SimplemanGuitars

Cigar Box Guitars and Amps Handcrafted and Custom Made

134 Sales

SimplemanGuitars

Cigar Box Guitars and Amps Handcrafted and Custom Made

134 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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William

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Announcement   SOLD OUT! PLEASE CONVO FOR ANY REQUESTS.
Working on new items to showcase!
Custom made cigar box guitars with that Delta Blues Sound. Cigar box amplifiers to go along with these unique designs. Specializing in one of a kind 4 sting or 3 string cigar box guitars. Each guitar is handcrafted from start to finish in my home studio. This is a truly unique gift for that special person, who loves to play the guitar and wants something original.

Featured on www.suchcoolstuff.net celebrating "Indie Artists"
http://www.suchcoolstuff.net/2011/07/simplemanguitars.html

Contact me through etsy with further questions or to have a guitar custom built by request.


Thank you for checking out my store. Come back soon!

Visit my wifes etsy store at www.willowsgarden.etsy.com

Announcement

SOLD OUT! PLEASE CONVO FOR ANY REQUESTS.
Working on new items to showcase!
Custom made cigar box guitars with that Delta Blues Sound. Cigar box amplifiers to go along with these unique designs. Specializing in one of a kind 4 sting or 3 string cigar box guitars. Each guitar is handcrafted from start to finish in my home studio. This is a truly unique gift for that special person, who loves to play the guitar and wants something original.

Featured on www.suchcoolstuff.net celebrating "Indie Artists"
http://www.suchcoolstuff.net/2011/07/simplemanguitars.html

Contact me through etsy with further questions or to have a guitar custom built by request.


Thank you for checking out my store. Come back soon!

Visit my wifes etsy store at www.willowsgarden.etsy.com

William

Contact shop owner

William

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Nicole W

Nicole W on May 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this amp to go with a custom guitar. William provided great recommendations on which products would pair well together, and offered helpful insight on maintenance and use for both products when shipped. Wonderful customer service and great products! Thank you again!

Nicole W

Nicole W on May 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

William was a gem through the custom request and production process. Not only did he accommodate my requests, he gave me additional options, sent me images while he was making it, and shipped quickly one it was completed. The end product was beautiful -- very well packaged and meticulously crafted. I also purchased an amp to go with the guitar. William provided great recommendations on which to pair with my custom guitar, and offered helpful insight on maintenance and use for both products when shipped. Wonderful customer service and great products! Thank you again!

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About

One Box at a Time!

Simpleman Guitars evolved from a passion for music and natural ability make things with my hands. I have always enjoyed wood working since highschool; as well as playing guitar. The two fused together sort of naturally. My first notion to build a cigar box guitar came after seeing and hearing a very talented blues artist, Ben Prestage. The venue was the Bamboo Room in Lake Worth, Fl, sometime in 2004 or 2005. Ben played several different guitars, one of them being a cigar box guitar. I was instantly in love with this arrangement of old materials being brought to life through the sounds of the Mississippi Delta guitar. Shortly after I started researching about cigar box guitars and learning about their long history which dates back to the revolutionary war. So, I started to build with trial and error, until I figured things out pretty well. My guitar playing friends all wanted one, so I started to make some for people I knew. Before, long I started up started up the ETSY shop. I build each guiter one at a time, and play each guitar for about a week before I put one up for sale. I started making amps to go along the guitars and they have really been popular among musicians and little gift ideas for that special someone, as they are very unique as well.

I live in an old dairy barn in upstate New York, it has been converted into a habitable environment of course. The basement is where I do my work as I have a full woodshop and tons of old boards which I recycle and use in many of my designs. I really enjoy taking something someone sees as trash or useless and making something amazing like a Cigar Box Guitar! Hope you enjoy my shop and check new builds often. Thanks for reading!

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  • William

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Builder

    Simpleman Guitars specializes in custom built Cigar Box Guitars and Amps. Each build is handcrafted from start to finish, by William in his home workshop. Repurposed cigar boxes and recycled wood from barns make these pieces one of a kind.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2011
I custom build each cigar box guitar from start to finish in my studio with a lot of time and attention to detail. I love making something with my hands that is truly unique and original. I search for cigar boxes at local cigar shops and use the best quality materials I can purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept paypal and money orders. Payments must be made within 3 to 5 days after purchase. If you are paying with a money order purchase will be shipped as soon as payment is recieved.
For international shipping paypal will be the only form of payment accepted.
For questions please convo me.
Shipping
Items ship through USPS. Purchases ship out on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please allow 7-10 days for ready to order guitars. International shipping please allow up to 4 weeks to recieve item unless shipped priority which is generally 6-10 business days. Custom orders can take up to 3 weeks from start to finish. Insurance will be added to shipping costs. Delivery confirmation will also be included in each order.
Please let me know with any special requests and convo me through email.
Refunds and Exchanges
Guitars can be returned within 7 days of purchase. In like new condtion and in original packaging.
If there is damage to guitar please return item and it will be repaired or replaced and resent to you. You will just need to pay return shipping for the item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders can be done please convo me with any interest. If you have a special cigar box you want made into a guitar you can send me a message and we can work something out.