I met David Sutton (a brilliant photographer among other things) at the York Cigarbox Guitar Festival this past summer. We had a nice chat and I drooled over his fine book of photos and how-to on CBG and like-instrument building. Besides plenty of excellent quality pics he has thorough sections on various -kinds- of building as well as pickup-making and more, bios and interviews with some of the earliest key people in this movement.
As his studio is only 30 mins. from me (he’s up in Evanston, Illinois) I drove up and we shared a wonderful breakfast chat, tour of his studio and he’s shooting some pics of a few of my builds for another book. BUT… if you’ve not seen this you really should have a look. I own Cigar Box Guitars: The Ultimate DIY Guide for the Makers and Players of the Handmade Music Revolution and it is frankly, The Definitive book on the subject, gives history and many-faceted insights on the history and allure of making, playing and general creativity that has been literally sweeping the world with these cool instruments.
Click and enjoy- along with video clips (PBS Channel 11 and Fox 32 both in Chicago) include him and others involved in this movement. Then buy his book (see the on his site) and get building, learning and having fun! Thanks for stopping by, -Glenn
His main site (with video clips, etc.):http://www.suttonstudios.com/
His book site: http://www.cigarboxguitarbook.com/Welcome.html