Cigar Box Guitar Amp Photos


This video is a 3/4 watt, 4″ speaker model with a 100 ohm volume pot. My new amps feature a linear volume pot and dual power capability! I used to use a 1k pot for the volume, but it did not have a linear function. The volume went from low to high in about 1/16 of a turn. Now the amp works much better. The original schematic calls for a 25 ohm pot, but I believe that the 100 ohms pot works perfectly.

Cigar Box Amp #8 (.375W)

This amp is for sale on Etsy.com. http://www.etsy.com/listing/53359392/cigar-box-amp-as-seen-at-makezine

Cigar Box Amp #7 (.375W)
This amp is was for sale on Etsy.com. Sold 8-8-2010 for $31.95!

.375W

.375W

A Romeo y Julieta cigar box amp built 7-29-2010. This amp is being sold on Etsy.

Cigar Box Amp (.375w)
This is a Cuesta-Rey cigar box amp. It features a 10mm LED. This amp was sold on Etsy.com (8-15-2010). I installed a diode on the external power jack to protect against reverse voltage, and I even sent the new owner a drain cover and two screws in case the speaker grille is desired.

Cigar Box Amp (.375w)

This amp is made in a Corona by La Flor. It’s .375W and features a red LED. I made this one out of my favorite cigar box that I used to keep my GPS batteries and parts in. This amp is being sold on etsy.com.

Cigar Box Amp 4 speakers (.375w)

Cigar Box Amp 4 speakers (.375w)

Cigar Box Amp 4 speakers .375w inside view

Cigar Box Amp 4 speakers .375w inside view

Casa Torano Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

Casa Torano Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

Macanudo Maduro Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

Macanudo Maduro Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

Romeo y Julieta Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

Romeo y Julieta Cigar Box Amp (.375W)

These are the CBGAs that have been built by me. Each one is unique, and I try my best to make each one special. As with most of my cigar box amps, I try not to deface the cigar boxes. I like to leave them as natural as possible. Sometimes I do break this philosphy, but I try my best to stick to it. Most of these are sold on eBay, and the owners have full creative rights to customize them as they please.


3 thoughts on “Cigar Box Guitar Amp Photos

  1. Pingback: What’s happening this week @ tech-tut.com? 7-23-2010 « Tech Tut

  2. Are full plans available for this new amp with 100k ohm pot? If so where can I get the plans.
    Thanks
    Lonnie

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