I always get an immense satisfaction when something that I’ve made not only looks the way it was meant to but is actually usable. It’s a wonderful feeling seeing that your design and hardwork has produced something that works!
This all goes to say that when I received a beginner’s Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) as a gift earlier this year, my mind soon turned from playing it to working out how to replicate it. Now, there are hundreds of blogs and forums on the internet about the instrument, along with countless plans available to build your own. But what I like most about the instrument is that it is homemade; originally built out of scrap and junk that people had lying around. They didn’t have to be perfect; they were meant to make a sound; and as long as they made a sound they could be used to make music.
After a successful homemade sandpit a few months ago, a homemade guitar sounded like the perfect weekend project!