This custom request was for a two string with a STING!!!, This bad a$$ cigar box guitar has a mean sounding single coil with volume and tone controls, set inside a box that is painted all around with cotton mouth snake scales…the deadliest snake in the swamp. Watch out for this guitar, once bitten, there is little hope for you. SOLD
Here was a custom order…the electric with the key ring of antique keys (it is a painting of the tattoo the customer has on his arm). I liked the ‘key’ theme, so I did an accompanying acoustic version as well, and I found some lock opening type metal thing’s (yeah, I know nice description) to decorate the boxes with.
Remember these glasses with the mustache? Fooled everyone, Right? Well,I thought that the image of these would make great folk art for a cigar box guitar, especially since the cigar box guitar itself kind of fools everyone who sees and hears it. People never expect a guitar made from a cigar box to actually work, but when it does….SURPRISE!!! FOOLED AGAIN. SOLD
Here are the Three String Noise Machines…these cigar box guitars feature single coil pick ups with volume and tone controls. There are no sound holes in the guitars,…they are meant to be plugged in, and when they are, let me tell you,…that single coil howwwwl’s…these have that gritty blues sound you can’t live without. I play another one of these in The Budrows too. SOLD
This 4 string cigar box guitar was a custom build for a guy that sold me my VW Westfalia, he wanted it clean and mean…This Cuban cigar box was just right. The green color with the highlights for the fret markers, really sets it off. It is fretted, with a piezo pick up and an old bakelite radio knob for the volume control. Classic. SOLD
Here’s a couple of clean builds, both 4 string, both electric, both with toothpick frets and cherry wood necks…I love the way the sound holes turned out on these cigar box guitars. SOLD
Snake Bite: This is an electric four string with a painting of a rattler, this thing says stand back, cause the sound will bite you. It has a piezo pick-up mounted in between the neck and the box and has a volume control as well. It sounds mean.
Big Clucker: This is a basic four string acoustic with a painting of the big clucker that kept waking me up when I was staying at a friends house. It has cut in fret markers custom painted fret dots. It sounds way better than that rooster at 4 in the morning.