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Cigar Box Guitar

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2012

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Until a few days ago, I had never heard of a cigar box guitar….But, cigar box guitars and fiddles date back to the Civil War. I attend church with Hector Pena who builds them. I have not heard a tune played on one yet, but maybe one day I can report to you on that. Here is a picture of Hector playing one of his guitars. Hector probably sells these things so if you have any interest let us know…Pete

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I’ve seen the cigar box guitars on several of our many trips to the War Eagle Arts & Crafts Festival over the years and heard sound coming from them there a time or two. Being a novice in guitar music, I am not one to judge their quality, but they sound pretty good. Their music is a little better than that which came from the old homemade flutes that we use to make from hollow sticks in Coal Fire; but, in our case, if the “flute” made any sound at all, it was a “good flute”.

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someone sent me this about the cigar box guitars…check it out as there are several locations of information about them..Pete

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