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Options To Build Your Own CBG


The Cigar Box Guitar Store comes to your location. Every participant builds their own cigar box guitar to take home using our E-Z Build Kit (pictured at right, boxes may vary). Then the group gets a lesson. Building a cigar box guitar is a great activity for church groups, clubs, corporate team building, Scout groups, birthday parties and more.

  • The class last 2-3 hours.

  • The Cigar Box Guitar Store provides CBG kits for each participant, the tools needed and the instructor. (Cigar boxes will vary from example photo.)

  • You supply the location and tables for your participants to work on.

  • Cost: $185 per person, 5 person minimum (Discounts for larger groups.)

  • Anywhere in Huntsville or Madison County, Alabama (We will travel anywhere in the world for a surcharge.)


Click here to request a group build class.

Click here to be notified of our next group build class that's open to the public.


Build your own CBG at home using our E-Z Build Kit (example pictured here). The kit contains everything you need in one package, including the screwdriver needed for assembly. No cutting or drilling required!


Read this article about one person's experience building a cigar box guitar using our E-Z Build Kit.

Stop by the store to see the selection of boxes currently available or click here to buy online. Cost is $125 if you purchase in the store or $155 to purchase and ship anywhere in the continental U.S.


Want to get more hands on? You come and get one-on-one attention to build your own CBG using our tools with guidance from store builder, Pat Nickel.

  • The class last 3-4 hours and is scheduled at The Cigar Box Guitar Store during non-business hours.

  • You bring your own cigar box or choose from our selection. We provide a neck and all the parts.

  • Cost: $250 per person; This class can accommodate up to 3 builders.

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