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To contact Snowden Guitars or book Mike Snowden e-mail mike@snowdenguitars.com

 

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
 
* Do you take orders for custom built guitars?
At this time I do not offer custom work. I only sell the cigar box guitars listed on the web page.
 
* How long does it take to build a cigar box guitar?
It takes about 3 or 4 weeks or so to build a cigar box guitar. I take my time and pay attention to every detail. I want each cigar box guitar to play and sound great.
 
* Where do you ship?
Just about anywhere in the world. Let me know your complete address for a quote on the cost of shipping. 
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* How do you tune a 3 string cigar box guitar?
I tune my 3 strings to open G. ( G D G )
You can tune anyway you like... the great thing about these guitars is there are no rules, so you can tune any way you like!
 
* How do you tune a 4 string cigar box guitar?
I tune my 4 strings like a 4 string banjo open G. ( G D B G ) but there are lots of tunings out there... it's fun to experiment and try different tunings.
 
 * How long have you been making cigar box guitars?
Since 2007.
 
* Where do you get your cigar boxes?
Most cigar stores sell their discarded cigar boxes. I am always on the look out for cool cigar boxes.
 
* Do you have a store front?
I sell on line and at art festivals. Check my web page for dates that I will be appearing. I try to have a large selection of guitars to choose from for each show. Call or e-mail to set up an appointment to purchase a guitar from my work shop in person.
 
* How did you come up with building cigar box guitars?
People have been building cigar box guitars since the early 1860s. So they have been around for a long time. I discovered them on the internet and have been hooked ever since!
 
* How can I hear one of your cigar box guitars?
I do have CDs available! Recorded with my hand made cigar box guitars.
 
* How to display my cigar box guitar.
Start with a decorative hook and a loop of leather or rope. Make a loop and use the tuning pegs to display on a hook.
 
 *How do I change my strings?

  

Links

Peach State Lumber Great spot for hardwood in Georgia! Tell them Mike sent you!
 
Snowden Guitars BLOG about my cigar box guitars and other cool stuff!
 
Mike on iTunes Check out my cigar box guitar music.
 
cigarboxguitar.com Lots of good info here!
 
howtotuneaguitar.orgThis will help tune your new CBG
 
SEIZURES PALACE Go make a record! 
 
bellyjellymusic.com  Build you own Cigar Box Guitar!
 
retrofret.com MUST SEE thanks J!
 
kamakahawaii.com Best yuks on the planet.
 
J. Aaron Makers of fine crafted wood countertops. These guys make the coolest countertops going! Thanks to Joshua and Walter for all the great hardwood. You guys are the best!
 
www.gregsguitars.net  Looking to buy or sell some vintage guitar gear? Check out my frind Greg's page.... very cool!