Electric Cigar Box Banjo

Project Details

As an experiment I thought it would be fun to make an electric banjo. Inspired by a stainless steel-headed guitar a friend and former professor shared with me, I made a cast aluminum head for the banjo. A friend of mine sent me this cigar box sometime ago thinking I might enjoy making a cigar box guitar at some point. The neck is made from a piece of osage orange stock given to me by, you guessed it, a friend. You could say this was a project where I provided the labor but the materials were collected by friends near and far. Body: Camacho cigar box Neck: osage orange, cocobolo fingerboard with acrylic fret markers Headstock: cast aluminum Bridge: osage orange Nut: bloodwood