I am making a slight shift in activities and learning how to play the cigar box guitar. You can buy one, but YOU CAN DIY .
My CBG and a cardboard box didley bow:
Addendum: The bridge (bolt near the bottom) is too far to the rear and reduces the sound volume. The length between bridge and nut (the bolt at the top) needs to be 25 inches (standard) so my guitar neck needed to be longer. I electrified the guitar and played this way it is plenty loud!
I purchased an e-book from Mordacai Bondurant (GittyMan.com) which provides detailed instructions on the build. As he says, if you do exactly as I say you will have a good CBG. It can be used acoustically or electrified. I did electrify mine and build and amp and speaker box. I will detail this in the future
Then, how to play it?
Direct your internet to Hobart, Tasmania and Patrick Curley. His site is LearnCigarBoxGuitar.com. I took the three string slide course and I believe it was $46.00 USD. He is excellent and provides many extras. His accent is strong, but his instructions and playing is clear.
CONFESSION–> I started this about 2 years ago and fell off the wagon into electronics, but now I am back.
P.S.: Just do it!