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Below are some common tunings for your cigar box guitar. You will need a tuner.

The most common tuning for Cigar Box Guitar is open G: if you check out YouTube, you’ll find numerous examples of cbg’s played in the key of G. Usually these are 3 string, tuned GDG , but sometimes 4 String, tuned GDGB or DGBD. Open G is  a really good place to start. Most of Junkbox Guitars are tuned to Open

Tin-Can Guitar

Oil Can GuitarTin-Can Guitar

The Tin-Can Guitar has its origin in the Thownships of South Africa. Kids who couldn't afford a real guitar built their own oil can guitar out of an old oil can.

Click here to go to the Oil-Can building instruction
Click here to go to the Oil-Can Guitars

The Orginal Flatpup

FP3 Alu Classic 1The Original Flatpup

Extremely flat guitar pickups. Outside the box! The original by Elmar zielhofer from Vienna. perfect for the Cigarbox Guitar


here you find the Flatpup Pickups in our Shop