Whether you have played music for years or never even held a guitar, you can play a Wellspring cigar box guitar. Our cigar box guitars ship tuned to Open G. An open tuning makes it simple to get started playing music.

Just strum the guitar and you’re playing a G chord! To play other chords, simply “barre” them. To play a barre chord on your cigar box guitar, just use one finger to compress all three strings across any fret. Barring the 5th fret will give you a C chord. Barring the 7th fret will give you a D chord.

It’s that easy. Now you can play three basic chords: G, C and D. With these three chords, you can play an endless number of songs.