Books - Interest in the history of cigar box guitars led to interviews and years of concentrated study. Interest also led to the acquisition and expansion of the cigar box guitar museum. 
Audio / Video - Musical works led to filming the construction of guitars. Video "how to" instruction focused on cigar box guitars led to an interest in their history.  BellyJelly Music - Record label and retail sales channel started in 2003.  Cigar Box Guitar - Build, play, record, write about, etc. 


There's a host of other books that I've published that I will add here. They are all available on Amazon. The Explorers Notebook, Scrap Paper Notes, 100 Years: By Year, Month, and Day, 10 Years By Year, Month, and Day, UNCLASSIFIED.





One Man's Trash: A History of the Cigar Box Guitar
2nd Edition Revised & Expanded

$24.95

Spanning over 150 years of artifacts, this revised and expanded book is a collection of the history of the cigar box guitar, its origins and its changes in value and perception from the mid-1800s to the present.

Includes a complete set of 22 cigar box instrument plans.

[ Available on AMAZON ]




Cigar Box Ukulele: Master Craftsmanship Meets Commodity Materials
$24.99

Why would a master luthier like Sam Kamaka, Jr. build a dozen ukuleles from old cigar boxes? Serious experimentation or personal amusement? William J Jehle expands an intriguing chapter in the history of the cigar box guitar in his search for answers. Full size measured drawing available here.

[ Available on AMAZON ]




One Man's Trash: A History of the Cigar Box Guitar

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Spanning over 150 years of artifacts, this book is a collection of the history of the cigar box guitar, its origins and its changes in value and perception from the mid-1800s to the present.

Includes a complete set of 20 cigar box instrument plans.