JUNKBOX GUITARS is located in Medicine Hat, Alberta,Canada

My aim is to provide you with as much detail and information as you would get face to face at one of the craft shows that I attendI encourage you to listen to any accompanying video / audio.If you have any further questions or would like to see a particular guitar in more detail, I can record a quick video, answer questions, give more sound samples etc. I then will post the video to YouTube (private view) and send the link to you. 

 Currently only sold in Canada. $50 S&H fee (regular parcel, Canada Post) applies to orders from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba: All other provinces, please email me first and I will give you a quote.

If you have any questions, please email me and I will respond as soon as possible.

 FALL / CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOWS ARE OVER!

Well, the last 2 big shows of the year are over!!

Butterdome Craft Sale EDMONTON Nov 30 – Dec 3    http://butterdome.ca/fall/

Festival of Crafts CALGARY  December 7 – 10     http://festivalofcrafts.ca/     

 I want to give a special shout-out to all the wonderful new people that I have met during these shows, vendors, customers and onlookers alike!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your interest and support for my cigar box guitars. I love meeting and talking with new folks and am so gratified that my passion is so well received! I’m finishing the year off with only a handful of guitars in stock and am busy (as of  Dec 13) trying to make a few more before the Christmas break to fill some orders that have come in after the Shows. Contact me directly through my contact page if you have any questions, thanks. Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy Holiday Season! Cheers, Dave.

TO SEE WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT TO SEE AT THESE SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS:

   

 FALL / CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOWS ARE OVER!

Well, the last 2 big shows of the year are over!!

Butterdome Craft Sale EDMONTON Nov 30 – Dec 3    http://butterdome.ca/fall/

Festival of Crafts CALGARY  December 7 – 10     http://festivalofcrafts.ca/     

 I want to give a special shout-out to all the wonderful new people that I have met during these shows, vendors, customers and onlookers alike!

Thank you all SO MUCH for your interest and support for my cigar box guitars. I love meeting and talking with new folks and am so gratified that my passion is so well received! I’m finishing the year off with only a handful of guitars in stock and am busy (as of  Dec 13) trying to make a few more before the Christmas break to fill some orders that have come in after the Shows. Contact me directly through my contact page if you have any questions, thanks. Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy Holiday Season! Cheers, Dave.

TO SEE WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT TO SEE AT THESE SHOWS, CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS:

   

Four string tunings

A brief description of three tunings possible when using your high four strings from your six string set. Standard, open D, and open G.

Simple 3 string cbg’s

A quick look at three of my rustic, simple styled three string CBGs. Solid body is made from 2 x 6, the next one is a hand-painted box, and lastly the handmade (by me) box. All fretless, just love the sound of these!

4 String Camacho Box CBG’s

in contrast to my simple rustic 3 stringers, these are very glossy, classy boxes! Adjustable Strat style bridge, maple neck with oak fretboard.

Some Resonator cbg’s

Various resonator style guitars: Virginia 1972 licence plate (4 String), Russel Stover chocolate tin, La Aroma de Cuba cigar box with pet dish resonator, aluminum cake pan. 

So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar box, I cut me a round hole in the middle of it, take me a little piece of plank, nailed it onto that cigar box, and I got me some screen wire and I made me a bridge back there and raised it up high enough that it would sound inside that little box, and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on.

Lightning Hopkins  (1911-1982)

Junkbox Guitars are traditional-style fully functional cigar box guitars which you are going to love! If you have a yearning to play a screaming, wailing slide guitar, play a classic ZZTop ‘La Grange’ lick or a slow melancholy blues sittin’ on your porch with your dog and a beer, this is what you need! All guitars are electric, and I make 3 string, fretted and fretless, 4 and 6 string fretted cbg’s, and more. Guitar bodies are cigar boxes… or anything else that appeals to me! I have made great sounding guitars from metal cookie tins, army canteens, steel toolboxes, cutlery and jewelry boxes and home-made boxes, following a tradition of ‘making do’ with what can be found. Necks are generally oak, sometimes maple or poplar: likewise….. Read more HERE..

So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar box, I cut me a round hole in the middle of it, take me a little piece of plank, nailed it onto that cigar box, and I got me some screen wire and I made me a bridge back there and raised it up high enough that it would sound inside that little box, and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on.

Lightning Hopkins  (1911-1982)

 Junkbox Guitars are traditional-style fully functional cigar box guitars which you are going to love! If you have a yearning to play a screaming, wailing slide guitar, play a classic ZZTop ‘La Grange’ lick or a slow melancholy blues sittin’ on your porch with your dog and a beer, this is what you need! All guitars are electric, and I make 3 string, fretted and fretless, 4 and 6 string fretted cbg’s, and more. Guitar bodies are cigar boxes… or anything else that appeals to me! Read more HERE..

Check out my videos in the Gallery. There I’ll be showing my guitars in action, sometimes explaining something, sometimes just me rambling! With time I hope to add some basic lessons to get you going. If you have any questions, please just fire me off an email and I will try to answer you asap. Cheers! Dave. 

Check out my videos in the Gallery. There I’ll be showing my guitars in action, sometimes explaining something, sometimes just me rambling! With time I hope to add some basic lessons to get you going. If you have any questions, please just fire me off an email and I will try to answer you asap. Cheers! Dave. 

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Check out my videos in the Gallery. There I’ll be showing my guitars in action, sometimes explaining something, sometimes just me rambling! With time I hope to add some basic lessons to get you going. If you have any questions, please just fire me off an email and I will try to answer you asap. Cheers! Dave. 

Hi my names Doug C.  I’m from Medicine Hat, Alberta. My girlfriend Michaela bought me a Junk box guitar for Christmas last year. I love this guitar. It looks and sounds great. Very happy with the quality. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks.

Doug C. from Medicine Hat, Alberta