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Reuse Series: DIY Cigar Box Guitar

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5335 Burnet Rd

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Austin, TX 78756

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Come learn how to make a guitar out of old cigar boxes!

In this workshop we are going to construct very simple unfretted 3 string cigar box guitars using a variety of tools (sanders, drills, hacksaw & more). This is an intermediate/advanced crafter's class.

This is a two-day workshop, when you get a ticket, you are committing to both days.
Saturday, May 4th 12-4 PM
& Sunday May 5th, 12-3 PM

There are only 12 spaces, so you must register for your space on Eventbrite to reserve your space.

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.

"Cigar box guitars are the first instruments played by many blues and rock legends such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Carl Perkins and even Jimi Hendrix. The legend is told when poor folk wanted to play guitar but could afford an instrument, they would craft one from an empty wooden cigar box, a discarded stick and baling wire for strings. This poverty instrument is witnessing resurgence in modern times with the success of old time music such as O Brother Where Art Thou and the do-it-yourself spirit brought on by the Recession." ~The Cigar Box Guitar Museum

The techniques learned should allow the participant to construct these instruments on their own.

These guitars will be strung for playing in open G tuning since there are a number of video tutorials for songs on the Cigar Box Nation website.

Similar instruments were common in America at the turn of the 19th century before inexpensive mass produced instruments were available. The instruments are well suited to roots blues and rock music.

https://cigarboxnation.com/page/build-a-3-string-cigar-box-guitar

How to play lessons

https://cigarboxnation.com/page/how-to-play-cbg

Kashmir because CBG are meant to rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTt3iZNPc2c&start_radio=1&list=RDNTt3iZNPc2c&t=9


Free, and materials are included.

All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.


This series is funded by a stipend from Austin's Resource Recovery

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/austin-resource-recovery

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