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  • David Sutton Obsessed With Cigar Box Guitars

Obsessed With Cigar Box Guitars

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  • Over 120 homemade instruments from canjos and diddley bows to a double-necked bass/guitar hybrid and an elaborate six-string, electric, steampunk masterpiece
  • Stunning photo gallery highlights incredible creations utilizing everything from broom handles, beer bottles, and combs to cookie tins, bottle caps, and rusted bolts
  • Revealing portraits of both legendary and contemporary roots music personalities
  • Step-by-step project for building your own concert-sized cigar box ukulele


Indulge your passion for handmade musical greatness!

There's a growing movement of self-expression unfolding in the world of music. Musicians and hobbyists are finding new creative freedom by making their own musical instruments out of unconventional materials. In a modern revival of a great American tradition, sliders, pickers, strummers, and makers are coming together in what they call the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution.

Inside this book, professional photographer and CBG enthusiast David Sutton shares his obsession with these handmade treasures through vivid photographs of inspired musical creativity. You'll find beautiful color photographs of more than 120 amazing homemade musical instruments, stunning examples of DIY musical greatness, from a kid's two-string guitar and an electrified canjo to an elaborate six-string on a crutch; authentic stories of legendary American roots music personalities; and a meticulously detailed step-by-step project for building your own concert-sized cigar box ukulele.

Obsessed with Cigar Box Guitars, 2nd Edition celebrates the genre and the modern craft of these irresistibly alluring instruments. In 232 pages, David Sutton, the author of Cigar Box Guitars and a woodworking enthusiast, shares an expanded photo gallery of handmade musical masterpieces. These ingenious creations range from simple cardboard diddley bows to wooden box electric six-string guitars that are more impressive than anything you can buy in a store.

Obsessed with Cigar Box Guitars makes an amazing gift for music lovers, fans of CBGs, and anyone who wants to try their own hand at building a handmade instrument!

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