"Pure & Simple" Cigar Box Guitar from C.B. Gitty: "We created this cigar box guitar kit with one goal in mind - to make a kit that would allow anyone to build a real, playable cigar box guitar in about an hour at the kitchen table, with only the most basic tools (a screwdriver and small hammer)." Fully assembled and ready to play, this unique instrument is your first step into the world of handmade instruments For the unfretted version they have pre-marked the hardwood neck with drawn fret lines to a 25-inch scale. This guitar is played with the included slide.
This kit builds the traditional "stick on top" cigar box guitar in the style of mountain dulcimers, where the neck rests on top of the box instead of running through it. The result is a nice, loud CBG tuned with the popular "Open G" tuning of G D G, which is what most of the Youtube how-to-play video presenters use.
Here's "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" Shane Speal playing a Pure & Simple Cigar Box Guitar Kit he had finished just before recording this video. The entire build took him about 30 minutes. Cigar Box Guitar Hoedown
To learn how to play your CBG you'll find an enormous and growing library of lessons and downloadable cigar box guitar song sheets, all totally free in our knowledge-base, cigarboxguitar.com!