CB. Gitty

CB Gitty Pure & Simple (fretted) Cigar Box Guitar Kit

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Our friends at CB Gitty created this cigar box guitar kit with one goal in mind - to make a kit that would allow anyone to build a real, playable cigar box guitar in about an hour at the kitchen table, with only the most basic tools (a screwdriver and small hammer).

And they succeeded!!

 This kit contains all of the parts you need to complete your cigar box guitar - the box, neck, hardware and strings.

Everything is pre-drilled and pre-marked, so that all you have to do is put in the screws, tap in the string ferrules, string it up and start playing.

This kit contains all of the parts you need to complete your cigar box guitar - the box, neck, hardware and strings.

Everything is pre-drilled and pre-marked, so that all you have to do is put in the screws, tap in the string ferrules, string it up and start playing.

It really is that easy!

Don't believe us? Check out the full assembly guide here to see just how simple it is.

Or check out the full step-by-step video below on how to build, string, tune, and play the Pure & Simple Cigar Box Guitar Kit.

The Pure & Simple Cigar Box Guitar Kit is available fully-fretted or unfretted for slide play

For the unfretted version we have pre-marked the hardwood neck with drawn fret lines to a 25-inch scale.

We have also pre-notched the neck for the threaded rod nut, as well as the location of the special "Flying bridge".

As an added bonus, we even include a slide!

The fully fretted-neck version is also built to a 25-inch scale and uses a zero-fret nut for superior playability, especially for fingers that have never before played a guitar.

This kit builds the traditional "stick on top" cigar box guitar in the style of mountain dulcimers, where the neck rests on top of the box instead of running through it.

The result is a nice, loud CBG tuned with the popular "Open G" tuning of G D G, which is what most of the Youtube how-to-play video presenters use.

Kit contents include:

> One hardwood neck, pre-drilled , marked and prepped with all the necessary holes. The neck included with the fretted kit version has a 1/4-inch fretboard pre-mounted to the top of the neck.

> One cigar box drilled with mounting holes and sound holes. Please note: box style may vary slightly from these pictures, but assembly steps will be the same.

> Three open-gear tuners

> Three tuner bushings

> Six #1 x 5/16-inch Phillips-head tuner mounting screws

> Six brass eyelet string ferrules

> Two 3/4-inch washer-head lath screws for box mounting

> One "Flying Bridge" cigar box guitar bridge

> Four #6 x 1/2-inch brass Phillips-head string retainer screws (unfretted kit version only)

> One 1 1/2-inch threaded rod cigar box guitar nut (unfretted kit version only)

> Three guitar strings that you'll have singing in no time: .042-inch bronze wound (low G), .012-inch plain steel (high D), .009-inch plain steel (high G).

Here's "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" Shane Speal playing a Pure & Simple Cigar Box Guitar Kit he had finished just before recording this video.

The entire build took him about 30 minutes.