Screening the Sound Holes Gives Your Cigar Box Guitar a Clean Look


There are many different designs and ideas for sound holes in cigar box guitars, but the simple process of adding window screen mesh can greatly clean up the look and give the instrument a Dobro attitude.  Shane Speal shows you the simple process in the video below.

Tools needed:

  • Scroll Saw or coping saw
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Optional: Linseed oil and Q-Tips (see extra tip below video)

EXTRA TIP: Using Q-tips, apply linseed oil to the cut edges of the hole. It darkens and seals the wood. It gets rid of the “cut out” look.