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Building the Cigar Box Guitar or Uke

Course Overview

The humble, cigar box guitar or CBG is a rudimentary stringed instrument which is easy to build, endlessly variable and fun to play. Leftover boxes from cigars, old lunch boxes, cookie tins, even a small case for whatever can be turned into a fun and playable instrument. You'll have the option to make a tenor ukulele or 3 string guitar version in the class. Bring a box to work with or some will be available for purchase. If time permits we'll make a pilgrimage to a thrift shop to see if there are hidden treasures waiting to be a musical instrument. Some basic tool skills will be helpful. We'll be using mainly hand tools to assemble our projects from a pre- fashioned neck and parts. Each project will be unique and will require some creative problem solving along the way.

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