Welcome to Humidor Guitars.
What is a cigar box guitar? Many people have never heard of them, seen them, or heard them being played. But, these instruments are part of the cornerstone of American blues music dating back to the late 1800s.
During the late 1800s, impoverished people, often slaves, wanted instruments, but could not afford a factory made guitar, so they improvised with an empty cigar box, a stick and some string or wire. The cigar box guitar was born.
Made from an Alec Bradley Black Market box, this little amp is perfect for using around the house.
It has 2.5 watts output, which is plenty for practicing, and can get loud enough that people will yell at you to turn it down!
Powered by a 9v battery, you can take it anywhere to jam.
It features a 3.5 inch speaker, on/off volume knob, input jack, and red power LED.
$60.00 plus $12.00 shipping in the lower 48.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
I have been selling my instruments as fast as I can build them, so there has not been anything new listed for a while. If you see anything in the previously sold list that you like, let me know and I will see if I can’t come up with something for you.
There will be some new inventory as soon as I can get them built.
Thanks for stopping by.
A friend of mine builds custom ukes and has a few for sale right now.
All Four ukuleles are 15″ concert scale tune gCEA.
The two on the left are cypress tops.
The camp rock is vinyl graphics over Masonite
The darker one is walnut and heart maple.
The backs are red cedar.
Each is for sale for $150.00. If you are interested, use the Contact form and I will put you in touch with the builder.
How about some FREE music for you to download? The folks at CigarBoxNation.Com have put together a tribute compilation of songs by Townes Van Zandt, all played on cigar box instruments. It is a double album, containing 26 songs, absolutely FREE!!
Get your copy here:
As posted by artist and composer Christopher North:
I’m a film composer (4 features, countless shorts with 12+ albums.)
I’ve got a couple of Dan Sleep’s Humidor CBG’s (and CBU”s.)
Here’s the tracks where my Humidor CBG #1 ( Corona box) was featured:
Giant Place Detail – 3,13,16,23,25,34,37
(Short) Film Music Volume Two – 35, 39, 40, 46
I got a slide from Randy at Mojo Bone Works the other day. Randy makes beautiful slides from bone and a variety of other materials, mostly exotic hardwoods. These slides are absolutely gorgeous! These pictures don’t do it justice. This model is a half & half, with bone on one side and cocobolo hardwood on the other.
I can’t play slide to save my life, but I gave it a few licks anyway. The bone produces a mellower tone than the metal or glass slides do. It also has a less “slippery” feel to it, meaning it doesn’t skitter all over the strings like the metal and glass models do. I think it gave me a better feel of the strings.
These slides can be purchased online at:
My buddy Elmar in Vienna Austria makes some really nice low profile magnetic pickups that are perfect for installing on cigar box guitars. No need for cutting out large portions of your box lids to accommodate a standard magnetic pickup. Just drill a hole to feed the wires through, attach the pickup to the lid and you are done!
Visit his site for more details: www.original-flatpup.com