Empty Cigar Boxes, for Free
June 14, 2012 1:31 PM Subscribe
Where can I find empty cigar boxes for FREE (or nearly free) in the Minneapolis, MN area?
posted by TinWhistle to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to get into making 3-string cigar box guitars, but my goal is to do it as cheaply as possible. The only hang-up I have left is getting a good deal on the empty cigar boxes themselves.
All over the Internet, cigar box guitar makers say they get their empty cigar boxes for free from smoke shops, etc. I can't seem to find any smoke shops in the Minneapolis area which give away empty cigar boxes for free--the going rate seems to be $4.99 per empty box. I can't find anyone in my local area on the cigar box guitar forums; they only know where to get deals in their own neighborhoods.
Due to the extreme diversity on Ask, I am hoping that a few of you will know what I am talking about and can help out a bit.