Since mid-2006, all Cuban cigars have bands applied.Between 20, slide lid boxes can be found either banded or unbanded.
“I listen to a bit of blues and have always wanted to learn to play something, so I ended up buying a cigar box guitar online from the US,” he explains.
That was about three years ago and, in the time since, Brendan has not only got a fair handle on how to play a cigar box, but how to make one.
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) Brendan then adds his own touches – the acoustic guitar strings, the tuner pegs, and the neck, made from bits of recycled wood that could be anything from a broom handle to an off-cut from old wooden pallet. “I really love the simplicity of them, yet each one is different,” Brendan says.
“The fact it has only one, two or three strings also makes it appealing to people who think they can’t play an instrument…like me,” he laughs.
Some recordings of the cigar box guitar date back to the 1840s.
It was through this music that Brendan, of Warrnambool, became captivated by the unique guitars.
The original size of this Old Cigar box is about 6 inches by 10 inches Illustration d'une vieille boîte de cigares : portrait de Margaret O'Neal, qui fut la femme du sénateur John Eaton, et qui fut au cœur du scandale Petticoat.