Unlock the Delta Blues…with these KEY’s

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.

Three Strings,…Noise Machines.

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

Green with Envy…

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

Mean, yet Clean in cigar box design

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 and the Big Clucker…

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.

Friend Portrait, cigar box guitar with piezo pick up

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I did this cigar box guitar with a portrait of a friend of mine…looks kinda distant and lonely, goes perfect with the blues. This is a four string electric, with maple neck and oak fretboard and this box sounds amazing unplugged, great tone. SOLD