Hi, this is a website about Homemade guitars, Cigar box guitars, 3 and 4 string guitars, Cookie tin banjos, and the history of hand made and homemade musical instruments from around the world.

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Cigar Box Guitar Music Videos

Here is a couple of music videos that I wanted to share.

This first one is from a homemade instrument builder name Miku from Poland, I have posted about him before on this website.  He make really neat artistic instruments, and they sound fantastic.
You can view his site here, http://www.cigarboxguitar.pl

There is a fork at the end of his headstock, how could you not love this?
Have a listen to this, it is sure to inspire!

This next video is from 2 bothers that are Cigar Box Blues musicians called "The Dusk Brothers"

These guys are from the United Kingdom but play the most authointic old school Swap Rock Americana I have ever heard!....I am not kidding, if you have never heard these guys your in for a treat.
Here is there website, https://www.duskbrothers.com

Watch this video, you'll find it hard to belive this was recorded with just a cell phone but these 2 guys are really great. Watch this video and be prepared to be blown away.

The video is set to volume at mute, so be sure to turn the volume up on both your computer and also in the right hand corner of the little video player.

Dusk Brothers - This Is Hell
Another completely live video of an original song from our Friday night workshop session back in February. And as always everything was played live, what you see and hear is what you get - no loops, samples or triggers, just real, genuine live instruments, most of which we built ourselves. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you like our video so you don't miss our future uploads! (Also, you'll be doing us a big favour because when we get to 100 subscribers we can change our url to something prettier than the mess below, so far we have 64, so we now need another 46!!) Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUU2zcjZF7QxW_U2Jy94y6w These videos were filmed on a smart phone. Dusk Brothers are a UK Bristol based British americana swamp blues cigar box guitar band playing self built home made guitars and foot drums.
Posted by Dusk Brothers on Sunday, March 12, 2017


Look at this story I found in the online edition of our local newspaper


Edited  1-6-2018  @  12:31 PM 


Dear Abby,

I am writing you to ask for your very appreciated advice. Recently my husband of 20 years started playing guitar, it's a rather curious instrument. It's a square guitar made from an old cigar box and it has only 3 strings. He really enjoys his homemade guitar and plays it everyday. It has given him a new passion for music and he loves the history of the instrument.

BUT, the problem is, I am a home based business woman and during my weekly Tupperware parties, my husband locks himself in his "man cave" and my clients and guest have to hear this horrendous growling sound that comes out of that red dog cigar box guitar. 

He also plays guitar late into the night, it has this awful sound that cuts right thru the walls of our house. I can't sleep, I need help!...his electric guitar playing sounds like farts and whistles coming from a 1920's carnival ride. 
I even secretly recorded him so that you could witness the pain I have to suffer through every night. 

This music is happening every night! Please HELP!.....what can I do to rectify this???
Judy,  Sleepless in Seattle