Gitty’s Guide to Junking and Picking for Cigar Box Guitar Building (and more!)

We have just posted a two-part article to the new Sourcing Materials section of our knowledgebase, in which Ben “C. B. Gitty” Baker shares some of what he has learned about finding great stuff to make cigar box guitars and other homemade/handmade instruments out of. Ben shares with you the sort of rusty gold he looks for, where he looks for it, and how he goes about the art of effective buying.

Part 1 of Gitty’s Guide to Junkin’ and Pickin’ for Cigar Box Guitar Building

Part 2 of Gitty’s Guide to Junkin’ and Pickin’ for Cigar Box Guitar Building

We’ll be adding more good info to the Sourcing Materials category in the future, so be sure to check back!

The Simplicity of the Cigar Box Guitar

by Glenn Watt

It’s the feel of your favorite bathrobe with a hot cup of coffee steaming in your hand on a morning when you can take your time to get your day going.

It’s the feel of a cold can of your go-to beer, the pop of the top, the condensation wetting your hand before sitting down in your chair to watch your favorite team for the afternoon.

It’s your old dog, faithful and loving, sitting next to you, waiting with loyal eyes to heed your every word.

The situations are all comfortable. Simple. They feel timeless and like they are all your own. Continue reading “The Simplicity of the Cigar Box Guitar”