Ed Stilley


The DIY Musician: Madmen, Outsiders and the Art of the Cigar Box Guitar

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the guitars of Ed Stilley, an untrained luthier in Hogscald Hollow, Arkansas, who made the most outrageous acoustic guitars. Inside the bodies of each crudely made instrument, Stilley loaded springs, saw blades and other found objects. He feels these metal additions allow the guitar “to better speak the voice of the Lord.”