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Collaborate with juried artist Jeff Mello, owner of The Cigar Box Guitar Store and luthier at Mad Sci Innovations on a one-of-a-kind cigar box guitar. With a collaboration, the possibilities are limitless, but include choices of:

  • 3 or 4 string cigar box guitars or 2 string cigar box bass

  • Box, including custom-made box, license plate, tin or other found object

  • Sound hole design

  • Selection of pickups

  • Woods used

  • Fret marker inlays

  • Headstock style

Prices vary depending on complexity, but most range from $375-$500. Shipping within the U.S. ranges from $35-$50 depending on the address and the weight of the guitar. Read reviews of his creations here.

Length of time from initial design meeting to protection completion is typically 6-8 weeks. Need something sooner? We offer beautiful gift certificates and your choice of cigar box to use for a tangible gift for any special occasion. Call 256-886-8554 or e-mail to set an appointment to discuss your custom build or order a gift certificate to purchase a custom build for that special someone.   


Some examples of custom orders:

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