C. B. Gitty Cigar Box Guitar 71 – Partagas Spanish Rosado 3-Stringer

This beautiful cigar box guitar is one of C. B. Gitty’s custom models, where each instrument is built to a unique design, and is packed with great features. Built in C. B. Gitty’s workshop, located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, USA, these are great cigar box instruments – if you have been looking for a cool-sounding, well-made cigar box guitar that you can tune up and start playing right out of the box, then look no further!


Check out the features and specifcations of this guitar below. The instrument shown in the photographs is the exact one you will receive.


Features Specifications
Beautiful paper-covered Thompson Tusker Cigar Box – these are hard to find!
Custom-shaped angled headstock
Chrome sealed-gear Tombstone-button tuners
Beautiful hard maple neck
Hand-marked Fret markers
Decorative nickel screened sound hole inserts
Threaded rod nut and bridge
Embedded piezo pickup
Scale Length 25″
Overall Length 35″
Box Size (approx) 10 3/4″W x 7 3/4″ H x 2″ D
Number of Strings 3
Intended Tuning G B D
Fretted No
Neck Wood Hard Maple
Pickup Style Disk Piezo

We also include a “player’s pack” of goodies with every guitar – a $34 value! This goodie bag contains the following great accessories:

Black nylon guitar strap
2 1/4″ polished copper slide
Pack of C. B. Gitty guitar picks
Digital chromatic guitar tuner
10ft. Black Amp Cord
Spare set of strings

A cigar box guitar is a rude, often crude, gritty home-made instrument, and there aren’t really any rules when it comes to making them. They are about as far as you can get from the glossy, soul-less factory-made instruments hanging on the walls of most music stores today. The CBGs we sell are meant to invoke the sorts of instruments that the founding fathers of blues would have built from stuff they had laying around – an old empty cigar box for the body, a piece of scrap lumber for the neck, scrap pieces of woods, lengths of bolt, old keys, etc for the nut and bridge, miscellaneous hardware such as a hinge half for the tailpiece.

Every instrument that bears the C. B. Gitty name is built to a minimum standard of quality and playability, but you need to know that cigar box guitars are for the most part primitive and primal instruments that bear little resemblance to the shiny mass-produced things you see hanging on the wall of a guitar store. Each one is a unique, hand-made creation, as much instrument as art. They may have some rough edges, some nicks and scuffs, some “interesting” intonations, high actions, a bit of twang or sitar-buzz on certain strings, etc. That is part of what the CBG is all about. There are builders out there who turn out high-end professional-grade cigar box instruments, and charge hundreds of dollars for them, and that is fine. You just need to know that these instruments are built with a different purpose in mind. If all of that sounds good to you, then great! If it makes your blood pressure shoot up and causes you to start muttering about “real” instruments and the finely honed traditions of luthiery… then you probably shouldn’t buy one of these!

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