Hanley's Cigar Box Guitars


By Tim Behuniak

Plattsburgh resident Scott Hanley began building cigar box guitars three years ago and now he’s on number 77.  He has built guitars for Roger Fisher from the band Heart; for Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society; and two guitars for an international band in Sweden.  Last November, Hanley was asked to join the National Association of Music Merchants in California to showcase his talents.  This June, Hanley has again been given the honor to attend the showcase in Nashville, TN.

He designs his own guitar necks and uses real cigar boxes.  All guitars are electric and none are the same, making each unique...It’s art you can play.

For more information, visit the Hanley’s Cigar Box Guitar Facebook page.