Stan Opiel of Chincoteague, Va. Shows Us How to Make a Cigar Box Guitar
One of our favorite things to do here on DelmarvaLife is introduce you to the many people on Delmarva who have incredible and unique talents.
Stan Opiel from Chincoteague, Va. is one of those people. He creates guitars out of cigar boxes. The cigar box guitars he makes are either three or four strings and the guitars are acoustic/electric and electric models.
While Stan was living in Memphis, he was surrounded by friends who played music. Stan said he ‘couldn’t play a lick,’ but he hung out with the group. Later on, he learned how to build a cigar box guitar and he still has the first guitar he ever made.
Check out the Facebook Live Show that Stan and DelmarvaLife Facebook Live Show Host, Lauren Hitch, did the day of the show where Stan actually built a cigar box guitar. 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus was fascinated by these guitars and had to get his hands on one to play.
Check out Stan and his guitars on Facebook at Mudboy Guitar Works.