Frets or no frets , a cigar box guitar is ideal for slide playing. This video shows a three-string Andalusian Bull box guitar at its swampy best.
Cigar box guitars can vary widely in tone, but often achieve a rich, beautiful sound.
A blues lament for a friend who passed this last year.
A simple single pole pickup on a vintage plate, set in a handmade box.
A 19-fret long-necked beauty with lots of wood accents.
I added nail frets since this video but this showcases the sound.
This is the second guitar I ever built. It has flat disc piezo pickup stuck under the lid.
A 9v battery powers this amp, set with a mahogany and turquoise volume knob.
From the blog entry, this is what a 9 volt battery can do!
Clean sound is nice, but the fun is switching over to some growl.
Lots of sound from this large box four-string.
The Phat 90 pickup sounds smooth!