Cigar Box Guitars & Handcrafted Instruments

To Some, it's Art,

To Some, it's Music,

To Us, it's a Passion

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Welcome to Twister Strums LLC.

Twister  Strums  LLC  is  a veteran  owned  small  business  whose focus is repurposing  reclaimed wood, cigar boxes and other devices into functional folk art, cigar box guitars, roots music instruments  and other handcrafted instruments. After four plus years of building, I am still finding new ideas and/or ways to get music out of a collection of parts and pieces. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line.

About Us

Starting Point

Starting Point

Starting Point

Five plus years ago, the wife asked me to make her a mountain dulcimer. Somewhat reluctantly, I said yes. After it was finished, she decided that she wanted a second one for a different playing style. Next came some handcrafted instruments for gifts. Soon I had orders for friends of family members.  

Then until Now

Starting Point

Starting Point

Fast forward to January 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival. After meeting Shane Speal, Ben "Gitty" Baker, Dave Sutton and numerous other aficionados,  I was hooked on cigar box guitars. In March 2019, I was told "Either you start selling these instruments or quit building them. We are out of room". Twister Strums LLC was formed in April 2019. 


Starting Point


Cigar box guitar, folk art and roots music handcrafted instruments collecting and playing is an addiction that might just consume you. It starts with your first instrument. Contact us and we can help you move down the path!!

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Twister Strums LLC

1110 W. Main St #32, Norman, OK 73069 US

(405) 279-9994


Monday - Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday  : Closed