[REPAIR HACK] How to Replace Cigar Box Guitar Pickup Rings In 7 Easy Steps

"So, we have a problem" says Ben, my dear friend and boss at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply.

"We shipped a gentleman in Australia one of the guitars you built."

I immediately tense up. 

What went wrong? I wonder. 

This guitar's on the other side of the world now, Glenn. What did you do? 

"The box we shipped the guitar in got pretty beat up in transit," continues Ben, "and both the pickup rings are broken."

While this isn't great news, I'm mildly relieved. At least the issue isn't due to neglect on my part. 

But the worst part of the whole thing is someone gave us their hard-earned money and received a guitar that disappointed him.

And the customer is totally justified.

"The guy feels good about replacing the rings himself, so we'll send him some new ones. How about you make a video showing him how to replace the rings without having to open the cigar box?"

"Absolutely." I say.

Due to this man's initial misfortune, I was able to make a video demonstrating how he can ultimately empower himself. 

And the act of helping someone move from a place of frustration and disappointment to a place of satisfaction and empowerment excites me.

In turn, I'm sharing that video, and excitement, with you.

In this post you'll learn how to replace the pickup rings on your cigar box guitar with 

  • a quick video tutorial
  • step-by-step text & image instructions
  • and the knowledge that all you'll need is a screwdriver

So without further ado, let's do this!