Cigar Box Guitar are the most basic homemade American musical instruments. The first cigar box guitars appeared in the mid-19th century in rural America with musicians usually too poor to buy a “real” guitar.
Author: Bob Cianci
About Bob Cianci
Bob Cianci is a freelance music journalist and author of the cult classic book, Great Rock Drummers of The Sixties, as well as a working guitarist and drummer. A lifetime musician, Bob also buys, sells and collects guitars. He has written for Premier Guitar, Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player, Collectible Guitar Then & Now, Guitar Coach, Blue Suede News, Modern Drummer, Vintage Drummer, Drumhead and many other publications, newspapers, blogs and websites. He lives in northwestern New Jersey.
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When Gibson unveiled their 2015 product line in the fall of 2014, there was a tsunami of both questionable and negative reaction from guitarists.