Boxes For All Reasons

Cigar Box Ukulele

Posted on: July 15, 2011

I’m not sure I’ve ever heard or seen a cigar box ukulele.   In researching this post, though, I came across many “how to” videos as well as mention of people like Lightnin’ Hopkins who got their start playing cigar box instruments.  This clip shows a cigar box ukulele being used to play a Tom Petty song, “For All The Wrong Reasons.”



2 Responses to "Cigar Box Ukulele"

Hi, there is a ton of information on the home of the cigar box revolution:

I am currently building 5 cigar box ukuleles and have made them in all sizes.
I also have some videos of my son playing the cigar box ukulele and guitar at

Thanks so much for the information. I had no idea cigar box instruments are such a vital subset of instruments as a whole. I checked out the first video of your son. Wow! He’s great, and the instrument is beautiful!


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