Hello and welcome to my little house on the Web, you probably got here because you spotted me at the Treacle Market in Macclesfield
or maybe out busking or at some other market and took a leaflet,
so I reckon you might be interested in getting one of my guitars,
first let me tell you a bit about them....these things are
CIGAR BOX GUITARS,
real 3 string guitars made from old cigar boxes, often used to play blues but great for any kind of music.
They are easy to learn to play, lots of fun and really really cool.
Each Dirt Pie Cigar Box Guitar
is a unique one off hand made musical instrument.
\All the cigar boxes I use are carefully selected and must have
just the right amount of age and patina to suit being turned into one of my guitars. I'm not in the business of making shiny new looking instruments, but if you are looking for something that looks like it's just been discovered in the back of a derelict barn, you are in the right place.
The necks are made from Sapele, this is a sustainable hardwood from Africa,
the nuts are made from old bone dominos
and the bridges from recycled ebony piano keys.
They have fourteen frets and three strings tuned to an open G chord,
that's G D G,
they are all fitted with a piezo pick-up, which means you can play them as an accoustic guitar or, if you wish, plug it into an amplifier,
this is a very simple way of electrifying the guitars and gives each guitar its own unique sound.
All the guitars come with a
free gunny sack, cunningly crafted from a recycled coffee bean sack, a hillbilly guitar strap ( that'll be a piece of string then), a glass slide cut from a wine bottle
and some basic instructions to get you started.
at the present all my guitars will cost you 130 pounds plus 15pounds to pack and post it
If you would like to buy a guitar all you need to do is email me at
or message me
on facebook at
and i will send you some pictures of all the guitars i've got ready to go, you pick one, paypal me at the email address and i'll get it packed and posted...easy peasy..