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Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD

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Learning to play the Blues Box Guitar is easy and entertaining with accomplished musician Nick Bryant's simple instructions. The instructional You Ca...Click To Read More About This Product

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Cool instrument for anyone.

Learning to play the Blues Box Guitar is easy and entertaining with accomplished musician Nick Bryant's simple instructions. The instructional You Can Play Blues Box Slide Guitar book contains a history of the cigar box guitar; information about the Blues Box Guitar, including how to assemble and tune it; strumming, picking and slide techniques; and exercises that you can play along with to the tracks on the CD so you'll be strumming with ease in no time! Increase your blues-playing confidence with the comprehensive audio CD which contains companion tracks to all the exercises in the book, as well as a tuning track, blues scale, and a demo track played on the Blues Box Guitar with a backing band, which will inspire you to be the next Blues Box Guitar sensation!

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  • Inventory #HL 00175501
  • ISBN: 9781743677582
  • UPC: 888680631703
  • Width: 8.5"
  • Length: 26.25"
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HinklerThe Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD
 
3.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (11)

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76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun Fun Fun

I gotta tell ya . For the money , this thing is a whole lotta fun I've been wanting a cigar box guitar for a while now. No this isn't something you're gonna play...Read complete review

I gotta tell ya . For the money , this thing is a whole lotta fun I've been wanting a cigar box guitar for a while now. No this isn't something you're gonna play at Carnegie Hall but for the money it is quite substantial . Also a great tool to use if you are just learning to play slide and getting used to slide techniques. P.S, Because of the piezo pickup , you can sing through the soundholes and use it as a microphone when plugged into an amp. Had my wife on the floor laughing.

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Nice Toy

This is basically a toy, but a fun toy. It's probably too fragile for kids under eight years old or so but would be a great learning toy to whet the appetites of anyone...Read complete review

This is basically a toy, but a fun toy. It's probably too fragile for kids under eight years old or so but would be a great learning toy to whet the appetites of anyone older [including adults]. The electric output is too weak to be usable without a preamp [or old stereo with a phono input].
Minor assembly is required; I needed to ream out the tailpiece holes and CAREFULLY use vise-grip pliers to fit the string grommets into the tailpiece. Comes with a glass slide and CD which is a nice touch. It's also an interesting conversation piece and attractive curio, so worth the purchase price for that alone.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun Fun Fun

By Oddball

from Silver Spring Md.

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Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

I gotta tell ya . For the money , this thing is a whole lotta fun I've been wanting a cigar box guitar for a while now. No this isn't something you're gonna play at Carnegie Hall but for the money it is quite substantial . Also a great tool to use if you are just learning to play slide and getting used to slide techniques. P.S, Because of the piezo pickup , you can sing through the soundholes and use it as a microphone when plugged into an amp. Had my wife on the floor laughing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Toy

By TontoSvensen

from Bremerton, WA

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Educational Toy
  • Fun
  • Interesting Curio

Cons

  • Electic output worthless
  • It's a toy

Best Uses

  • Educational Toy

Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

This is basically a toy, but a fun toy. It's probably too fragile for kids under eight years old or so but would be a great learning toy to whet the appetites of anyone older [including adults]. The electric output is too weak to be usable without a preamp [or old stereo with a phono input].
Minor assembly is required; I needed to ream out the tailpiece holes and CAREFULLY use vise-grip pliers to fit the string grommets into the tailpiece. Comes with a glass slide and CD which is a nice touch. It's also an interesting conversation piece and attractive curio, so worth the purchase price for that alone.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good product

By Banjoguy

from Ramona Ca San Diego County

About Me Special Occasion Smoker

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      • Events

      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

      Great blues ax.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again. Great fun. Get one and see

      By The Wiz

      from Rochester, NY

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      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

      My own personal use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great introduction to cigar box guitars!!

      By T-BONE PICKER

      from CLAREMORE, OK

      Verified Buyer

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          • Everyday
          • Gifts

          Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

          Very good beginners guitar for introduction into the world of cigar box guitars!! T-BONE PICKER plays and builds a variety of cigar box guitars very similar and this guitar really delivers at a very cheap price!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely killer little cigar box guitar

          By Ryan

          from Windsor, Ontario, Canada

          Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

          I love this thing. I got it for about 2/3 price after cashing in some backstage pass points. I would have gladly paid full price however. If you don't know much about guitar setups and intonation, you might struggle with this. It's a matter of setting everything just right, and getting the string spacing at the bridge and nut set properly as well as the placement of the bridge so your 12th fret note is the same as the open note on each string. Would HIGHLY recommend. Yes, it's not a real cigar box, but the sound isn't much different. It's still a very solid construction with solid maple neck that runs from the ferrules behind the bridge all the way to the tuners, and the cigar box is built around it. I've got it strung up to A-E-A "open A" which is quite a bit more tension than the recommended open G (G-D-G) tuning, and it's very stable. STRETCH the strings after installing and setting this up, or else it won't hold tune.
          All in all a great product for the price, and great for blues jamming.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Decent little 3 string for Money

          By Glenn

          from Iowa

          About Me Old Guy wanting to learn to play guitar.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • CD, Play Book & Slide are nice additions

          Cons

          • Smaller than i expected

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Gifts
          • Nice piece to learn on.

          Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

          Great learning piece with out the large price, fun to play & learn Cigar Box

           
          5.0

          GREAT PRICE AND GOOD PRODUCT.

          By PAPPY

          from HOMOSASSA, FLORIDA

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              • Everyday

              Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

              I HAVE INSTRUMENTS MADE OUT OF BAMBOO,COCONUTS,GOURDS,GOLD AND NOW A CIGAR BOX. GREAT FUN AND EASY TO ASSEMBLE AND PLAY.

               
              5.0

              Yes i would recommend this.

              By Ruby

              from Santa rosa ca

              About Me Cigar Aficionado

              See all my reviews

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                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                  I would like recommend this thanks.

                   
                  1.0

                  No no no no no noooooooooo. Piece of junk. The neck is loose

                  By None

                  from Penrose co

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fireplace kindling

                      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                      Waste of my time.

                       
                      3.0

                      For Beginners Only

                      By JoJo Rocker

                      from Memphis, TN

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to play

                      Cons

                      • Not made with a real cigar/wooden box

                      Best Uses

                      • Introduction to 3-string slide guitar

                      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                      This guitar is for those wanting to try 3-string slide. Everything is made fairly well other than the actual box which appears to be something other than real wood. In fact what you see as the cigar box is actually a DECAL. I almost pealed it off thinking it was a protective plastic wrap for shipping. There also is no access to the inside in case you need to repair the pickup and 1/4 inch jack.

                      Other than that it is what it is…everything works and doesn't sound bad either.

                       
                      3.0

                      Electric Slide

                      By JoJo Rocker

                      from Memphis, TN

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                      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                      First the only things you see on this instrument that's real are the tuners, strings, and the input jack. The neck is nice but the fret markers and dots are stenciling, which leads me to the most important disappointing thing.

                      The "Cigar Box" part is either thin particleboard or cardboard, there are no real logos (ect) and the woodgrain is fake too. It's a decal (sticker) and not well applied. It looks good in the pictures but absolutely false in real life.

                      The good thing it is a decent sounding slide guitar for those wanting to learn slide on-the-cheap.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great!

                      By Guitarwizinthemaking

                      from Arizona Strip, AZ

                      About Me Aspiring Aficionado, Cigar Aficionado

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Everyday
                          • Gifts
                          • Special Occasions

                          Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                          Great model to get started on.

                           
                          4.0

                          It's fine and the owner is enjoying playing it.

                          By none

                          from Oregon

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                          None

                           
                          5.0

                          woulld buy again & would make a great gift

                          By Tom S

                          from McHenry IL

                          About Me Aspiring Aficionado

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday
                              • fun to play
                              • Gifts
                              • Special Occasions

                              Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                              Jam session with friends & just have fun playing

                               
                              4.0

                              I would buy again

                              By Rick

                              from Iowa

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Nothing special but for the price you get a inst

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                                  This allows you get an introduction to slide playing at a low cost bought one for a friend and myself

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  bought this for X-mas gift

                                  By tsmit

                                  from Ft Pierce , Fla

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                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Gifts

                                      Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                                      looks like fun product, will not be opened till x-mas

                                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Bad Copy of Homemade Instruments

                                      By Smilingdog

                                      from St. Louis MO.

                                      About Me Root instrument historian and builder.

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • A bad replica of homemade instuments.
                                        • A slam on the roots instrument culture!

                                        Best Uses

                                        • How not to build a CBG.

                                        Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                                        What started out as a bad joke never went away. After countless time our community has shared and invited MF and other corp's to the events free to set up their own vendor booth and sale accessories which we all love, they ignored and frowned at our builds like we had brought them the plague. Now here we have a slap in the face china made box and stick kit that is a poor representation of America's root music with history behind most modern instruments. After a decade, we are still the fasted growing music movement and 3rd fasted growing event here in St. Louis MO.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Cool Guitar

                                        By Dave

                                        from Georgia

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                                        I haven't assembled this guitar but it looks like fun.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great little starter.

                                        By Christina

                                        from CT

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday

                                            Comments about Hinkler The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar with Guitar Slide, Instruction Book and Audio CD:

                                            Just starting out and this is a great little box for a newbie.

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