Thompson's Cigar Box Guitars

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Thompson's Cigar Box Guitars

6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Dalice on Mar 27, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Collin is an artist in every way. Helpful, creative matched by a fast turn around, if you're looking to get a CBG, Collin's your guy.


Carlie on Jan 10, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased a canjo from Collin for my mother for Christmas. The craftsmanship is superior and you can tell it was made with love and care. She loves this little thing and I couldn't have asked for more. On top of it being an excellent purchase, the customer service was truly commendable. Collin replied toy email within 24 hours and offered his telephone number to answer any and all of my questions. Any question I had, he and also his wife, were happy to help. He provided additional tuning instruction and also recommendations for slides and how to play. He shipped the instrument and it arrived right on time, and even followed up to assure it did. We are happy on all fronts and would strongly encourage other folks to purchase from him as well. Wonderful experience from the top down. .


BlackTreeFields on Dec 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Canjo! I got this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. It looks and sounds great! Collin was great to work with and really made sure we got what we wanted and quickly.

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Thompson's Cigar Box Guitars: Hand made in Tampa, FL

Collin Hunter Thompson was born in 1974 in West Palm Beach, FL and currently lives and works in Tampa, FL. He began painting at a young age and by age 15 was producing watercolors. This soon evolved into acrylic & mixed media work.

During a trip to New Orleans in 2010, Thompson was inspired to begin creating his own hand made instruments after chatting with some local street musicians. Living in a city with a huge cigar culture it seemed only natural to incorporate the cigar box into his instruments. By hand painting these instruments Thompson is able to incorporate his love of Dadaism, Surrealism & Pop Art.

Also available are CANJO'S!!!

These one string instruments are fun and easy to play by using a guitar slide & pick. You can choose your favorite color for the can & string gauge or leave it up to me.

This is a great tool for teaching children about basic string instruments and sound resonation and has a cool bluesy southern sound. Louis Armstrong played these on the streets of New Orleans as a kid!


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  • Thompson's Cigar Box Guitars

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Collin H. Thompson, a Florida native, began painting at a young age. A trip to New Orleans inspired him to begin producing home made instruments incorporating the collage techniques and mixed media that he uses in his artwork .

  • Nicolle Azar Thompson


    Nicolle Azar Thompson, a Florida native has a love of history, music, and architecture. She is a firm believer that beauty can be found in common and often forgotten objects.

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Last updated on July 1, 2011

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