Not only do cigar box guitars have a great history, these handcrafted instruments are truly a joy to play! Each Up In Smoke CBG has its own unique sound and personality; they are made by hand one at a time in our small Alabama workshop. They can be built in any string configuration.The most common are 3 string, 4 string, and 6 string. They are tuned to an open tuning which means that they are incredibly easy to play. Up In Smoke models are built with slightly higher than "normal" action for ease of slide playing. They're fun to play and are something really different!