How to build a 1-string cigar box diddley bow


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Not quite as arresting as Jimmy Diresta’s videos, but far more informative for the person trying to replicate the process. For those wondering, your local cigar shop will typically sell empty boxes. Mine sells them for charity between $2-$6 bucks depending on quality, but YMMV.

I started building a cigar-box guitar for fun. Like many hobbies, you don’t realize how big it is until you get into it. A good place to start:

Best instructional of this type that I’ve ever seen.

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