Saturday, March 25, 2023


Myself: What is a cigar box guitar?

Bard: A cigar box guitar is a simple chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator. The earliest had one or two strings; modern models typically have three or more. Generally, the strings are connected to the end of a broomstick or a 1×2 inch wood slat and to the cigar box resonator. 
The cigar box guitar is a popular folk instrument, and it is often played in blues, country, and rock music. It is relatively easy to make, and it can be a fun and rewarding project for people of all ages. 
The cigar box guitar is believed to have originated in the American South in the early 1900s. At the time, many people were poor and couldn't afford to buy expensive musical instruments. So, they made their own instruments out of whatever materials they had on hand. This included cigar boxes, broomsticks, and nails.
The cigar box guitar quickly became popular, and it spread throughout the United States and Europe. Today, there are many people who make and play cigar box guitars. There are also many festivals and competitions dedicated to the cigar box guitar. 
If you're interested in making a cigar box guitar, there are many resources available online and in libraries. You can also find kits that include everything you need to get started.

I have signed up for Google's chatbot as well now, in addition to Open AI's chatGPT and Microsft's Bing. I will let you know how I get on. 

Bing is in Skype as well now. A much better home than a browser I think.

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