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Cigar Box Guitars and Other Handmade Items

Cigar Box Guitars have become increasingly popular over the last 5-10 years. In that time many are still unfamiliar with them, or have only seen one in pictures or videos on the internet. Though originally primitive instruments, made by the poor with only what they had, these guitars have somewhat evolved into very playable (and often sought after) legitimate instruments. I offer a range of one to six string guitars. They can come in various standard specifications, like 3 and 4 string Freless, 3-4 string fretted... electric - acoustic - etc... Discover a new collection of handcrafted pieces at Br Primitives Handmade Instruments & More. We’re sure you’ll find just the right one-of-a-kind item, perfect for you or a unique gift for that special person in your life. Our range of beautifully-made pieces offer something to suit everyone's tastes, being that I can build as primitive to about as fancy as you like. So contact me on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, or simply give me a call at: 704-689-5039 for your chance to get one step closer to finding that special item for you or a loved one.

About The Builder

Brian Revels is a jack-of-all-trades type fellow who started his career as a Graphic Designer and Artist, and eventually found his way into the realm of Software User Experience in combination with Yearbooks. Brian was born in 1982, in a North Carolina city called Gastonia. Brian tried learning to play guitar on a cheap, kid size, parlor guitar at age thirteen. It wasn't until he received his first electric guitar at age fifteen that he actually learned to play. After he, foolishly, stopped playing guitar, for a number of years... Brian missed playing guitar and playing with bands. Around 2012 he ran across a guy making and playing Cigar Box Guitars on YouTube. Since then Brian has been making and selling various stringed instruments under the brand BR Primitives (amounting to over 100 instruments to date). Thinking he couldn't sell anything that didn't sound and play well, this forced him back into playing guitar again. No longer being an artist/designer building guitars also gave him access to a creative outlet he had since lost.


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