THREE OR FOUR STRINGS?
The mighty 3 string CBG!!! Purists would say that this is the “true” cigar box guitar, and it’s simplicity is it’s strength. While you can definitely play guitar leads and solos, the 3 string format is ideal for kids, beginning guitar players, or rhythm guitar players. A great introduction to the cigar box guitar world. Less is definitely more!
If you have ever played a banjo or ukulele, the 4 string cigar box guitar feels like their distant cousin. The extra string provides more tones and allows for more complex chords and tuning options. While it is still great for a rhythm guitar player, the 4 string cigar box guitars is perfect for somebody who likes to play leads and solos.