In-person course
in Stoke on trent

Cigar Box Guitar making day



On the Cigar box making course you will make a 3 stringed instrument sometimes called a Dulcimer due to the fret spacing. This instrument can be played acoustically but we will include a small internal pick up so you can play through the amplifier. The instrument will be tuned to DAD and it can be great fun using a bottle neck for slide guitar too. The instrument is 850 mm or 34 inches long and take about 7 hours to complete. The box size is approx 11 inch x 6 inch You can take home your instrument at the end of the day!

What's included in the price?

free parking and security on site. kitchen and toilets.


7 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


My love of woodcraft was due to a meeting with a guitarist friend who had made an acoustic guitar. We talked about his guitar for many hours and I thought it would be a challenge for me to have a go! Well that was 6 years ago and now in 2021 I am in a small workshop in Stoke where I build various instruments. The Strumstick instrument build is a great way to get to grips with fine woodworking and is an ideal step towards acoustic guitar building. No experience in woodwork is needed.


Spode works, Elenora street, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire, ST4 1QQ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Intermediate level
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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