Vol. 04: Cigar Box Guitar

Build and play this sweet-sounding 3-string instrument in an afternoon.

+ Downloads & Extras:

+ Mark Frauenfelder's Cigar Box Guitar

Wonder what the Cigar Box Guitar sounds like? MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder built his own Cigar Box Guitar. In this video clip, he shows some of the modifications he made to the original design and shares some tips for making your own version.


Two Make magazine authors happen to meet in downtown Minneapolis.

Hear Ed Vogel playing "Twinkle, Twinkle" on his cigar box guitar.

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