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Cigar Box Guitars: The Ultimate DIY Guide for Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution

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Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now you can learn to make your own. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need to have a shop full of tools. All you need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play! The guitars that can be made with this book: Basic CBG: A simple build with the minimum number of components. It's a three string acoustic instrument built from a paper covered box and played with a slide and has burned-in fret lines, but no real frets. Slightly Nicer CBG. Uses a nicer cigar box, has a more decorative headstock. Also has real metal frets and three strings. In addition, this one incorporates a very simple piezo pickup so it can be played through an amplifier. Slightly more complex in woodworking terms and involves a bit of wiring and soldering. Cigar Box Telecaster. This one would be built from a cigar box and a pre-fabbed six-string guitar neck. It would use commercial pickups and volume/tone controls. I'm picturing it as a tribute to the Fender Telecaster. It involves more complicated woodworking and much more wiring/soldering, as well as filling much of the box with wood to support the tension of six steel strings. More than just a how-to guide, this book chronicles the modern revival of the cigar box guitar. You'll learn a bit about its roots, influential personalities and the cultural trends that are bringing this instrument back to the musical landscape. Author and professional photographer, David Sutton introduces readers the faces of the CGB movement with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. A perfect opportunity to put a real American tradition in your own hands.

Synopsis:

Part DIY guide, part scrapbook – this book takes you behind the music to get a glimpse into the faces, places and workshops of the cigar box revolution.

Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now you can learn to make your own. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need to have a shop full of tools. All you need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play!

Synopsis:

More than just a how-to guide, this book chronicles the modern revival of the cigar box guitar. You'll learn a bit about its roots, influential personalities and the cultural trends that are bringing this instrument back to the musical landscape. Author and professional photographer, David Sutton introduces readers the faces of the CGB movement with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. A perfect opportunity to put a real American tradition in your own hands.

Synopsis:

Go behind the music for a glimpse of the faces, places, and workshops of the cigar box revolution. Learn how to make, play, and enjoy the incredible cigar box guitar, and discover the influential personalities who are changing the musical landscape with their playable art. Professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton introduces you to the culture of this self-expressive movement, with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. Inside Cigar Box Guitars, you'll find step-by-step instructions for making three different guitars, as well as several photographic galleries of historic and contemporary instruments to inspire you to create your own instrument that will be admired by everyone who sees and hears it.

Synopsis:

Part DIY guide, part scrapbook - this book takes you behind the music to get a glimpse into the faces, places and workshops of the cigar box revolution.

About the Author

David Sutton is a highly successful photographer who says that he enjoys woodworking almost as passionately. His portraits of people and their pets have been featured extensively in national media including the Today Show and Animal Planet, as well as in the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Chicago Sun-Times and Crain's Chicago Business. He has also exhibited his work in numerous venues including Hermés of Paris and Takishimaya New York.

Table of Contents

Foreword (by Bill Jehle, author of One Man's Trash: A History of the Cigar Box Guitar) Introduction Chapter 1: Gallery of Guitars Chapter 2: Meet the Makers Chapter 3: Making A Cigar Box Guitar *Tools and Materials *Making the neck and headstock *Fret board *Box preparation *Nut and bridge *Stringing the guitar Chapter 4: Projects *Basic CGB (step-by-step) *Electric CGB (step-by-step) *Cigar Box Telecaster Chapter 5: Tuning and Playing Your CGB: A Primer *Sidebars throughout containing interesting info about cigar box guitars and their makers/players.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565235472
Author:
Sutton, David
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Music-Books on Guitar
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
The Ultimate DIY Gui
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 full-color photos throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Part DIY guide, part scrapbook – this book takes you behind the music to get a glimpse into the faces, places and workshops of the cigar box revolution.

Cigar box guitars have never been more popular and now you can learn to make your own. You don't need to spend a lot of money and you don't need to have a shop full of tools. All you need to do is follow the author's step-by-step instructions for making three different styles of guitar. They're fun (some would say addictive) to build and even more fun to play!

"Synopsis" by , More than just a how-to guide, this book chronicles the modern revival of the cigar box guitar. You'll learn a bit about its roots, influential personalities and the cultural trends that are bringing this instrument back to the musical landscape. Author and professional photographer, David Sutton introduces readers the faces of the CGB movement with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. A perfect opportunity to put a real American tradition in your own hands.
"Synopsis" by , Go behind the music for a glimpse of the faces, places, and workshops of the cigar box revolution. Learn how to make, play, and enjoy the incredible cigar box guitar, and discover the influential personalities who are changing the musical landscape with their playable art. Professional photographer and woodworking enthusiast David Sutton introduces you to the culture of this self-expressive movement, with in-depth profiles and photographic portraits of fascinating builders and performers. Inside Cigar Box Guitars, you'll find step-by-step instructions for making three different guitars, as well as several photographic galleries of historic and contemporary instruments to inspire you to create your own instrument that will be admired by everyone who sees and hears it.
"Synopsis" by , Part DIY guide, part scrapbook - this book takes you behind the music to get a glimpse into the faces, places and workshops of the cigar box revolution.
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