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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 Can Play Blues Box Slide Guitar book contains a histo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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!

FEATURES

  • 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
 
3.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value

For under $40, this is a great value. Especially as a slide guitar starter, and a conversation piece on the cigar box. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

For under $40, this is a great value. Especially as a slide guitar starter, and a conversation piece on the cigar box. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

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Just OK

Cheap cardboard body. If you put it together as instructed, it's impossible to play without the slide. The frets are painted on, so it's hard to play chords. The pickup is cheap...Read complete review

Cheap cardboard body. If you put it together as instructed, it's impossible to play without the slide. The frets are painted on, so it's hard to play chords. The pickup is cheap and sounds horrible played through my Fender amp (not even worth the time).The booklet and disc that come with it are very nice, if you want to apply those techniques to a cigar box that you build yourself (or even this one if you modify it a bit). Bottom line, if you want to enjoy this and not get frustrated you'll need to get smaller bolts for the nut and bridge.

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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Just OK

By Bob

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

Cheap cardboard body. If you put it together as instructed, it's impossible to play without the slide. The frets are painted on, so it's hard to play chords. The pickup is cheap and sounds horrible played through my Fender amp (not even worth the time).The booklet and disc that come with it are very nice, if you want to apply those techniques to a cigar box that you build yourself (or even this one if you modify it a bit). Bottom line, if you want to enjoy this and not get frustrated you'll need to get smaller bolts for the nut and bridge.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fun toy

By Josh

from Gladstone, OR

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

I bought this as a new toy to mess around with. And its just that. A toy. The box is paperboard, the neck actually seems pretty decent. I put a smaller nut on it so I could play it without a slide as I like to alternate between. I would reccomend buying strings for it because the ones it came with arent very good. I wanted to go lower anyway so I bought a set of Not ven slinkys and used the 3 lowest strings and tuned it C# g# c#. Fun to mess around with but not a serious instrument.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Value

By Bill

from San Jose, CA

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Pros

  • Nice book and Audio CD.
  • Well constructed, good sound, amplifier jack.

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      For under $40, this is a great value. Especially as a slide guitar starter, and a conversation piece on the cigar box. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bargain and Fun, All in one

      By Ronnie

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Great beginner project, Great bargain, and a lot of fun.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Playable gift

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Bought this as a gift for my daughter who loves to play whatever she can get her hands on. Figured worst case she would use as decoration in her studio. Body is a sticker wrap , not wood. Neck however is wood with decals for frets. Now the playing part actually works !! She even plugged it into a mini amp and that even worked too. So , for the price, yeah , it's ok for messing around and learning something new to play.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds great on little ampo

      By James

      from undisclosed

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

      Lots of fun!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Lots of fun; great gift!

      By Doc Jeff

      from Jackson, MS

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Sturdy Construction

      Cons

      • Pickup tends to fall out

      Best Uses

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

        I don't have a lot of money, and I wanted a fun Christmas present for myself. This guitar was a good choice. I'm not a guitarist, but a percussionist who craves a melodic outlet. This little number is easy to put together (although the pickup came loose and fell inside, and I'm not sure how to fix it) and easy to learn. The real star here is the CD/Instruction booklet. The history of the cigar box guitar is fascinating, and the instructions are clear and accurate. Not a professional instrument by any means, but it's a ton of fun, and I do plan to use it in a composition once I've got the technique down.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I had low hopes for this inexpensive little guitar.

        By kent

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        I had low hopes for this inexpensive little guitar.
        But, I am very happy and think at this price it will make great
        Holiday gifts.
        Also great how to play CD and book. Plus YouTube videos.

         
        5.0

        Great little guitar

        By Christina

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        This little box guitar sounds great, my boyfriend loved it, it was easy to assemble the strings. Very impressed with it

         
        1.0

        I do not recommend this product

        By Giarc

        from La Quinta

        Pros

        • Other GC products have been good quality

        Cons

        • Horrible Quality, Un-tunable, terrible pickup

        Best Uses

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

          My wife bought it as a surprise. Good ratings fooled her. Horrible, cheap quality. Unusable as is. Will not stay tuned - both neck and saddle move while tuning, Pickup has stray background noise. Cigar box body is cheap cardboard and poorly attached. Funky nut and bridge with tuner arrangement makes a weird string spacing that makes its own set of noises. It may become a rebuild project, but doubtful at this point. It was theoretically a low price, but I expected better quality from the Guitar Center.

           
          5.0

          Great fun at a good price

          By john

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          I wasn't expecting much when I purchase this just a little fun maybe but after an easy assembly I hooked up to my amp and it's been a blast. I wish it was a little larger and the neck was bigger but it just motivates me to build my own.

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