Archive for the ‘Cigar Box Guitars’ Category

Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute guitar

As a longtime fan of Stevie Ray, I felt moved to make a tribute guitar. I found a fellow in the UK that did wood burning, so I ordered a wooden box with that image on it. I purchased a commercially made Strat style neck, and ordered a customized engraved brass plate for the headstock, and a laser engraved neck plate.

In keeping with the Texas theme, I used brass Texas style stars for sound hole covers, and added a custom wound rosewood single coil pickup.

It was sold to a friend of mine very quickly after it was finished, so I never got a chance to do a sound check video. Maybe I can talk him into doing that for me.


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Introduction to Cigar Box Guitars

Justin Johnson explains what CBGs are all about:

Instruction DVDs by Justin Johnson

Humidor Guitars is proud to offer

instructional DVDs by:

“The Wizard” Justin Johnson


For further details and ordering information,

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Yes, I am still building guitars…

When I started building and selling the ThinBucker guitar pickups, I had no idea how popular they would become. I have sold over 100 of them already, and sent them all over the world.


I am still building cigar box guitars, I have just fallen behind due to the numbers of pickups I have had to build to keep up with the demand.


If you see something on my site that appeals to you, I can still take orders. I just have not been able to get any inventory guitars done.





Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival – 2014

Here is a press conference that let’s know all about this year’s festival in York, PA.

Production Delays


Due to an influx of guitar and pickup orders, and the fact that I am moving to a new house in the coming weeks, I have fallen behind on building guitars and pickups.

If you wish to order a guitar or a pickup, please feel free. But, be aware that it will take several weeks to process your order and get it shipped.

Thanks for understanding.



Ordering Pickups



I have an order form up and working now. You can order pickups HERE:


At this moment I am about 2 weeks behind on getting orders filled, so thanks for your patience.




I have fallen behind in getting a current price list and order form completed for the pickups I am winding.


If you are looking for SleepTalker, ThinTalker, or ThinBucker pickups, please contact me using the Contact Form.




ThinBucker flat style pickups

There has been some confusion between the pickups that I produce, and the ones that Elmar produces under the name Original Flat Pup.


To avoid any further confusion, the flat pup style humbucker pickups I produce will be known as ThinBuckers.


SleepTalker – Line of 3 and 4 string standard pickups.


ThinTalker – Line of thin single coil pickups.


ThinBucker – Line of flat pup humbucker style pickups.



Playing the Blues on a Humidor Guitars Four String

I always love to see what my customers can do with the guitars they buy from me. Here is Buddy doing some jammin’ and slidin’ on his new Las Cabrillas cigar box guitar from Humidor Guitars.

Humidor Guitars partners with Original Flat Pup!











Humidor Guitars is proud to announce a partnership with Original Flat Pup!

Humidor Guitars will now be an official supplier for the thin Flat Pup pickups, winding pickups using Elmar’s original design and specifications.  We look forward to providing folks with the same quality and sound that they have come to expect from Original Flat Pup, as well as offering reduced shipping costs for US customers.

Initially, I will only be offering 3 and 4 string Flat Pups with aluminum or brass housings. For the time being, those who want the traditional scalloped wooden frames will need to continue to buy them from Once I get production ramped up, I may be able to offer pickups with wooden frames.

Humidor Guitars will offer both the Original Flat Pup dual coil humbucker style pickup, and the ThinTalker slim, single coil style pickup of my own design.

Pricing for US buyers will be the same as the USD prices listed on the Original Flat Pup site:

Similarly, shipping will be on a per order basis, and may depend on the number of items ordered.

Please bear with us as we work out the kinks, and feel free to contact either one of us if you have any questions.