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June, 2018

Cory Epperson
Cigar Box Guitars

The Artist:
Musical instruments have always interested me, especially
stringed ones. After seeeing a primitive cigar box guitar
played at a Blues festival in Denver, I started making my own
out of an old box and a piece of hardwood flooring. I loved the idea
of taking something that was used for one purpose and
giving it a new life.
I also love junk. I'll pick up anything... a rusty bottle cap,
an old sole from a shoe that's been tossed around in the ocean,
or my favorite: driftwood hardened in the salt water and
thrown back to the beach for a new beginning.
With every guitar I make, ideas and inspirations flow. And while
none are perfect, all are made with love and good vibrations.

The Instruments:
These are by no means precision musical intruments.
Find your tune and play. What comes out is your very own.
Most come stringed to be tuned to an open E, A, or D.
Using a slide helps, especially with the ones with higher action.
The electric ones have either a magnetic or piezo pick-up.
The piezos pick up more of the vibration of the box, whereas
the magnetic ones pick up the vibrations of the strings.
Play around with distorton levels for a good crunchy
Texas Style Blues sound or go clean for authentic Delta Blues riffs.


"Dancing Whales"


Cory Epperson



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