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:
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!