Electric Cigar Box Guitar Building
An iconic early American instrument, the cigar box guitar has been instrumental in the development of Blues and Rock music. Students will build an electric slide guitar using a wooden cigar box for the body. To build these traditional blues style guitars students will glue-up, shape, drill, and layout the neck, followed by fitting the neck, pick-ups, and sound holes to the cigar box body. Students will finish the class by installing strings and learning how to play a blues progression on their new guitars.