Cigar Box Guitar

I was surprised by some great experiments of a craftsmanship self made scene when I heard from the “Frying Pan” 1931, the first electric guitar ever (with “horse shoe magnet” pickup) – made by George Beauchamp, Paul Barth and Harry Watson – now featured in the Rickenbacker Museum, Santa Ana, California

Frying pan (guitar)

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P.S.:
comment by
thomas lieser / onkel wart, (in German):
sowas find ich klasse. brian eno hat vor unzeiten auch auf selbst gebautem und gefundenem gespielt…. und auch halb kaputte instrumente noch verwendet…
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Frizztext reply: five-string-construction! ja mein freund dirk hat die kaputte gitarre ohne kopf und saiten auf dem müll gefunden und sie wieder zu neuem, eigenen leben erweckt. neben dem keks-dosen-deckel auffällig: 5 saiten nur! wie bei einem echten banjo. dazu musste der hals schmaler gesägt werden. der fehlende kopf wurde aus einem stück holz gefertigt, das ein zirkus beim abbauen liegen gelassen hatte …

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writer, photographer, guitarist

12 responses to “Cigar Box Guitar

  1. thirdhandart

    Cool guitar! Very creative recycling!

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  2. Wolfgang Hermann

    hi frizz
    fine work

    by this way have a look on a cigarbox guitar

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigar_box_guitar

    :-)) wolfgang

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  3. when I play on my freshly repaired banjo
    I will remember you!
    actually I try to learn Johann Sebastian BACH on banjo
    prelude BWV 999
    maybe soon I make a video for youtube with Bach + Bjo.
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    thanks for the links:
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigar_box_guitar

    https://www.cbgitty.com/cubecart/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=166

    http://www.finkbuilt.com/blog/cigar-box-guitar/

    http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/cigar-box-guitar-tuning

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  4. another cookie tin self made guitar / banjo:

    COOKIE TIN

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  5. order cookie tin banjos / guitars at jagshouse.com

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  6. Very nice idea… and it plays well? 🙂

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    • you’ve written about ART today and the positive influence for our life.
      to make quilts, cigar box guitars or stained glass windows is maybe a fragment of this …
      Het vervaardigen van 2 Jugendstil glas in lood panelen
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      Quilt Exhibition Zierikzee

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  7. Wow, this is really awesome. Talented too.

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  8. Reminds me of my dad…. he used to play, not so much now…

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