If you want to amplify your cigar box guitar. The Original maker and inventor of Cigar Box Guitar pickups has a great selection of handcarved Americana pickups, http://harrisonguitarpickups.com/
He has been building them for over 130 years, he knows his craft!
In fact, in 1917 the magazine ~Young Electrician~ wrote a story…”You will be amazed at Bob’s ability to harness Edison’s current for the NEW never before seen process of Guitar Amplification!”
visit his site and check out his handy work, you will love his style and they are perfect for cigar box guitars!
Here is a sample of his craft….now get on over there and check him out!
Here’s the latest ad I’ve designed for the almighty Musicvox Guitar Co. No…not a cigar box guitar thing, but this is my absolute FAVORITE “normal” guitar company. I started designing these ads for them simply as a fan homage. Eventually, they asked me to create their national advertising! LOL
Do you love raunchy Southern slide & cigar box blues Tone….added with some total orginality?…and a dash of “Strangeness”???
of course you do, thats what your eyes are on this blog….watch this video…I promise you will love it…this is really good music!
I received an email from Buck Dawson, a proud cigar box guitar builder. He shared his story of building an instrument that also doubles as a book. -Shane
Book Arts is a highly recommended class where we learned to do such things as: make various book bindings, book covers and paper, origami, and design/build decorative boxes. Each student was required to choose a theme for the semester and all of our projects were to be based upon our theme. My theme was Music: from the Player and Listener Point-of-View. When it came time for the final project, we were strongly encouraged to be “ambitious”. I chose to make a Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) because I thought it would be a good way to demonstrate and use a number of the skills we had learned in class. (…more)
Shane Speal’s Online Store has just listed over a dozen new cigar box guitars for sale, including $49 diddley bows. Although some listings say “allow 3-4 weeks for delivery,” Speal is shipping daily and you can expect to get them a lot sooner. See all guitars here.
Bohemian Guitars are a company that describe themselves as creating ‘innovative sounding instruments out of unconventional materials for real, everyday use’. Thier shop is three guys wroking together to make cool guitars!