Cigar Box Guitar Workshop


Date: Please enquire for next course date

Next course date is 11th November 2017 @ BlackHorse Workshop Walthamstow, London.

Please enquire with BlackHorse Workshop via their website for booking a place (limited to 16)

Time around 9:30 am – 5.30 pm

We’d like to welcome you to our next workshop day of cigar box guitar building! This a great opportunity to come and create your own instrument from start to finish. We’ll provide you with all the tools, basic materials and guidance you need to become part of the great cigar box guitar tradition.

Over the course of the day and with our help, you’ll put your box together, cut and sand f-holes, fret and sand your neck, carve a headstock and tail end, fit tuning pegs and an electric pickup, shape a bridge and bring it all together to create an instrument that gave birth to the blues. The limits really are your imagination so bring along some ideas for a possible design/ paint job or headstock carving etc.

There’s a cafe attache to the workshop which will provide tea & coffee, corn bread & delta stew fo’ yo’ lunch but maybe bring a few snacks too.

This is a beginners level workshop but it will be a hands on day with the use of some power tools involved. We will be on hand to supervise or pitch in if there is anything you are not comfortable with doing. Suitable for 12 years and upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian unless otherwise arranged with us.

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Duration: 1 day workshop
Saturday 13th October 2018
9.30am – 5.30pm

Project: Cigar box blues guitar

Level: Beginner

Price: £165

To book on follow the link below – do not pay via this website please!

BlackHorse Workshop ‘ Drummond & Hammett’ Build Your Own Cigar Box Guitar Workshop


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