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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 history of the cigar box guitar; information about the Blues Box Guitar, including how to assemble and tune it; strumming, picking and slide techniques; an...  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
Price: $34.99
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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
 
3.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I had low hopes for this inexpensive little guitar.

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lots of fun; great gift!

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...Read complete review

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.

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(4 of 15 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

(4 of 4 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

(4 of 4 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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Value

    By Bill

    from San Jose, CA

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    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

        (2 of 2 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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (2 of 2 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.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sounds great on little ampo

        By James

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        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)

         
        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

         
        4.0

        The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar is great, was hoping for

        By Merphis

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

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

        The Electric Blues Box Slide Guitar is great, was hoping for a little more out of the book

         
        5.0

        Fun little toy.

        By John

        from Red Bank

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • When you're bored

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

            I just picked this up a couple hours ago. Putting it together was pretty easy and it would probably make a good project for music class or scouts. I haven't had a chance to plug it in so I can't really comment on the pick-up. As long as you don't think of this as a real serious instrument and don't pay more than $35 it's a fun little guitar to play and don't see why you wouldn't be satisfied.

             
            5.0

            I would buy another

            By Christopher

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            I like it

             
            5.0

            Take this seriously as a new dimension of the guitar hobby!

            By phillip

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            Assembly only really entails stringing it. Complete kit, sounds great either plugged in or acoustic. CD & Book are very clear. Being only an accomplished air guitar player, I'm pleased with progress thus far. I would highly recommend this to those looking for a new sound or hobby.

             
            1.0

            No, I wouldn't.

            By Debra

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            One of the strings broke during assembly, so he hasn't had a chance to play it. I hope I can purchase a new string somewhere.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Adrian

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            It was definitely better then I thought it would be considering the price

             
            4.0

            Love it, terrible delivery

            By Becky

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            The item itself was a big hit. I purchased for my husband who is an amazing guitar player. He loves the novelty of it and is having a lot of fun with it.
            The packaging and delivery however are a different story. Was dropped quickly at my door and left in a box that was all but destroyed. We had to open it to see if it was in pieces, ruining the surprise.

             
            4.0

            He loves it

            By Nelda

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            I bought it for my husband and he opened the box and said I love this. But has not touched it since.

             
            5.0

            I highly recommend this guitar!

            By Ellen

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            Looks cool. Easy to put together. Interesting to play. Good for roots blues, also can be plugged in. Great price. Lessons available on line.

             
            5.0

            Great learning guitar.

            By steve

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            Great gift !!

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