History of
Cigar Box Guitars....

Welcome to Angels Song Handmade Musical Creations…..Come on in and enjoy the music of our ancestors… From Blues and Roots to Appalachian and Bluegrass the need for hand made musical instruments has been the way of the american musician since the 1800's.

It would seem that the earliest cigar box instruments would be extremely pure and primitive: however this is not always the case depending on the makers personal budget. The National Cigar Box Guitar Museum has acquired two cigar box fiddles built in 1886 and 1889 that seem very playable and well built. The 1886 fiddle was made for an 8 year old boy and is certainly playable, but the 1889 fiddle has a well carved neck and slotted violin headstock. The latter instrument was made for serious playing.

The cigar box guitars and fiddles were also important in the rise of jug bands and blues. As most of these performers were black Americans living in poverty, many could not afford a “real” instrument. Using these, along with the washtub bass (similar to the cigar box guitar), jugs, washboards, and harmonica, black musicians performed blues during socializations.

The Great Depression of the 1930s saw a resurgence of homemade musical instruments. Times were hard in the American south and for entertainment sitting on the front porch singing away their blues was a popular pastime. Musical instruments were beyond the means of everybody, but an old cigar box, a piece of broom handle and a couple wires from the screen door and a guitar were born.

We are here to continue the tradition and hope to be able to bring the music to many many people along the way…..There is a surge in the Cigar Box Guitar community and the selections and ideas are many. Take a look around and see if there is something you like. We most like to build" To Order". Your box, my box your idea my idea whatever you want I am up to building your cigar box guitar for you…

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Glimpse of our Gallery

We provide our customers with wide range of varieties for different categories of Cigar Box Guitars.

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Category : 3 Stringer
Fuente resonator 3 string

Nice Arturo Fuente box with a hand spun resonator cone, maple biscuit and bone saddle. Single coil strat style pickup sits between two hand cut f-holes.

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Category : 4 Stringer
Red Brickhouse Ukulele

Here is a nice Brickhouse concert size ukulele. All acoustic it has a maple and cherry neck with a curly maple fretboard, handmade walnut bridge.

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Category : 6 Stringer
Padron 6 string

6 String Padron guitar with an Ibanez neck and enclosed tuners. Gibson style wraparound bridge and a nice humbucker pickup. Sweet sounding and playing.

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