*STOP PRESS* After 7 years of building cigar box guitars, and sending countless instruments to all corners of the globe, I am taking some time out. I would like to thank all my customers past and present, and while this is not a permanent retirement, it may be a little while before I am building guitars again. Or at least until someone figures out the 9 day week.
Keep on slidin'
Welcome to Randy Roosters Cigar Box Guitars!
Here you will find everything from one string diddly bows to 6 string electrics, from custom amplifiers through to cigar box parts. Most though, I hope you'll find some inspiration.
So, whats it all about? Its just a stick and a box right?
This is a scene. This is grass roots. This is what everyone is talking about. This is without ego, without 'shredding', and without doubt, the most fun you can have with a guitar!
These basic yet fascinating instruments are your gateway to musical nirvana.
Playing a guitar has never been this much fun... just watch your audience as you pull one of these out of your gig bag. They might giggle at first, but just watch as you plug it in, crank it up to 11 and rock the house down!
Have a look at a few of the guys who inspired me, showing you what they can do with a box, a stick and a couple of strings.
I think you will agree, Mike Snowden gets more music out of those three strings than a lot of guys get with six! Check him out at http://www.myspace.com/snowdenguitars
This is Hollowbelly headlining at the 2009 cigar box festival. Energectic, in-your-face, straight up, no messing punk blues at its best! Visit http://www.myspace.com/hollowbelly if you think you can handle it...
Ben Prestage is, in my humble opinion, one of the most inspiring musicians alive today. And what does he play? Cigar Box Guitar of course. And drums. And harmonica. And fiddle. And banjo... in fact he can play pretty much anything, and many at the same time! Do the right thing - go buy his cd and help make him a superstar! Ben is at www.benprestagemusic.com
Inspired? I hope so. If not, you might like to check your pulse....