Cigar Box Guitar – by Luthier

Materials

  • Cedar top of the cigar box
  • Handle / Mast: Hoe Stick (Working Tool). Dyed with Nogaline, linen oil (lacquered at the cuff).
  • Electric guitarra headstocks.
  • Eyebrow: is a normal clamp.
  • Fretboard: does not have.
  • Bridge: key or bullet sheath (fal).
  • Strings: the 3 bass electric guitar
  • Generic electric guitar pegs.
  • Circuit: Simple, in this version without tone or volume.
  • Microphones: contact / piezelelectric with possibilities of cutsomization by the customer. Consult.
  • Includes 1 Slide: Glass (bottle neck trimmed) (BOTTLE NECK).
  • Strap holder (pins) 1 on the bottom.

Instrument Details

  • WEIGHT: 0.5 Kg
  • HIGH: 90 cm
  • WIDTH: 14 cm
  • DEPTH: 5 cm
  • STOCK: available one and also on request.
  • CONSTRUCTION TIME: 15 days
  • FINISHING: only on the mast and in the box at the back
  • TUNING: re – the – my
  • ESTUCHE: Not included. Approximate cost 35 U$S.
  • WARRANTY: Circuit or origin and only on the parts built and not by beatings or ill-treatment.
  • MAINTENANCE / POST SALE SUPPORT: No

IMPORTANT: THE SHIPPING COST MUST BE ADDED TO THE PRICE OF THE INSTRUMENT. SHIPMENTS OUT OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ARE MADE WITH SERVICES SUCH AS DHL UPS, OR SIMILAR. 

MÁS INFO Y COMPRA

Description

Cigar Box Guitar

Ideal instrument for playing blues, a SLIDE (bottle neck included with the instrument) is used to create glisandos. It is ideal for music inciters and children.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES AND DETAILS

Completely handcrafted construction with unique sound and stylistic details. Recycling of BOX OF CIGARROS/ABANOS (of cedar), in general of Cuban cigars. They are unique and the boxes are worked to achieve good resonance. Cedar in itself has good resonance. The models are so many. Make your inquiry and send yourself the available models.

History of the instrument

La Cigar Box Guitar; In Spanish: Cigarette Box Guitar is a rememberor, which uses an empty cigarette box as a resonator. The former had one or two strings; the modern model typically uses three or four strings. Generally speaking, the strings are connected between the end of a stick that is inserted into the cigar box as a mast. Previously the Cigar Box Guitar were Fretless style, that is, without frets; but over time they were added to different models.

The cigars were packed in boxes, cages, barrels and as early as 1800, but the small boxes of size they know today did not exist before around 1840. Until then, the cigars were shipped in large boxes containing 100 or more for each case. After 1840, cigar makers began using smaller portable boxes with 20-50 cigars per box.

There are box instruments from 1840 to the 1860s.  The most reliable proof of an ancient Cigar Box Guitar, dates from a cigar box instrument, copyrighted in 1876 by two soldiers of the Civil War.

VIDEO INTERVIEW

Gustavo étimos, Luthier responsible for the production of the Deedley Bow and the Cigar Box Guitars.
San Telmo neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm1ofSQJTcQ

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