Permit

It's a beautiful old box. Yeah, it's crusty, has a few worm holes but it turned into the coolest guitar.

This Carltone Cigar Box Guitar sports a hot single coil tele neck pick up, poplar neck, black tuners, finishing nail frets, 25.5" scale, three strings tuned to open E and it is a blues machine. Check out the pictures for the details.
price : $300
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Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Permit - Side
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Permit - Neck
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Permit - Top
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Permit - Beauty

Coming Soon!

Yep, we're working on new models.

Check back soon to see all of the new, exciting Carltone models. The Gatorbass is nearing completion and we just bought a whole bunch of new parts, including a resonator cone. Yes, we're building the first ever electic cigar box resonator ukulele! Until then continue to look through the pictures of our previous builds and if something strikes you drop us a line. I'm sure we can work something out.

Carltone Classic

Handpainted and distressed top provides amazing visual mojo.

Handpainted body and glossy poplar 24.75" scale neck give this guitar a high-end feel but it's the big chrome humbucker that gives it it's soul. Big round clean tones pour out of every nook and cranny of this Carltone Cigar Box Guitar but dig into it and she will growl. God I love this cigar box. The tone is to die for.
price : $250
SOLD!
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Classic - Full
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Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Classic - Neck
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Classic - Beauty

Brick House

She is, most assuredly, mighty-mighty!

Our finest work to date. This 19" baritone scale Carltone Cigar Box Ukulele is strung and tuned like the bottom four strings of a six string guitar (DGBE) so all of your standard-tuning licks will sound awesome. And she's a screamer too. A hot humbucker makes her bite and a modified tele bridge makes her twang. There is nothing she can't do. She's mighty, mighty!
SOLD!
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Brick House - Top
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Brick House - Neck
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Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Brick House - Beauty

The Chancellor

Blue stained maple neck, pickup painted to match, hand painted neck... it oozes custom.

With it's 25.5" scale and mild tele pickup angled to emphasize the treble string at the neck and the bass string in the middle this Carltone Cigar Box Guitar is a lead machine. The details really shine. Custom graphics are handpainted and stunning. Don't believe me? Check out the pictures.
price : $300
SOLD!
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Chancellor - Full
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Chancellor - Beauty
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Chancellor - Top
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Chancellor - Neck

Beaux Box

Four string interpretation of an icon

It's the box Bo would play. Our first four string features a maple neck, old school hot rod inspired paint, worn finish and a few surprises here and there... and it sounds awesome. Loud enough to play acoustic but plug it in and it's a screamer thanks to a hot tele bridge pickup.
price : $350
SOLD!
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Beaux Box - Full
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Beaux Box - Beauty
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Beaux Box - Top
Carltone Cigar Box Guitars - Beaux Box - Neck

Carltone Cigar Box Guitars, Ukuleles, and Stand-Up Basses are hand-built from found items, swap meet hardware, wood and discarded cigar boxes - just like the instruments played by the early blues men - in West Monroe, Louisiana.

Oddball pickups, all-thread nuts and bridges are hand assembled into playable folk art. All Carltone Cigar Box Guitars, Ukuleles, and Stand-Up Basses are custom built tone machines - no two will ever be alike... even if we wanted them to be. Some may be a little rough around the edges, older cigar boxes may have peeling artwork, finishes may not be perfect - and that's the way it's suppose to be. A Carltone is the perfect instrument for channeling the soul of the Louisiana Delta Blues!