What you'll do
After a brief introduction and demonstration of these 3 string electric cigar box guitars we’ll get busy building yours. You’ll pick out your cigar box from our large inventory and start by building the fretboard. This involves drawing where the frets will be, cutting the slots and fret wire and tapping them in place. Once the fretboard is made you’ll glue it to the neck. Next, you’ll install the tuners and nut. Then cut and fit the cigar box to the neck. If you decide to make yours electric n I hope you do, then you’ll install the pickup , volume and jack and be taught how to solder the connections. Now it’s time to string your creation up. Before they are tight though you’ll install the bridge. But we’re not finished yet. We have to set it up by first putting the bridge where it needs to be for perfect intonation. Since this will be different with heavier gage strings we leave it adjustable. Then we slowly deepen the string grooves in the nut to perfect the pitch. Wow! While that may be a lot to try to visualize here it’s actually fun and easy with step by step instruction and proper tools and materials. Now it’s time to plug your guitar into an amp and have fun!
Accomplished builder of Cigar Box Guitars and Banjos. After building many of these great sounding, easy to play, works of art and teaching many students to make their own I’m excited to offer this experience on Airbnb. In as little as half a day you will make a unique instrument. You can decide how much you wish to learn largely depending on the time you have. For instance you can even wind your own magnetic pickup.. Any additional time can be spent learning to play with detailed instruction. We have a nice guest room in our home where you can stay during the workshop.
All tools n materials for you to build your 3 string guitar: box, neck, fretboard, tuners, strings, pickup, volume, and jack.
Where you'll be
We will build your guitar in our workshop near the scenic Manatee River. If you need a break from time to time there are lively walks n bike rides right starting at our shop.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Guest rooms available for $40 a night.
Building your own 3 string Cigar Boxu
£101 / personNew experience
£101 / person