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Cigar Box Guitars for Discerning Players
What is the Stark Approach?
Creating art you can touch, hear, and feel. Customized cigar box instruments designed with guitar players in mind.
You choose what you want and I’ll build them to your specifications. Or we can work together to get a piece you can enjoy for a long time.
- SLIDE GUITARS
- 5 STRING GUITARS
CBG Pricing Estimator
This estimator is for Cigar Box Guitars ONLY. It does not include Uke’s, or Mandolins. (Uke’s range from $125-$200, Mandolins from $200-$300)
As an estimate, understand that approximately 35% goes to the government and between $50-150 can go into the build between parts, wood, supplies, etc. This estimator is meant to give you some idea of the cost of what you are asking. It factors all of those aspects in.
In the end, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind cigar box instrument made for you or someone special!
Once you’ve figured out what you want for your one-of-a-kind handmade cigar box guitar. Press the Detailed List button and print to a .pdf. You can send it to me and have it as a receipt for yourself.
All builds require 50% down to start.
When you’re deciding on your build, understand that you can select more than one item in most of the sections.
I use my discretion to create the best product I think possible. Wood selection will be appropriate hardwood.
With medium gauge strings, you can choose between one or the other.
As a creator/builder, I may use wood from various sources, pallets, etc. so I may choose to add one or both to ensure the strength of your neck for years of playing. They are pieces of art.
Why does having your own box cost more? Many cigar boxes which are given to me to use, are irreplaceable or sentimental heirlooms.
That makes them risky to work with. I also don\\\’t have the luxury of picking out a box with the build quality necessary for making a great-sounding Cigar Box Guitar.