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 "A hand made one of a kind professional stage instrument that will turn heads and last a lifetime."
FREE How to Play A CBG CD and Free Slide with Every CBG order! 

 Yes I Ship Worldwide!

 

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Custom builds, weird questions? I also make a TON of various custom models, dual pickups, selector switch cbg's, etc...Email me.

 

Professionally Made For Professional Musicians

 Signed and serialized.

Approximately 2 octave neck!

Makes a great travel guitar!

Quality Tuning Machines

 Play it acoustic or 'electrically'

Meticulously hand sanded and shaped

All boxes are 100% wood, not cardboard

Easy enough for adults OR kids to play

I've used mine for 10 Years to play live shows

The Same wire frets Gibson and Fender uses for intricate chording and excellent tone

Contoured and lowered headstock for better intonation.

Hang them on your wall for that extra decorative touch

 Contoured (rounded) underside of neck for easy playability

Custom artwork available on request - email me for a quote

Each guitar is hand made and unique, no two are alike or sound alike

 Yes you can play this puppy live on stage - it never fails to sell a few CD's!

 Most models have a 5th 4th 3rd and 2nd strings, however you can use heavier gauge strings

 Red oak neck - hand made, the best wood for a guitar neck, light and very easy to fret and resistant to bowing

 The Cigar Box Guitar will be packed professionally and securely, making sure that it arrives in perfect condition

 Choose my hand wound magnetic (Strat style) pickup made especially for 3 & 4 string cigar box guitars installed for amplification or humbucker pickups.

 

 

Sound and Video Clips

Songs Inside the Box CBG Documentary

Play ANY Kind Of Music On A CBG!

Sound Clip 4

An entire song recorded entirely with cigar box guitars.
Lead solos were recorded on a ONE STRING diddley bow and a 3 string 12 inch candy tin guitar, the 'bass' is actually a 3 string cigar box guitar tuned down.
These handcrafted instruments can also include guitar pickups if specially requested.

Sound Clip

See dozens of my previously sold CBG videos here (since 2005)

An Article About One of My Cigar Box Guitars On the Huffington Post Web Site

One of my early fretless models is on display at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur Alabama. 

  

 Playing a Cigar Box Guitar

 


4 String CBG with Bluesboy Jag Boogie Board Foot Stomper

PRESS CLIPPINGS

Arkansas Life Magazine 2013

 

Arkansas Times 2011

 

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Synch Magazine

 

Sync Magazine

 

 Order Your Bluesboy Jag Cigar Box Guitar Here

 

Bluesboy Jag 

I've been playing guitar for 33 years and recording for almost as long. I've been a guitar teacher for over 30 years,
specializing in beginners and finger style acoustic blues and slide.

I started playing in a cover band in Little Rock while still in high school. Opened up my own recording studio in 1984
(still in business) and recorded about 40 90 minute cassettes of my own music over the next 20+ years.

Got into blues after discovering Robert Johnson and RL Burnside. I've recorded over 30 full length CD's in the past 9 years
including acoustic blues, electric blues, piano blues, ambient electronic, surf and experimental electronic. I perform all over the country,
playing my cigar box guitar and 6 string Simon and Patrick acoustic. I've made over 2000 CBG's of various types.
 

 

Endorsements

 

I've been playing one of Jag's cbg's on the road for almost 5 years and it's still in great shape and delivers the goods every time!

-Will Greene

JAG's the real deal!!! I've played his cigar box guitars and they absolutely rock.

His cds are mandatory listening for any prim-rock wannabe.

-Shane Speal, self-proclaimed king of the Cigar Box Guitar

 

Hi!!

I Currently own a 1978 Guild D55, 1987 Guild Nightbird, and a Martin ¬Ý- Ian Anderson signature 0-28 (only 87 made)‚

I have not been able to put down the new Cuesta 3 String!! Just worked out a version of Led Zeppelin "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" last night. Great instrument! Thank You!

Regards, L Perry

 

I recently purchased a 3 string diddley bow from you, and I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how totally pleased that I am with it.

I deliberately waited a couple weeks to get some playing time in before writing you - anyone can open the box and say "oh wow, what

a great instrument"...that's a nice thing to do, but it doesn't represent the world that my instruments go through.

 

I play in a working bluegrass/country/old timey/whatever band - The Lonesome Midnight Cowboys. As a side gig, our guitar player and I

do a duet act called The Goat Ropers, with him on either a Tele or a 6 string CBG, while I am the utility man on 3 and 4 string CBG's,

CBG mandolin, a Speal one stringer, washboard, jews harp, harmonica, mountain kazoo...and now the Blues Boy Jag 3 string Diddley Bow.

 

Jag, Your humbucker CBG SCREAMS! I get compliments on it every time I play a gig and it's quickly becoming my fave axe! Thanks SO much!

Thomas Kuester

 

The BBJ 3 stringer plays absolutely super and is built like a tank. It hangs with the electric guitars like you wouldn't believe, and the wide

string spacing allows me to do hammer on's and pull off's with my trusty Stevens steel bar that are incredible. In short - it works and it works real real good!

 

I've played a couple house parties with it and will be using it at a benefit this Saturday. Out of all my CBG family instruments, it's my r

ock...my Steady Eddie. Always in tune, always ready to go, always delivers the goods. I am well pleased.

Thank you for making such a well made instrument that a gigging musician can afford and be proud of.

 

Steve Williams

Vincent OH

I just received my Hoyo Jag and I love it. I've been playing it for the last 4 hours. Thank you for offering a great product at a very reasonable price.

A. Messenger

 

Hey there, I wanted to send you a note to tell you how much I love my CGB.  My girlfriend Lorijo Daniels bought it for me.  

I didn't have any idea what to make of it when I saw it and didn't realize what a fine instrument it truly is until just recently.

I've never played slide guitar, or an open tuning for that matter, so it's been a bit to wrap my head around.  I'm really a piano player

with decent guitar ability, but not great.  I'm playing the CGB through a fender bassman 25 and a Guitar POD XT.  My stuffy

guitar player friends would look down on the setup, but who cares?!  The CGB sounds friggin awesome and plays beautifully.  It's inspiring.  Sooooo coooool!

 Keep up the fantastic work, you have a fan in Portland.

 Best regards,

Tom, Portland

 

Jag:

My CBG came today.

1. Beautiful

2. beautiful and ass-kickin' amp

3. beautiful, solid & cigarbox-like case.

4. sounds good thru Danelectro Ho-Dad amp

5. scary thru Fender Twin Reverb

6. like that funky 9V battery holder.

7. the instruction disc was comprehensive and well planned

8 .the cassettes were a nice touch, and quite tasty

9. Jimmy Rushing! Wow!

10 Blue Bland's 2 steps from the Blues!! Damn!

11. Leroy carr, Christmas in Jail? Seasick Steve has a similar themed song...

And

12 bars, a box o' cigars, a wine bottle-neck...you couldn't need more.

 

Or As Little Richard might say:

 

Bluesboy Jag, he put the jinx on me,

I got the CBG-bies and I can't get well,

I got the Cbg-bies and it's you I gotta tell,

If I can't find my baby, then you know darn well,

I'm gonna ring those strings like an ol' church bell.

 

Jag - WOW! All I can say is a great big

W O W!

This guitar is fantastic! It plays like a dream and has a tone that KILLS. My friends keep ooh-ing and ahh-ing when

I jam with them. Your work is precise and goregeous. I'm starting a new band! Thanks SO MUCH!

Gerald Preston, Minneapolis

 

 

Hey Jag, My CBG arrived today, thank you for sending it all the way to Norway! It sounds and looks amazing, I keep having a hard time putting it down,

I've had it for a few days now and I have truly fallen in love with this instrument. And also I could never play slide

before on my other guitars, on this however its not just easy but it feels natural to me.

Adrian Hallangen

 

Man I bought one of those cheap CBGs on eBay with the transducer pickup and I was really disappointed. So I bought yours with your magnetic

pickup and I gotta tell ya, thing things is AMAZING! The attention to detail really makes your CBGs stand out.

You get what you pay for I guess. Now I know why you are mentioned all over the internet!

 Clinton Tedford 

 

Bill, I got my Boogie Board today in the mail. Thank you so much for shipping it quick, it is awesome and sounds

killer thru my Ampeg 15in bass amp...just got to build up that leg muscle!! Thanks again....

Alan  

 

I love my three string cigar box guitar.  But it's dangerous to have around.  Whenever I grab it, I can't put it down.  It's seriously addictive. 

Though intimidated at first by the lack of frets, I've found it to be very easy to play.  It's well constructed and the electronics work fine. 

And the best thing about it of course, is that all the groupies go crazy over my new natural sounding groove.

 

Doug Czajkowski

  

Hey Jag, 

I want to let you know the guitar made it in great shape as promised and it is beautiful!  I have been lusting after one of these for a couple

years and it certainly did not disappoint.  Now I just need to take my rudimentary knowledge and skills and figure out how to play it. 

I am looking forward to the journey.  I may be checking in for one of your foot stompers some time soon.  Thanks!

 Mike  

 

The guitar came today, we love it, and it sounds great.

Thank you.

RAF

 

Deb is so happy withthe banjo! This is the best present we have ever given her since the bouncy horse

she got for Christmas the year she turned 4! I saw the pictures of it on your website. It looks awesome.

Mary Davis

 

Jag- I just had to let you know how your instrument was recieved. I

thought my husband would have to learn how to play it for awhile, but

no,instead he tuned it, plugged it in and started playing it like he had

it his whole life! He's in love with it. He said, "finally that blues

sound I've been looking for!". He even called me today from his day

job where he works with kids in a juvinile detentention center and he

brought his CBG and everyone was amazed, one of the correctional officers

happened to have a harmonica with him and they started playing and

pretty soon had a crowd. Tomorrow he's performing at a big festival and has

already come up with a couple of songs he's going to play. I'm going

to take a picture of him playing there and email it to you. I want to thank

you again for making it so fast, shipping it so soon, and making it soundso good.

Sam in California

 

Jag,

Just wanted to follow up to let you know my husband LOVES his left-hand cbg and amp!Thanks for a great turn around and a great product!

Happy New Year

Nancy D.

 

hi jag the guitar and foot stomper arived today both are amazing! the guitar sounds great even when

played without an amp ! Ill be taking it to work everyday to play in my lunch break

John UK

 

Hi Jag,

Got the Punch guitar last Friday.... excellent sound and really like the work.

Im playing it any chance I get. Thanks, Daniel

 

Hey Jag,

Guitar & amp arrived today. No problemo,

Sounds nice and dirty, I just love it ! Thanks for the nice job,

Marco. Belgium

 

Hey Jag, just got the La Grand Fabrica cbg and it is KILLER!!! It'll be perfect for the blues festival I'm playing in Maryland.

I can now effectively do covers of Moreland and Arbuckle at my gigs! Thanks man.

 

Hi Jag,

Thank you for my cigar box guitar it's beautiful I shall enjoy very much making a noise on it! Bye, Alison (UK)

 

I just received my first cigar box guitar by Jag, and I simply couldn't be happier with it! This little instrument is a whole lot of fun, and EASY to play.

I've owned a bunch of musical instruments over the past 30 years, but dollar for dollar this has got to be THE best bargain I've ever had! Jag is a true craftsman!

I know that he plays it with a slide, but for myself, I've found that the neck is so silky smooth that I like to "fret" the strings and slide up and down the fingerboard that way.

Overdrive it a bit, through a little tube amp, (or in my case a solid state amp with a tube emulator pedal), and you've got the makings for some geniuine,

heart grindin', foot stompin', po' boy, street corner blues. For a different sound I'm thinkin' about getting another one fretted . . .

string it up lighter, and try it with a drone string (like a mountain dulcimer.) I think that would be the cat's ass, too!

I can't wait to incorporate this into my band's "MucklandMusic" sound!

Kevin Sprague

 

http://www.mucklandcrooners.com I received the guitar yesterday... It is PERFECT! I am giving it to my 11 yr old son for his birthday.

He loves to play guitar and came across a guy with a CBG last yr. He was amazed after playing it and has wanted one since then.

I  am going to have a really hard time waiting until the 21st to give it to him!!! You did a great job. I know it will sound great and that he will LOVE it!

Lisa, Tx

 

Jag, I received the CBG, case and amp yesterday. All I can say is wow! This is the first one I have seen in person but the quality

is unbelievable and you are a true craftsman. I cannot play a regular guitar but I love the history and songs of the

southern bluesmen and hope I can learn to play a little. I want another one, these things just look so awesome!  

 

Dear Bluesboy Jag,

First of all, I bought a guitar from you in March and have LOVED it! the pickup sounds great,

action plays well, and I have found it sounds a lot like a sitar if you play it a certain way.

 

Also, I bought a guitar yesterday for my brothers birthday-- when you ship the guitar to him, please do not include the receipt, as it is a gift.

 

THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GREAT INSTRUMENT-MAKING,

R. Schneider  

 

Another great instrument, thank you so much, you are the master of the box guitar!!

-R Schneider

 

HI . well i got my guitar this morning . I love it and it sounds great ¬Ý, nice case too . thanks .

Billy H. Rogers Ar

 

HEY JAG! did someone ever tell ya that your CBG are a wonder of keeping in tune-mine barely needs tuning after i tuned it WEEKS agoÉ

I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with not only the quality of workmanship but with the sound of the guitar also.

Everything was much nicer than I had anticipated.You did a beautiful job on it. I wouldn't hesitate to

buy another one from you or to recommend you to anyone interested in buying one of these great instruments.

Thank you so much.

Wayne

 

Hey Jag!

 

I got your cigarbox...great work...sounds cool....still experimenting but I am very pleased with the slide sound especially!

 Thanks again

Jim

 

jag

got my cb guitar yesterday and have been playing it ever since,sorry for the delay but you make awesome guitars

love the warm sound from¬Ýyour pickup she sure screams for one string and a broom stick! love it! Thanks!

Chicago mike

 

Got the guitar for my son. Its great! Will get one for myself soon.

Thanks! Lionel Johnston

 

I received my CBG yesterday and played it forseveral hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of the instrument and expect

I will log many, many hours playing it. I tried it in open A, open G and G5. Open A seems to be optimal with the strings it came with.

I would like to compliment you on your craftsmanship (my wife sends her compliments aswell). I played the instrument through my

Ampeg Jet tube amp, straight into the amp and also through a Korg ToneWorks processor, with excellent results. I also played it through

my Fender Acoustasonic amp which produced very appealing tones and really brought out and enhanced the acoustic properties of the

instrument. Thanks for being out there and also for your prompt service. I really appreciate what you're doing!

Bobby Q

 

North Little Rock Times Article

Sync Weekly Article

 

1886 Article on How To Make A CBG

 Local News Story on My CBG's

USA Today Story  

Blues Guitar News Article

My music can be heard in restaurants and shops thanks to MoodMixes.com

See My Guitar Lessons Page  

 

Link Directory for Small Guitar Makers - ToGuitars.Com! - Small guitar makers. Acoustic, classic, bass, resonator, jazz, cigar box and electric guitars. Also amps, effects, pickups, cases, etc!

 

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 A Customer Playing my Charlie Patton model CBG

 

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