Unique Handmade Cigar Box Guitars

Unique Handmade Cigar Box Guitars

Cigar box guitars made from cigar boxes and a lot of other things. Custom orders taken.

Guitar Restoration and Rescue

Guitar Restoration and Rescue

We rescue guitars and put them back into the hands of people who want to play them.

About Us

DaSaLu artisans are makers of Cigar Box Guitars and guitar restorationists..

DaSaLu is short for our granddaughters Dali, Sadie and Lucy. No more grand kids coming so the name is pretty safe.

Rupe Power Maker of cigar box guitars. “I like to make guitars out of things people wouldn’t even think of for a guitar.” If you have something in mind that would make a guitar contact me.

All of family are artisits in different art forms:

My wife of 45 years, Judy is a painter, painting nature, birds, etc.

My son Mike is a renowned tattooist and makes hand made knives. Mike owns and operates Daggers Cove Tattoo with shops in Lunenburg, and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

My son Ted is a talented furniture maker and designer. Ted loves to make furniture, chairs and tables in his shop in Mahone, Bay Nova Scotia.

My daughter in law Clare is a pottery maker. You can find Clare and her kiln in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Please contact us if you have any question, comments or custom orders.

4 Pole Single Coil Pickup

This is a four-pole single-coil enclosed pickup, originally intended for bass guitars, but also perfect for Cigar Box Guitars!

The enclosed design helps disguise any pole/string line-up mismatches, which makes for a much classier look.

These pickups are rated at 7.75kOhms of resistance.

Medium/Medium Fret Wire

It is designated as "medium/medium" due to the standard, mid-range crown width, crown height and "tang" depth.

This is premium nickel-silver fretwire, identical to what Stewart-MacDonald sells as their #148, so you know it's quality!

This is the most popular size of fret wire, and is used on many instruments by big-name companies such as Martin, Gibson and Fender.

Open Gear Tuners
Southbound Strings

These strings are intended for tuning to one of the following tunings:

High Open G - Middle D, Middle G, Middle B, High D
"Standard Guitar" - Middle D, Middle G, Middle B, High E (same as the 4 highest-pitched strings on a standard guitar)
Middle Open D - Middle D, Middle F#, Middle A, High D

#1 - .034" Bronze Wound
#2 - .026" Bronze Wound
#3 - .017" Plain Steel
#4 - .013" Plain Steel