reply by Nick Jun 13.