C.B. Gitty 52-003-02 Cigar Box Guitar Amp Building Kit



Cigar Box Guitar Amplifier KIT with All-wood box & Pre-wired Leads - Full How-to Video!


Build your own battery-powered amplifier and bring your Cigar Box Guitar anywhere with this complete kit!

The box can vary in shape and size (see photo for example), but the kit comes with everything you need to put together your very own amplifier. The main photo is an example of what the amp might look like after construction.


The "guts" of this amp kit is a 2.5 watt amp board, which really puts out some nice sound considering its size and input power. The amp board comes with 1-foot wire leads pre-soldered to the key connection points, to eliminate some of the more fiddly bits of assembly for you. This kit includes a four-page how-to sheet that shows wiring diagrams and covers some key points about wiring and assembly. Only basic soldering skills, and an ability to read simple wiring diagrams, are required to assemble this kit!


This amp contains the following parts (refer to annotated listing photo):

A) ¼” Long-Shaft Mono Input Jack

B) “Top Hat” Potentiometer Knob

C) 9V Metal Battery Holder Clip with mounting screws

D) 3-inch 4-watt Speaker

E) 2.5-Watt Artec Amp Board with pre-wired leads

F) Red LED (Power Indicator) with Plastic Mounting Bezel

G) 2 feet each Red and Black 24-gauge Hookup Wire

H) 4pc. Rubber Self-Adhesive Non-Skid Pads

I) (4) Decorative nickel-plated finish washers

J) (4) Flat-head machine screws

K) (4) Nuts

L) Black metal speaker grill/screen

M) 8pc. Nickel-Plated Box Corners with Mounting Screws

N) (Not shown) All-wood Cigar Box

The amp board also has an onboard Tone Trim Pot, adjustable with a Philips screwdriver , which allows for fine-tuning the tone from "clean" to "crunchy". We always crank the tone all the way up before shipping our own amplifiers, so that they produce the loudest, crunchiest tone - because that's what we think sounds best with a CBG! For those of you who are interested in tweaking your CB amp, and aren't scared of a soldering iron, the amp board also provides connection points for an output jack and headphones jack as well!

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