Brookwood Cigar Box Guitars
Unique guitars, handmade in Australia
The “Cigar Box Guitar” was born out of hard times during the great depression of the 1930’s. It was particularly popular in the American South, where sitting on the front porch and singing the blues was a popular pastime.
Recently I became intrigued with the open tuning on guitars, what songs to play and how to play them. This led me into the fascinating world of “Cigar Box Guitars”. I love the adage “there ain’t no rules for CBG’s” and the freedom of expression you can impart with their design and construction. Just what I needed for my next venture.
So join the 3 string revolution, don’t be too precious and let the slide rip!
My Steampunk Guitars are inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery.
My Cigar Box Guitars emphasize the use of recycled and reclaimed timber.