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Ed Stilley’s Guitars – as photographed by Bill Jagitsch.

Cigar box guitar builder/performer, Bill Jagitsch (aka Bluesboy Jag) recently visited the Old Statehouse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas to witness the “True Faith/True Light:  The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley” display.  (Read about it in our companion piece over at Cigar Box Nation.)

Here is the entire photo gallery of his visit.

New How-to Article: Using Hard-tail Bridges on Cigar Box Guitars

This black bottom-loading 4-string hard-tail bridge is great for cigar box guitars and electric ukuleles. Available from CBGitty.com.

The third entry in our series of foundational How-To articles by Ben “Gitty” Baker is now available!

This article covers how and why to use hard-tail bridges on your electric cigar box guitars. Ben covers the different styles available, how to properly mount them and the benefits of using them.

Be sure to check out the line of 3, 4 and 6-string hard-tail bridges available on CBGitty.com!

New How-to Article: How and Why to Use Strap Buttons

Gold Strap Button from C. B. GittyHere’s another new how-to article by Ben “Gitty” Baker: how and why to use strap buttons on your cigar box guitar! Strap buttons (along with a guitar strap) are a great addition that help an instrument appeal to performing musicians. If you aren’t using them, read this article to find out why you should!

To pick up some quality strap buttons on the cheap, head over to C. B. Gitty and check out their selection!

New How-To Article: Using Sealed-Gear Guitar Tuners

Sealed-gear Guitar TunersWe just published a new how-to article in our knowledgebase here on CigarBoxGuitar.com! This article, written by Ben “Gitty” Baker, walks you through the basics of using sealed-gear tuners.

Ben covers some of the different styles and varieties, as well as how to mount them correctly. This is one of our “foundation” series of articles that cover some of the basic building blocks of cigar box guitar building, and we hope that it helps you in your own building!

For great deals on sealed-gear tuners, be sure to check out the selection over at CBGitty.com!

Chrome Tombstone Tuners from C. B. Gitty