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Mississippi Delta cigar box slide guitar

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Cigar box slide guitar lovingly handcrafted by me at Brax~Tone Delta Bluesbox Guitars in Eugene, OR.
Specializing in crafting high quality, depression era, traditional Mississippi Delta style slide guitars.
Cigar box guitars are one of the humblest & easiest instruments to play, three strings is all you need for fat, authentic Delta Blues sound, don't let anybody tell you different!
What sets my guitars apart from others is my attention to detail & craftsmanship, especially the neck & headstock, I spend a lot of time in this area.
Go to Braxtone.wordpress for high res pictures & of cbgs I've made in the past & current if your interested.

Guitar features~
~Glass bottleneck slide included
~Nickle frets
~Angled headstock
~Eastern maple neck
~Walnut fretboard
~Inlayed headstock
~Piezo pickup
~Domino bridge
~Brass bolt nut
~Inlay green pearloid marker dots
~Gear tuners
~Brass corner protectors x8
~Hand rubbed wax finish on all wood parts
~Bronze wound strings
~25" scale length
Guitar is signed & numbered

Like most people your first thought might be- Why use only 3 strings, isn't a 6 string better?
Well, it's just a different animal altogether- when you add a 6 string neck, it sounds like a regular guitar no matter what you do or how you play. You'll never achieve that dirty, raunchy, primitive Delta sound on a 6 string guitar ever.

The following is my artists statement~
The Original Brax~Tone Delta Blues Box Guitars
Braxton Nagle
My cbg’s are traditional, Mississippi Delta style, electrocoustic slide, cigar box guitars. Hand crafted in Eugene, OR.
I’ve always been attracted to the fine aesthetic quality of cigar boxes.
As an artist working with wood & mixed media for over 20 years (among other things) creating these primitive, humble little guitars is the most satisfying.
I am pleased that these guitars are a very accessible instrument for aspiring musicians as well as the instrument on which many Blues Masters learned their craft.
Cigar box guitars have a wonderful lineage dating back over 150 years.
They really came into their own during the Great Depression with blues musicians of the Delta Mississippi region making guitars out of found objects.
Cigar box guitars have been enjoying a huge revival recently in other parts of the country, as interested folks are getting back to the real & primitive essence of this unique style of American music.
I’m proud to be making a small contribution to that movement -
referred to as the “Cigar Box Guitar Revolution” & being part of a small group pioneering these marvelous little instruments westward.
I’ve sold my guitars nationally as well as internationally.
Recent recipients~
John Mellencamp & James Williamson of the Stooges.

~Keeping it real, one cigar box at a time~

*NOTE Don't get stuck with a learning curve guitar! Do your homework, compare features, make sure there's a return policy, make sure the builder has made at least 50. Be wary of cbgs under $200- Pictures can be very deceiving.
My guitars are
professionally made & are not toys, I've made over 120.

International buyers please contact me for specific shipping costs, thanks!

Mississippi Delta cigar box slide guitar


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cigar box, domino, oak, tuners, brass bolt, strings, peizo, drain cover, fret wire
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
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