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.


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 builders, 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: $240 per person; This class can accommodate up to 3 builders.


If you have purchased a Nickel CBG Kit, click here for the instructions.


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!​ Stop by the store to see the selection of boxes currently available or give us a call at 256-886-8554. Cost is $125 if you purchase in the store or call us to get a quote that includes shipping anywhere in the world.

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