Books

Well, it's just one book for the moment. More to come.

I am constanly collecting stories about these instruments, their makers, and their players. Feel free to contact me about any discoveries that you've made. It just may appear in a future edition! william.jehle@cigarboxguitar.org

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.



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.



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.