The cigar box has the greatest affect on sound. We use wood and paper covered wood boxes for maximum resonance. The neck transforms an art piece into instrument grade. Poplar, Maple or Red Oak provide strength to withstand string tension. Fret lines are cut on a 25.5" scale with nickel-silver frets. Bone nut/saddle eliminate string buzz and tuning machines provide reliable tuning. All of our CBG's are ready to plug into any amplifier with the installed piezo, single coil or humbucker pickup and jack. Simple but effective!